On this week’s show, two doctors making comics. First up is an interview with Carlo Jose San Juan, the creator of Callous Comics, a comic strip from the Philippines that tells the story of a doctor and her guardian duck. Later in the episode I talk with Ian Williams about his weekly Guardian strip Sick Notes. Click below to play the episode, or subscribe to the Graphic Medicine Podcast in iTunes. The Graphic Medicine podcast is brought to you by Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Department of Humanities.
The Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) is a longitudinal cohort study investigating the long-term effects of HIV infection and ARV (antiretroviral) medications in children and young adults who were born with HIV or born exposed to HIV. The study follows newborns, young children, adolescents, and young adults. One part of the study, the use of a comic for maternal disclosure of HIV status, is discussed in this podcast. Researcher Claire Berman presented this study, and the comics related to it, at our 2015 conference in Riverside, California and on a Health Comics panel at San Diego ComicCon. Click below to play… Read More
As the weeks since the conference have passed, attendees have posted blog entries describing their experiences. Shelley Wall has written a piece for the BMJ Blog. John Swogger wrote about his experiences and Lisa Diedrich, pictured below, wrote on her blog about the conference. You can read a Storify of the tweets from the conference (#StagesPages) here. Our conference sketch artist, Jules Valera, posted this to her Facebook page about the conference (used with permission): “Before this weekend I was unsure about my place in comics, and whether I had the guts to keep at it in autobio- even though… Read More
Much conference follow-up to come, but in the meantime, thought participants (and perhaps others) might like to see how that day-long comic jam ended. (It was late, there was alcohol involved.) Don’t really know who started it – I remember seeing it with two or three panels pinned to a board somewhere during the day Saturday. Then it showed up at dinner, and the rest is, well, this. Thanks to all who played along.
Spanish physician and cartoonist Monica Lalanda has published a collection of her recent works. She will be presenting work from the book at the 2016 Comics & Medicine conference in Dundee, Scotland. A review of her book will post to the site soon. From the book jacket: We take it for granted that doctors are irrefutably ethic in their behavior and knowledgeable of their ethical codes, but what if they aren’t? What would Medicine be like if physicians behaved without any conscience or without any rules? This revolutionary book will make many doctors reflect on their own attitude, it will… Read More
Artist Lisa Wilde has created a moving and beautifully drawn graphic medicine narrative series which can be viewed on Mutha Magazine. The story is called, “Lacunae: Elegy For My Mother.” Lisa writes of this five-installment project, “This serialized webzine has a spare narrative, the power (I hope) is carried primarily by the drawings, which are childlike and visceral. A friend said they were a cross between Chagall and Munch, with a little Eva Hesse thrown in.”
The 2016 Comics & Medicine conference in Dundee Scotland is only three weeks away! The schedule will be online this year, and you can access it here: https://graphicmedicine2016.sched.org Presenters and guests should have received an invite to the site. (Perhaps more than one, apologies for duplicates!) Once you log in, you can: create your custom conference schedule update or make corrections to your user profile load a photo or icon add a description of your presentation communicate with other presenters put the icon on your smart phone or pad desktop to create a conference app. If you find any discrepancies, please do… Read More
Book your spot now at the “Coolest conference in the world!” * Registration is now live for the 2016 Comics & Medicine conference in Dundee, Scotland. Be sure to book your conference attendance, the Lynda Barry workshop (if you are interested) your hotel, and, if you need it, a coach from the Edinburgh airport to Dundee. All of those links are available here. See you in Dundee! *Rinko Endo, 2011.