The deadline for the Special Issue on Graphic Medicine of CONFIGURATIONS, the Journal of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, has been moved up to February 1, 2014. Submissions, in the form of essays, comics, and any combination of the two, as well as any questions, should be sent to Susan Squier, email@example.com.
Paul Gravett, somewhat jokingly, asked in his keynote in Brighton this AM: “Do we risk a Graphic Medicine comic boom like the zombie boom?” Hadn’t considered it, but sure hope not! Nevertheless, these titles arise from Paul’s keynote this AM, and from the informed and invigorated audience, here are some recent GM titles to be explored: Calling Nurse Abbott Annie Sullivan & The Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert – just won an Eisner award! The Ticking Boy by Damon Herd Admission by Neill Cameron in Off Life magazine (starts on pg. 24 but other great stuff in… Read More
from Nina Mickwitz: Dear comics scholars, this is to inform you all that the date for Transitions 4 – New directions in Comics Studies has been moved forward by a week, with a reminder that our call for papers is open until the end of July. Transitions will now take place on Saturday the 26th of October 2013, at Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX We are pleased to announce that Dr Ann Miller (University of Leicester, joint editor of European Comic Art) will be giving the keynote, and that Dr Roger Sabin (Central St. Martins, University of the… Read More
For those of you coming to Brighton for our conference, Prof Bobbie Farsides has produced this ‘Time Out’ guide just for you! Time out in Brighton (and Hove) If you have already looked at what to do and see in Brighton and Hove (as it is properly known) you will know that there is no shortage of websites from which to glean information. Brighton is known as the City by the Sea and has all that you need for urban living plus the sea and the surrounding Sussex Downs on our doorstep. If you have any association to Hove… Read More
Thanks to Andrew Godfrey for flagging up this comic about PTSD. Click on the image to follow the link.
Jorge Muniz is the artist/author of “Med”, an educational webcomic for any student in the field of medicine. Short, single panel snippets of information to enable students to remember vital information. He updates the comic at least once a week
Alert to some online work from Heinz Insu Fenkl, which arrives via Brighton conference organizer Muna Al-Jawad, I teach a course called Visual/Verbal Storytelling at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and I’m an old comics hand from my grad student days. For the past year or so I’ve been working with the artist Kevin Somers and the Psychiatrist Stefan Kruszewski on adapting Stefan’s graphic memoir, which is a combination of self-reflections of childhood and case studies from his professional work (fictionalized a bit to protect privacy). The childhood memoirs are relevant to graphic medicine because they are… Read More
Two new pieces that feature Michael Green’s work at Penn State Hershey. First, a blog post from his class’s visiting comic artist, JT Waldman. Dr. Michael Green, the svelte bespectacled professor who invites me each year to his class at Penn State College of Medicine, greets me along the train tracks as he normally does. Michael has had me guest teach his Graphic Storytelling & Medical Narratives course for the last few years. We met back in 2009, when I did some workshops at his local community center. Since then, Dr. Green has tasked me to help his students develop their… Read More
Dr Lisa El Refaie has set up a collaborative project between Cardiff University’s Centre for Language and Communication Research and South African charity Whizzkids United, to produce a comic book in which teenagers tell their own stories to support HIV/AIDS education. The charity’s main programme involves using football training as a metaphor for how to keep safe from HIV, but they wanted to find new ways of attracting young people to their Health Academy, which offers counselling, HIV tests, and general social and medical support. Together they decided to run a series of comics drawing workshops, so that… Read More