from Nina Mickwitz: Dear comics scholars, this is to inform you all that the date for Transitions 4 – New directions in Comics Studies has been moved forward by a week, with a reminder that our call for papers is open until the end of July. Transitions will now take place on Saturday the 26th of October 2013, at Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX We are pleased to announce that Dr Ann Miller (University of Leicester, joint editor of European Comic Art) will be giving the keynote, and that Dr Roger Sabin (Central St. Martins, University of the… Read More
For those of you coming to Brighton for our conference, Prof Bobbie Farsides has produced this ‘Time Out’ guide just for you! Time out in Brighton (and Hove) If you have already looked at what to do and see in Brighton and Hove (as it is properly known) you will know that there is no shortage of websites from which to glean information. Brighton is known as the City by the Sea and has all that you need for urban living plus the sea and the surrounding Sussex Downs on our doorstep. If you have any association to Hove… Read More
Thanks to Andrew Godfrey for flagging up this comic about PTSD. Click on the image to follow the link.
Jorge Muniz is the artist/author of “Med”, an educational webcomic for any student in the field of medicine. Short, single panel snippets of information to enable students to remember vital information. He updates the comic at least once a week
Dr Lisa El Refaie has set up a collaborative project between Cardiff University’s Centre for Language and Communication Research and South African charity Whizzkids United, to produce a comic book in which teenagers tell their own stories to support HIV/AIDS education. The charity’s main programme involves using football training as a metaphor for how to keep safe from HIV, but they wanted to find new ways of attracting young people to their Health Academy, which offers counselling, HIV tests, and general social and medical support. Together they decided to run a series of comics drawing workshops, so that… Read More
David Small is giving a keynote address at the conference A Narrative Future for Healthcare in Kings College, London, which is likely to be a landmark event in narrative medicine, being a collaborative venture between Kings and Columbia University. The organisers have made extra tickets available for non-delegates who would like to attend David’s talks. These are limited to 60 so early booking is essential. You can book by clicking on the image below.
Dr Mita Mahato of Puget Sound University reviews Jason Walz’s graphic novel Homesick read the review here
I’m currently writing a book chapter for a Routledge book on Medicine and Art. My topic is how Medicine has ‘impacted’ on comics since WW2 (i.e. the middle and latter parts of the 20th c to date). I am also considering the opposite question of how comics might impact on medicine, or on healthcare professionals. Do you feel that comics have influenced you, in your self perception, your attitudes, or your practice etc? Ian answers to firstname.lastname@example.org (or post a comment here)
Robin McConnell’s interview with comics artist Glyn Dillon, author of the wonderful Nao of Brown. Glyn explains the thinking behind the book, which tells the story of a young woman who has OCD. Graphic Medicine gets a mention in the interview! LISTEN
Alex Demetris got in touch recently. He’s working on a comic about Lewy Body Dementia. It looks very interesting and I can’t wait to see more (there is a printed copy in the post to me!). This is what Alex has to say about his project: ‘Having produced numerous cartoons and short comic strips over the past six years, last autumn I decided to enrol on an MA in Illustration at Camberwell College of the Arts in order to explore fully my interest in producing a longer narrative comic. In 2007 my father had been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia,… Read More