The Graphic Medicine international conference organizers will be launching a free weekly virtual meet-up called “Drawing Together.” We will provide a Zoom link, a topic, and a group facilitator. All in the world-wide Graphic Medicine community are welcome to join us to chat, draw, support one another, and share. What: Drawing Together Virtual Meet-ups Where: Zoom link to be provided (free!) Who: All members and guests of the graphic medicine global community How:Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Participants will receive a Zoom link at least 15 minutes prior to session start. When: Sundays, starting April 5, 4 pm GMT/noon Eastern/11am Central/9am Pacific (or convert to your time zone here)… Read More
With great regret, and after serious deliberation, the Graphic Medicine conference scheduled for Toronto in July of this year has been cancelled due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. If you submitted a proposal, you will be contacted individually by the conference organizers in the next day or two. Please stay checked in with us on social media and here at GraphicMedicine.org for updates about alternative engagement opportunities in the coming days. Stay safe, be kind.
Last updated 04/06/20 The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. There is much information available online. (Not all of that information has been reliable, so be sure to verify information!) There are also dozens of comics about COVID-19 coming across our feeds. The comics are educational, social justice oriented, humorous/coping, or a combination of any and all of the above. Here are some of them for you. We have tried to include only comics with reliable information. We have also included a few historical plague-themed comics and non-comic resources for reliable information about COVID-19. Categories: Educational… Read More
In case you were unable to join our first Drawing Together event, check out the images below to see what we did. Special thanks to Marek Bennett for the basic structure of the exercise. If you want to share your drawings, and see ones participants shared from this past Sunday’s session, check out #DrawingTogetherGM on your favorite social media outlets. We will be doing this again next week! For details see this post.
As a medical librarian, I know that the information about COVID-19 is overwhelming, so the information most important to families and communities is something that should be highlighted and shared often. Communication about the Novel Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 sheds light on how comics help communities in different areas. Native American communities across the US are not immune to the pandemic. As cases are rising in tribal communities, many nations have announced stay at home orders for citizens and are preparing for the worst outcomes. In response, Native artists and creators have put their energy into creating art that… Read More
Graphic Medicine is very proud to present the seventh chapter of Camille Aubry’s A Journey to Motherhood. This is a part-memoir part-fiction comic book depicting the fun and less-fun bits of maternity, from pregnancy to the toddler years, told with dry, and at times caustic, humour. Read Chapter 6 here. Visit Camille’s website. Follow Camille on Instagram. Camille Aubry is a French graphic artist based in Bristol. She graduated as an architect in Paris before completing an MA in Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts. Camille works as a live illustrator (scribe), documenting events, conferences, seminars, concerts, meetings, presentations and pitches with… Read More
by Abbey L. Berg, PhD, CCC-A, FNAP: Pace University, Communication Sciences & Disorders Program and Keyra-Nicole Lecointe, BS: Pace University, Graduate Program in Communication Sciences & Disorders Abstract: 22 speech-language pathology (SLP) graduate students read the graphic novel, El Deafo (Bell, 2014). Groups of 3-4 students produced a 4-frame comic of communication impairment. Five categories emerged from student responses to activity: 1) increased perspective-taking; 2) awareness of knowledge/beliefs; 3) academic/clinical training/practicum experiences tool; 4) advocacy/public health; and 5) intra- and inter-professional collaborations. In summary, incorporating graphic novels and comics in graduate education and training is valuable. Background: Narratives fill a gap… Read More
Hot off the press! – the Top 10 Don’ts and Do’s for Researchers Working with Patient Partners was inspired by a conversation amongst patient partners at REFLECT 2017 – a workshop held by the Hatching Ideas Hub that brought together researchers, patients/service-users/caregivers, and policy makers in the field of suicide prevention to share ways of working (better) together on research projects. Collaboratively designed by patient partners and researchers, and brought alive by the creative talents of the illustrator (Emily Adams) and graphic design specialist (Andy Gauthier), the Top 10 comic depicts some of the common scenarios encountered by patient partners in research and communicates some important… Read More
Mile High: Adventures in Colorado Medical Marijuana by Mister V, isbn: 978-0989384346, © 2019, 8th Wonder Press (8thwonderpress.com), 322 pages. Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America by Brian “Box” Brown (www.boxbrown.com), isbn: 978-1250154088, © April 2, 2019, :01 First Second (firstsecondbooks.com), 250 pages. Book Reviews by Kevin Wolf This is a difficult review to write. Book reviewers are often called critics. A memoir carries the additional critic’s problem that it could lead to personal hurt; after all criticizing the presentation could be taken very personally. From my perspective, nothing written here should be taken personally, it’s meant for outside… Read More
UPDATE: FRAMES HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC. Organisers say they will reschedule both FRAMES and TRANSITIONS for the autumn. Friday, 20 March 2020 10:3016:30 Birkbeck, University of London(map) location: Birkbeck, University of London With support from CHASE the annual TRANSITIONS symposium has been extended with FRAMES, a day of workshops for CHASE researchers. The workshops are Graphic Medicine with Ian Williams and Comics as Research Practice with Nick Sousanis. The workshops are focussed on comics and arts as part of the research process, but are open to all research students affiliated with CHASE institutions. The day is… Read More