ICU Stories #2: When Accidents Happen: True Stories from an ICU Nurse, written by Ernesto Barbieri, Illustrated by Jess Ruliffson, Boston Globe (thanks to Matt Bors of The Nib (RIP) for flagging this fantastic comic up!) The Power of Palliative, Annals Graphic Medicine “Turning the History of Science Into a Comic Adventure” – MIT News The Sickness Cycle by Gemma Correll
As the field of Graphic Medicine has developed and grown, there has been a proliferation of courses related to comics and medicine being taught to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students around the world. GMIC is committed to bringing ideas and people together through sharing and collaboration, and with this in mind, we put out an invitation for teachers of graphic medicine to share their syllabi with us, so that others could benefit from their collective wisdom and experience. We are pleased to share the syllabi we have thus far collected, and are thrilled at the quality and diversity of course… Read More
Hi all – it’s MK here, aka Comic Nurse. I’m working on a few projects looking at the implementation of graphic medicine in nursing. Our nurse-liaison Esther Saltzman and I have written a few pieces on the possibilities graphic medicine holds for nurses, but how it is actually being used now is of great interest to me. I would love to speak with nurses who are using comics and drawing – with their students, patients, families, or on their own. Learning about an entire graphic medicine course taught in nursing school would be super duper!! Any writing or research anyone… Read More
guest post by Monica Chiu, email@example.com, University of New Hampshire I’m a professor of English and American studies at the University of New Hampshire, where I teach courses in American literature, Asian American studies, race and ethnic studies, literature and medicine, and graphic narrative. The last two categories—literature and medicine and graphic narrative—held me captive for a long time. While at first I viewed them as separate entities, I began to image their inextricability. I also stumbled on the Graphic Medicine website about ten years ago, regularly reading the featured comics and reviews. I subsequently attended a Graphic Medicine conference… Read More
Dr. Theresa Rojas interviews Richard Fairgray and Barbra Dillon on the Fanbase Press release, Four-Color Heroes. They discuss diversity, seeing yourself in comics, and depicting a spectrum of perspectives around discovering your sexuality and/or coming out. The book includes an essay from clinical psychologist and media consultant, Dr. Drea Letamendi on mental health challenges for LGBTQ+ people living in our world. This episode was recorded in November 2023. Digital copies are available on Hoopla, Comics Plus, and Kindle Direct. You can purchase a digital copy from Fanbase Press: https://fanbasepress.ecrater.com/p/42007307/four-color-heroes-printed-graphic
Happy New Year y’all! Sharing the below poster and details for our upcoming programming around the NLM traveling exhibit on graphic medicine. For those outside of the Boston area, you’ll be most interested in programming from weeks 1 through 3 as they are intended to be available remotely. Most events require advance registration, so please be sure to do so! For those in the area, please feel free to come by Countway for events in person and to view the exhibit. If you do plan to stop by, let me know and I’m happy to tour you around the library… Read More
My name is Riya Gupta, and I am an undergraduate psychology student at NYU, passionate about creating a platform for mental health stories to be shared and appreciated in a raw, vulnerable, and diverse way. As a member of the South Asian community, I have realized how stigmatized the experience of a mental illness is within my community, and one of the reasons I have observed is a lack of understanding or information regarding mental health. Through my comic, I explore borderline personality disorder through Rani’s experience as a young woman unable to cope with her mood swings and establish… Read More
You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife Allergic Becoming J Michael Straczynski
Empathy 101 by Josh Neufeld – look for some familiar faces! Beep-Beep, heartbeats: Illustrating the world of t an ICU nurse by writer Ernesto Barbieri and illustrator Jess Ruliffson. Behind a paywall, but you can access for $1. Worth it. “The Heart Attack” by Mark Glick for the Annals of Internal Medicine A tribute to the creator’s sister and all COVID-19 healthcare workers by Leah Walker.
The submission process for the 2024 Graphic Medicine Award will open with a new post on January 2. Be sure to check the site for details. This year’s award is dependent on matching funds. As the season of giving is upon us, please consider donating to the award to make this dream a reality for some talented creators. To donate, click on the bottle below.