Ilana Zeffren’s Urban Tails hits Kickstarter Collected for the first time in English, the autobiographical comics are a charming, insightful look at LGBT+ life in Tel Aviv. Beginning in 2006, Ilana Zeffren has chronicled her life as a weekly newspaper comic strip. Urban Tails brings these strips together in English for the first time, presenting a 200+ page collection which is down to earth, honest, and provides a gentle look into the lives of Ilana, her girlfriend, and their two cats. Addressing subjects as diverse as mental health and the proliferation of crocs (shoes), Zeffren brings a fresh perspective and… Read More
As part of a Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder James Sturm has been working with a team of Harvard students and scholars, Kazimir Lee, and Sam Nakahira on a 32-page comic about the US healthcare system. They have granted us here at Graphic Medicine the exclusive reveal of their cover! Health and Wealth, A Graphic Guide to the US Healthcare System is being created to help the general public better understand how the US healthcare system works in hope it generates discussions around healthcare and healthcare reform. A digital version of the comic book and a study/engagement… Read More
In case you, your students, or anyone you know might be interested in reading Brian Fies’ Mom’s Cancer or Ian Williams’ The Bad Doctor in Spanish, those titles are available from SaludArte Editiones! (https://www.saludarteediciones.com)
Yasunaga Komori of the Japan Graphic Medicine Association was kind enough to provide us with a translation of an interview they recently posted with him. We proudly share it here! Please introduce yourself briefly. What kind of work do you usually do? I am a psychiatrist. I’m currently the head of the psycho-oncology department at the Aichi Cancer Center. I don’t read manga on a regular basis, and I don’t do medical education for a living, so I’m not in a position to introduce graphic medicine (GM), but for some reason, my colleagues and I translated a book, Graphic Medicine Manifesto. It’s always the patients… Read More
Graphic Medicine and Drawing Together community member Erin Partridge has recently published a new book, Getting On in the Creative Arts Therapies: A Hands-On Guide to Personal and Professional Development. (ISBN 978 1 78775 263 4) She says of the text, “I think my book would be a very useful resource for many of the Graphic Medicine folks (and it is illustrated throughout by some comics by a comics artist/art therapy student and some of my own sequential art.” From the book’s back cover: “What do you really want from your career and how are you going to get it? How… Read More
For a blind/low vision friendly version of the above, check out our audio version of the event flyer. Tuesday March 23rd from 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET, The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability is partnering with The Program in Visual Impairments and the department of Comic Studies at SF State to present Adapting Comics for Blind and Low Vision Readers: A Roundtable Discussion. Join a panel of experts in in access, blindness, and comics, as they explore creative and technological approaches to open up this historically visual medium to blind and low vision readers. Featured panelists: Chancey Fleet, Darren… Read More
Distant Connections, a collective of artists from Europe, China and the United States who got together to distill the experiences from the remarkable year of 2020 into a zine, is seeking submissions to a new issue exploring the differential impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on women all over the world. For more information and submission guidelines, click the image below.
The Graphic Medicine Confab is a roundtable conversation focusing on the challenges and techniques of making graphic medicine: comics about everything and anything to do with health, medicine, illness and our bodies. Meetings are organized by Kriota Willberg, Joel Christian Gill, Georgia Webber, and Benjamin Schwartz. Each Confab has a theme and a facilitator (see below for details.) The GMC is meeting for more sessions via Zoom. Artists, educators, librarians, health care professionals, patients, and others contributed compelling questions and comments, creating dynamic conversations about a wide range of topics. You can check out the first four sessions here. Graphic… Read More
Graphic Medicine International Collective (GMIC) board member Dr. Theresa Rojas is the director of the Latinx Comic Arts Festival which will be broadcast on their YouTube channel, March 12 & 13 from 11am to 3pm (PT). More information and festival schedule available on the festival website.
EXAM ROOM Volume One: Anatomy Lab is a comics zine drawn and written by second year Drexel College of Medical Students in Philadelphia, in the Fall of 2019. Working in a Graphic Medicine seminar with Artist in Residence Emily Steinberg, MFA, students Prachi Anshu, Andrew DiMatteo, Marc Hem Lee, Joshua Lucas and Luke Wakeen drew from their personal experience working with cadavers in the Anatomy Lab, creating an extraordinarily thoughtful collection of stories. Download full zine here.