‘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… Ongoing… Follow along with the International Comic Arts Festival in Seattle this weekend with the hashtag #ICAF2017! I will include a handful of tweets from it in this week and likely next week’s posts, but much of it is only tangentially related – and I couldn’t get it all if I tried!… Read More
Special Note: This is the last week that these posts will be cross-posted on The Graphic Librarian and on Graphic Medicine. Beginning next week, you will need to check, follow, or subscribe to Graphic Medicine for these updates! I will periodically post other content here in the future – perhaps a post about that next week… Also Special Note: The Pathographics conference is happening in Berlin this weekend! You’ll find tweets here from the opening night and the full first day of the event. The rest of the conference will be featured in next week’s post – and I’ll try to get… Read More
MK here, recently back from the Vermont Folklife Center’s “Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium“. I am very grateful to have been invited to attend and participate. Though I was not able to be at two important opening events, lectures by Art Spiegelman and Joe Sacco, I was able to participate in the full day of panels on Saturday, covering topics such as Graphic Journalism, Autobio Comics, Graphic Ethnography, as well as Historical Comics. You can click over to my blog for my sketch notes from those rich panels. My notes are augmented by those of Kurt Shaffert, who generously permitted me… Read More
Note: This is a double-issue, as I was too sick last week to do much of anything. Other Note: Posts from Friday, 10/20/17 will be included in next week’s post. I will be at a conference that entire day! ‘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… Special Content… Our friend and colleague Brian Fies (Mom’s Cancer), and his family,… Read More
‘This Week in Graphic Medicine’ highlights relevant articles (and tweets) about comics in medicine published during the week (Saturday – Friday). Articles are typically presented without commentary, with credit given to those who flagged them up where possible. So without further ado… This Week in Graphic Medicine – A Look Inside… Last week when I announced the move of this blog series to the Graphic Medicine site (ICYMI), I promised to give some insight into how this post comes to be. I came to graphic medicine by accident in grad school when I was supposed to be finding background on… Read More
FULL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED! October 27-29, 2017, Berlin The PathoGraphics research group at Freien Universität Berlin, Germany (Prof. Dr. Irmela Marei Krüger-Fürhoff, Prof. Dr. Susan Merrill Squier, Dr. Nina Schmidt, Stef Lenk, Alexandra Hummel) presents this international conference. www.fsgs.fu-berlin.de/pathographics Venue: Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité, The Lecture Hall Ruin/Hörsaalruine, Charitéplatz 1, D – 10117 Berlin This conference examines the ways in which knowledge and experience of illness and disability circulate within the realms of medicine, art, the personal and the cultural. Speakers address this question from a variety of different perspectives, including literary scholarship, comics studies, media studies,… Read More
Hello all! Many of you already know me, either via Twitter (@NoetheMatt) or this year’s conference, but for those of you that don’t, my name is Matthew Noe. I am a medical librarian, currently working at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Lamar Soutter Library and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region (a mouthful to be sure). Over the past year or so I have been building collections and programming, as well as conducting a large scoping review of the literature around the use of comics in medical education. A key part of all of this… Read More
In this podcast episode, listen to field co-founded Ian Williams describe to the Wellcome Trust Library staff what graphic medicine is and what it does. Support for this podcast comes from Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Humanities, the nation’s oldest Humanities Department within a medical school, pioneers of innovations in medical education since 1967. To learn more about Penn State College of Medicine Department of Humanities, go to www2.med.psu.edu/humanities.
If you’re aged between 14-19 and you’re interested in drawing, graphic novels and the stories you can tell through them head over to one of the free one hour workshops at the Wellcome Collection. Alex Demetris will teach you the fundamentals needed for creating your own comic or graphic novel in workshops inspired by medicine and health. Workshops will take place at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm at Wellcome Collection on Saturday 16th September. For more information https://wellcomecollection.org/events/saturday-studio-comics-and-graphic-novels-workshop These workshops are for young people aged 14-19. There are 20 spaces in each session – first come, first served. You’ll have the best chance… Read More
Thanks to a tip from @Init4Health on Twitter, here is a comic from The Lupus Initiative, PDF available online: http://thelupusinitiative.org/downloads/Askme3_V2_Full_10_06.pdf We come across many comics online, but wanted to highlight this one on the site as we don’t have much in comic form about Lupus, and hoping to fill that gap.