Reimagine End of Life New York, the week-long series of events exploring big questions of life and death, is in the books. In bringing the series to New York from San Francisco, organizers hoped for 75 or so successful events. There were over 350, and Graphic Medicine was the focus of a few. Running the entire week was an exhibit of comic art at the 53rd Street New York Public Library, which had two components. Upstairs at the branch was “Death Panels: Comics That Help Us Face End of Life.” The exhibit featured art from Roz Chast, Ben Schwartz, Thi Bui,… Read More
guest post by Pin-chia Feng, Chair Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Director at the Asian American Studies Research Center of National Chiao Tung University in Hsin-chu. Pin-chia is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and Editor-in-Chief of the Review of English and American Literature. There is a long history of Taiwanese medical professionals engaging in creative writing; the creation of graphic narratives, however, is a relatively unknown genre of creative writing among the island’s healthcare providers. While there were Taiwanese doctors and medical students creating comics as a… Read More
guest post by Kevin Wolf Columbus Ohio hosted their annual city-wide comics’ festival, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC; http://cartooncrossroadscolumbus.com) from Thursday September 27 through Sunday September 30, 2018. Please refer to www.graphicmedicine.org/report-from-cartoon-crossroads-columbus/ for some background on CXC in my prior report about CXC 2016. CXC is an amazing event that gets better every year. CXC provides a variety of venues at Ohio State University campus (Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM), Hale Hall, Ohio Union, & Wexner Center for the Arts), Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), and Columbus Museum of Art (CMA). There was an… Read More
In this month’s episode, we hear from Alice Jaggers, medical librarian and new addition to the website management team. We learn about how she got involved with Graphic Medicine, what she presented at our conference this summer, and what she hopes to see in the future. Enjoy! Support for this podcast comes from Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Humanities, the nation’s oldest Humanities Department within a medical school, pioneers of innovations in medical education since 1967. To learn more about Penn State College of Medicine Department of Humanities, go to www2.med.psu.edu/humanities.
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.