guest post by Jane Burns (@JMBurns99) In August this summer I presented at the Comics & Medicine Conference: The Ways We Work. I presented on the panel about Academic Angles with other Health Librarians. My paper examined the role of the Health Librarian in the development of and engagement with Graphic Medicine for end users health literacy. One aspect that I focussed on was the engagement with altmetrics. I find using altmetrics provides a broader understanding of research impact. The application of altmetrics complements existing bibliometrics and other analytical tools. This is extremely useful in evaluating research outputs by demonstrating… Read More
Reimagine End of Life is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Artists, storytellers, healthcare professionals, faith and community leaders, and innovators across all five boroughs of New York City are uniting from Oct. 27-Nov. 3 to create a unique week of more than 250 events. Graphic Medicine is one of 200+ collaborators coming together to explore death and celebrate life from every perspective. There will be at least seven events that feature comics at Reimagine! Here is a rundown, click on the links for details and ticketing. Roz Chast in Conversation Death Panels… Read More
At the closing session of the 2018 Graphic Medicine conference in Vermont/New Hampshire, Ian Williams announced that our 2019 annual conference – our 10th anniversary conference – will be returning to Brighton, England. It will take place on July 11-13, 2019. Many more details to come!
On this month’s episode, Matthew and MK recap meeting up at the American Library Association conference in New Orleans. Books mentioned and relevant links: Rock Steady by Ellen Forney About Betty’s Boob by Julie Richelou ALA’s Comics & Graphic Novels Interest group becomes a Round Table Dumb by Georgia Webber Gumballs by Erin Nations Smile, Sisters, and Ghost by Raina Telgemeier Hey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction by Jared Krosoczka Machete Squad Drawn to Berlin Home After Dark by David Small Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition by Julia… Read More
CaringKind Chronicles is a serialized comic about one family’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease. It is written by Jennifer Camper, drawn by Ivan Velez, and published by CaringKind, New York City’s primary resource for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. The story begins when the grandmother, Estella, begins to have memory problems. In each episode the family confronts different problems, and turns to CaringKind for help. The comic appears in CaringKind’s quarterly newsletter, in English and Spanish, and online at www.caringkindnyc.org/comic For over thirty years CaringKind has provided New York City residents with a 24-hour Helpline and free programs and services for caregivers…. Read More
2016 Graphic Medicine Conference Keynote and champion of comics and creativity Lynda Barry visited The Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine as Artist-in-Residence in December 2017. Michael Green and the PSU library’s One-Button Studio created a series of videos to help inspire their students and all of us to create more and with more joy. All of the videos from Lynda’s visit with Michael can be found here.
The June episode of the Graphic Medicine podcast features Graphic Medicine News with Matthew Noe and and interview with Marbles creator Ellen Forney about her follow up book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life. Enjoy! Graphic Medicine News links: Seattle keynote speaker Georgia Webber’s new book Dumb is now available! Isaac’s Story: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/isaacs-story-downloads-links-and-resources Hit up @comicnurse on Twitter if you want to write a review for the site! And as promised in the episode, Ellen Forney and Maria Bamford!
As promised in our previous post, here are a few more great videos of Lynda Barry working with Michael Green during her December residency at Penn State Hershey.
April 16 was National Health Care Decisions Day, an initiative of The Conversation Project, which works in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The intent of the day is to ” inspire, educate, and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.” In at least two events in the U.S., comics had an important role in getting people talking about their advanced care plans. In Chicago, Life Matters Media (wonderful backstory on their beginnings here) sponsored four projects asking participants and passers-by “What does living well mean to you?” In the first, Alex Thomas, Gary Ashwal, and… Read More
Happy Spring! It’s the May episode of the Graphic Medicine Podcast. This month’s Graphic Medicine News recommendations by Matthew Noe: Rock Steady by Ellen Forney Everything is Going Wrong: Comics on Punk & Mental Illness Kickstarter And featuring an interview with Jenell Johnson, editor of the latest book in Penn State’s Graphic Medicine book series, Graphic Reproduction .