‘This Week in Graphic Medicine’ highlights relevant articles (and tweets) about comics in medicine published during the week (Saturday – Friday). Links are typically presented without commentary, unless clarification of relevance is necessary, with credit given to those who flagged them up where possible. So without further ado… Matthew’s Pick of the Week… This week, I want to make sure you’re aware of two amazing Kickstarter projects that are still ongoing as of this post: Drawn to Sex – The Basics and EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG: Comics on Punk & Mental Illness. I have previously linked to both of these,… Read More
April 16 was National Health Care Decisions Day, an initiative of The Conversation Project, which works in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The intent of the day is to ” inspire, educate, and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.” In at least two events in the U.S., comics had an important role in getting people talking about their advanced care plans. In Chicago, Life Matters Media (wonderful backstory on their beginnings here) sponsored four projects asking participants and passers-by “What does living well mean to you?” In the first, Alex Thomas, Gary Ashwal, and… Read More
Happy Spring! It’s the May episode of the Graphic Medicine Podcast. This month’s Graphic Medicine News recommendations by Matthew Noe: Rock Steady by Ellen Forney Everything is Going Wrong: Comics on Punk & Mental Illness Kickstarter And featuring an interview with Jenell Johnson, editor of the latest book in Penn State’s Graphic Medicine book series, Graphic Reproduction .
‘This Week in Graphic Medicine’ highlights relevant articles (and tweets) about comics in medicine published during the week (Saturday – Friday). Links are typically presented without commentary, unless clarification of relevance is necessary, with credit given to those who flagged them up where possible. So without further ado… NOTE: This week is a double-issue. The projects that followed me in my job transition, combined with developing new collections and the end-of-the-semester as an adjunct have wrecked havoc upon my schedule. I apologize for the delay and for the strain this post is likely to cause on your device! Matthew’s Pick of… Read More
Call for Contributors for “Missing Panels” Zine funded by the University of Leicester – Wellcome Trust ISSF. “Missing Panels” focuses on the impact a lack of representation has on the lives and mental health of members of BME communities, illustrating the need for more equal representation as one of the many strategies required to build a more equal society. Specifically, we are looking for contributors to create a 2 or 4-page full colour comic revolving around questions such as: i) is NHS outreach/campaign material inclusive to BME communities? ii) in what way has your personal experience of accessing health care… 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. We’ll be sharing these wonderful videos here a few at a time. Play along at home with Lynda and Michael! Post your eight faces in the comments here or on social media.
We had an email from David Hering who is running a project at the University of Liverpool called Illustrating Futures, which looks at comics and young persons’ mental health, in association with the Lottery/Children in Need funded social enterprise Comics Youth and in a semi-partnership with Tate Liverpool, where they have held two residencies (and looking at a third in October). David tells us that some funded PhD posts and a post-doc fellowship have just been advertised at Liverpool and they would welcome applications from people who would like to research in the field of comics and mental health. The… Read More
The 1st International Conference on Medical Humanities in the Middle East at Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar invites proposals for oral presentations and posters on the topics of narrative medicine, medical sociology, philosophy of medicine, art and medicine, expressive arts therapies, medical ethics and narrative ethics, graphic medicine, literature and medicine, history of medicine and other humanistic initiatives in medicine occurring in the Middle East and North Africa region. Keynote speakers: Arthur W. Frank and Mohammed Ghaly. Selected papers will be invited to an edited volume. Contact: Professor Alan S. Weber, firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://qatar-weill.cornell.edu/event/mhm
Uniting Two Perspectives on Mental Illness: Philosophy and Linguistics University of Essex, 13-14 September 2018 Mental illness has long been of interest to researchers in the humanities, including philosophy, linguistics, sociology, history and politics. In a domain where psychologists and psychiatrists have focused on identifying interventions and developing explanatory models, scholars in the humanities have preferred to explore broad conceptual and cultural questions. For instance: Where do notions like “mental health” and “mental illness” come from? What can we learn from their history? How do specific diagnostic categories emerge? How does psychiatric language shape the way we think about ourselves… Read More
‘This Week in Graphic Medicine’ highlights relevant articles (and tweets) about comics in medicine published during the week (Saturday – Friday). Links are typically presented without commentary, unless clarification of relevance is necessary, with credit given to those who flagged them up where possible. So without further ado… Matthew’s Pick of the Week… This week, rather than highlight a particular work, I want to provide some suggestions on where you might publish your work – in particular, works of graphic art in the scholarly realm. I get this question quite often, and I still feel I don’t have all that many… Read More