Graphic Medicine Website Update– Design Brief GraphicMedicine.org is planning an upgrade and expansion to maintain it as the ‘go-to’ website for information regarding the interaction between comics and medicine. The website, set up in 2007 by Ian Williams, is merging with MK Czerwiec’s ‘Comic Nurse’ subsites which host information on the 2011 Chicago conference and the GraphicMedicine podcasts. Ian and MK have been jointly editing the GraphicMedicine blog, Twitter and Facebook accounts since last summer and will be running the new, upgraded site jointly. Graphic Medicine is looking for expressions of interest from web designers who subscribe to our cause and… 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. Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, recently sponsored a three-lecture series on Graphic Medicine. The first of these lectures features MK Czerwiec introducing the field, highlighting some texts, and going on about how everyone should draw more. Introduction by Cate Belling, great comments after the talk from MA/MD students, also Riva Leher, Laurie Zoloth, and Katie Watson.
Comics are teaching tool for Penn State College of Medicine students Our colleague, Professor Michael Green, one of the originators and luminaries of Graphic Medicine, teaches a course called ‘Graphic Storytelling and Medical Narratives’ at Penn State College of Medicine in which Medical Students study graphic novels and comics and make their own strips. Michael, his students and the course is featured in this article by Cindy Stauffer in the Read the full article here
I certainly hope to attend this event featuring Karrie Fransman, Nicola Streeten, and Mary Talbot. There is a call for displays out too! enquiries to Dr Matt Green firstname.lastname@example.org
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. British Artist Darryl Cunningham, who studied at Leeds College of Art, is a prolific cartoonist who has worked for long stints as a health care assistant on an acute psychiatric ward which informed and inspired the thoughts and experiences which went into his book Psychiatric Tales. Psychiatric Tales was published by Blank Slate in the UK in 2010 and Bloomsbury in the US in 2011. It has met with wide critical acclaim. Darryl is currently… Read More
Happy Friday everyone! First up, Ian Williams has done a guest blog at Forbidden Planet about his graphic novel-in-progress, The Enlightenment of Iwan James. Secondly, Alex Fitch at Panel Borders has posted the audio from the First Fictions Festival, “The Problem With Autobiography.” Included in the conversation are Nicola Streeten (Billy, Me, and You) and Nye Wright (Things to Do In A Retirement Home). Enjoy!
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. Paula uses her graphic memoir-in-progress, The Facts of Life to demonstrate visual exploration of the stigma-inducing health issues of miscarriage, resulting ‘childlessness’, and ME/CFS. Paula works from her home studio in Bristol as a freelance illustrator, writer and proofreader. She divides her time between anthropomorphising animals, bemoaning the absence of Plain English in corporate literature and working on her graphic- memoir-in-progress. She’s fairly new to the world of comics, and, having worked extensively within children’s… 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. Medical students have used the (currently common) term “closure” to express what they desire but find lacking in texts. While they do not always demand a “happy” ending, they at least want to feel that the text is “complete.” The graphic text, I will argue, has several advantages over traditional prose texts in resisting closure and demanding that the reader “work through” the events. One edge results from the need for the reader to fill… 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. The tense and interrogative relationship between word and image that characterizes the comics genre makes possible David Small’s ironic articulation of sickness as a wordless language. Indeed, the growing catalog of illness autographies attests to the effectiveness of comics in giving individuals the means to express openly and candidly the otherwise silencing and stigmatizing experience of illness. What makes Stitches notable among illness autographies, however, is that it stews in its silence, making the quiet… Read More