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Peter Dunlap-Shohl hosts a blog for people with an interest in Parkinson’s Disease. It started as an information clearinghouse for the Anchorage Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, where meeting schedules, agendas, speakers etc could be found, but it became a kind of therapeutic hobby. Then Peter started to make a comic, taking a look at PD. The 11 pages he has completed so far are viewable here.
My article has been published online first In BMJ Medical Humanities Med Humanities doi:10.1136/medhum-2011-010093 click on the image above to access the article, but you’ll need a subscription or an Athens Login. Or you could email me. Ian
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. “I hesitate to introduce myself as a geriatrician. It upsets me to admit this, but it’s true. Although I feel proud of my work and my choice of specialty, I’m slightly embarrassed about announcing it, maybe people won’t respect me as much as say, a cardiologist.” Dr Muna Al-Jawad works as a Consultant Geriatrician at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. She started drawing comics about 2 years ago. She sees comics as a… 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. Nye Wright: Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park When You Are 29 and Unemployed. “Stigma, Medicine and Community – Comics as a medium of addressing and uniting these three disparate themes.” Aneurin Wright, the author of Things to do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park…When You’re 29 and Unemployed, a forthcoming graphic novel from Myriad Editions, discusses how comics is the perfect medium for addressing three common themes of modern palliative care…. 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. “Making is a social practice.” – Moreton Simon Moreton is a cartoonist, writer and academic geographer based in Bristol. Simon runs Better, Drawn, a blog where people can share stories about experience of long-term mental or physical illnesses in the form of comics. According to Simon, “The aim of this exploratory paper is to unpack a) how the collective constitution of stigma around physical and mental illness unfolds and b) how comics communities can be mobilised… Read More
In the states: Registration is now open for the Society for the Arts in Health Care’s 2012 international conference, Arts & Health: A Global View. The conference will take place in Detroit, Michigan, hosted by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, from May 2-5. MK Czerwiec (Comic Nurse) will be presenting on Graphic Medicine. In the UK: Association for Medical Humanities (UK) Conference at University College Cork, Ireland The 2012 conference of the Association for Medical Humanities will take place at University College Cork, Ireland, with the kind support of the Wellcome Trust. Organised in conjunction with the Consortium for Medical Humanities, an inter-University initiative… 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 stigma surrounding mental health problems continues to be debilitating and destructive. This presentation (performance) aims to challenge negative and stereotypical attitudes through the narrative of the two presenters: one the cartoonist who authored Depresso and the other a mental health academic. There are few books about mental health written in the cartoon genre; Depresso is one of them. The protagonist, Tom Freeman has what might be described as “a breakdown” and the book is… 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. Nicola Streeten has been working as an illustrator for 15 years. Her first graphic novel, Billy, Me & You, has been published in the UK by Myriad Editions. It first appeared in serialised form in Liquorice Magazine. She is in the final stage of a Master of Research in Art, Architecture and Design degree at The University of Lincoln, her research area is gender and the graphic novel. Nicola is co-director of Laydeez do Comics,… Read More
Katie Green speaks on some of the common misconceptions surrounding eating disorders and sexual abuse, drawing on examples from her graphic-memoir-in- progress. Katie’s talk is followed by a Q&A with Andrew Godfrey. Katie Green is a freelance illustrator based in Bristol. She self-publishes a regular zine, the Green Bean, and is currently working on her first graphic novel. Lighter Than My Shadow, a graphic memoir of eating disorders, sexual abuse and recovery, will be published by Jonathan Cape in Autumn 2013. email@example.com www.katiegreen.co.uk