Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. This panel from Toronto, “Comics and Rhetoric,” features Brandon Strubberg, Tim Elliot, and Matt Kaske Cirigliano. Brandon Strubberg and Tim Elliott are second-year PhD students in Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. Brandon’s Master’s thesis focused on rhetorical representations of diabetic identity, and he has presented on the topic in the past. His current research projects include examining the interactions between identities of disease and technology as well as the usability of medical manuals. Tim… Read More
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
The conference organizing committee, in conjunction with Muna al-Jawad and an enthusiastic team in Brighton would like to officially announce the preliminary details of our 2013 Comics & Medicine conference! Ethics Under Cover: Comics, Medicine and Society 4th International Conference of Comics and Medicine 5th-7th July 2013, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK CALL FOR PAPERS HERE!
Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. This panel from Toronto, “Studio Time in the Literature and Medicine Classroom,” features Susan Squier, Tess Jones, and Scott Smith. They write of their panel, “We will present our experiences introducing ‘studio time’–a time dedicated to creating our own comics (text and images)–into classes that are customarily occupied with discussing comics, either as examples of literature or as modes of communication in health care settings. After brief paper, we answer questions and encourage discussion and comments among… Read More
Via a retweet by Matt Madden of Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, a researcher at Tufts looking at how (and where) our brains assemble the visual language of comics. The article in Discover article, titled, “The Brain, The Charlie Brown Effect” looks closely at sequential art with and without narrative significance. “People are able to predict what’s coming next,” Cohn says, “even if there’s no meaning to it.” The study the article is citing (full PDF courtesy of the author) is available on researcher Neil Cohn’s website. Also an earlier article (pdf full text via author’s website) where Cohen takes on Scott McCloud’s… Read More
Via Karen Green at Comic Adventures in Academia, a comic about getting a new heart by Houston artist Michael Bise. Chapter one is here and chapter two is here.
Another story on the trauma comic, this one by National Public Radio in which the entirety of the comic can be downloaded, is available here. I love NPR, but unfortunately, based on the headline, they have not read this great piece by Dylan Meconis on how NOT to write about comics.
Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. This wonderful panel, moderated by Michael Green, presents the creators of three unique and insightful graphic pathographies. Jenny Lin is a visual artist based in Montreal. She has created experimental narrative-based works in the formats of 2-D print, artist books, video and site-specific installation. She recently worked as a medical illustrator at McGill University and she currently teaches at Concordia University in the Print Media program. www.jenny-lin.ca. She writes of her presentation, In my presentation, Skinny… Read More
Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. Another fantastic panel from Toronto! This one is moderated by Brian Fies and discusses comics in relation to two major public health issues: smoking and hypertension. First up is Alan Blum, an authority on the tobacco industry. In 1977, he founded Doctors Ought to Care (DOC), the first physicians’ organization dedicated to ending the tobacco pandemic. As editor of the Medical Journal of Australia and the New York State Journal of Medicine in the 1980s, he published the first theme… Read More
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