As part of the Ethics in Performance series at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Dr. Sue Eckstein presented geriatrician and comics artist Muna Al-Jawad, illustrator Nicola Streeten, creator of Billy, Me, and You, and illustrator Nye Wright, creator of Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park. They each discussed their work in Graphic Medicine and the floor was then opened to questions from the audience. This week’s podcast episode contains Muna & Nicola’s presentations. Next week’s episode will be Nye’s presentation and the lively Q&A with all panelists. If you are enjoying the Graphic Medicine podcast, please consider… Read More
Great article found via Neil Gaiman on Twitter – “A Lesson on Illustrating Wheelchairs by Someone Who Uses One.”
Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. In this week’s podcast, we go casual. Perhaps too casual. Here are excerpts from a conversation MK Czerwiec & Ian Williams had with Professor Mita Mahato from the University of Puget Sound in March. Enjoy (or please forgive) what Ian refers to as “naff background music” and other assorted restaurant noises. The conversation is set over dessert in a villa of Chicago’s legendary Italian Village Restaurant, open since 1927. Also requiring forgiveness will be my inappropriate… Read More
Thanks to the amazing Shelley Wall at the University of Toronto, we have a 2012 Comics & Medicine conference venue, program, and website! Registration is live, so feel free to start making plans for what will be another amazing conference. You can read fellow conference planner Brian Fies’ thoughts on the matter here. Hope to see you in Toronto in July!
Cathy Leamy, presenter at our upcoming Toronto 2012 conference, will be giving a talk and a workshop on cartooning in health care at the International Conference on Health Science & Communications in Providence, Rhode Island June 20-23. From the conference website: Cartooning in Healthcare Cathy Leamy Independent Cartoonist Web developer, Massachusetts General Hospital Comics (including cartoons, comic books and strips, webcomics, graphic novels, and magazines) offer a valuable communication format, especially for medicine and health care. Dry, confusing, or daunting material can be presented in ways that engage and entertain readers, simplify complex topics, cater to different learning styles, and… Read More
Today’s podcast conversation is with Susan Squier, PhD, Brill Professor of English, Women’s Studies, and Science,Technology and Society Studies at Penn State University. Susan’s teaching and scholarship includes several articles on the use of comics in the medical context. You can download PDFs of some of Susan’s comics scholarship here. In this conversation, we discuss how Susan began working with comics, how she feels comics and medicine are connected, and her hopes for the future of the Graphic Medicine movement. Susan will be presenting on “Studio Time in the Literature and Medicine Classroom” with colleagues at the 2012 Comics &… Read More
Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. In this conversation, Linda Raphael of George Washington Medical School discusses her work in Graphic Medicine and Medical Humanities. Linda is a professor of English and director of the Medical Humanities program, which she founded, at George Washington University Medical School. Linda will be participating in a panel discussion at the 2012 Graphic Medicine conference in Toronto this July. Linda presented her paper,”Resisting Closure in Graphic Medicine Texts” at the 2011 Graphic Medicine conference in… Read More
A George Washington Medical School student, Rahul Vanjani, is looking to hire an artist familiar with medical themes for, as he writes, “a health literacy project that I am working on with a local non-profit organization here in D.C. We’re in need of an artist(s) for the project and I was wondering if you might be able to send our information out to your network of comic (and non-comic) artists. An artist who works in or who is familiar with the health care field would be preferable. We will pay the artist for his/her services. Briefly, our current project is… Read More
Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. In the first of a series of podcasts featuring scholars who are teaching comics in academic settings, MK talks with Michael Green. He is a doctor of internal medicine and a professor of bioethics and medical humanities at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine. Michael has pioneered an intensive course on comics and medicine that he teaches to fourth year medical students. In this course, students read and create graphic medicine texts. You can read… Read More
Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. In the third and final talk of Northwestern Feinberg Medical School’s Graphic Medicine lecture series, Dr. Ian Williams discusses his paper in the current issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities as well as his own work as a comics artist. His talk questions whether or not the act of creating graphic memoir can be a cathartic experience.