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. Briefly interrupting the current series of audio from the Toronto conference, this week’s podcast is an excerpt from a conversation I had with Nicola Streeten at Leon’s cafe in King’s Cross rail station. I had the chance to sit down with Nicola during my recent trip to the UK. She discusses her graphic memoir, Billy, Me, & You and the Highly Commended award it received last week from the British Medical Association. She also discusses her academic underpinnings… Read More
Nancy Andrews, artist and presenter from our Toronto conference this past summer, writes to report that she has started a new blog. She writes, I am starting this blog as one of the expressions of my contribution to the Artist in Context project “Prospectus for the Nation” http://www.artistsincontext.org/index.php/prospectus/about.html, My goal is that various people will offer guest blogs here–scientists, artists, people affected by illness, philosophers, nurses, psychiatrists, therapists….anyone who would be generous enough to offer their perspective in relation to this topic. The first post is based on her presentation in Toronto. Check it out – amazing stuff.
Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have created a comic influenced by the Japanese manga style to help busy medical staff who treat patients suffering from bleeding. Professor Ian Roberts devised a storyline to highlight the latest research into the life-saving benefits of tranexamic acid (TXA) in a way which he hopes will appeal to doctors, nurses and paramedics on the front-line of medicine. The comic by professional artist Emma Vieceli and colourist Paul Duffield sets the scene in a busy emergency department as staff rush to treat people following two explosions. As well as… Read More
I have just returned from the Graphic Novel Conference at Mansfield College Oxford, where MK, Michael Green and I conducted a panel on Graphic Medicine. Among the speakers was the Australian graphic novelist and writer Bruce Mutard to whom I was introduced by Paul Gravett. Bruce was interested in what we are doing at Graphic Medicine, and told me that he had previously drawn a strip on eating disorders in the male. The strip is viewable online (scroll down through Bruce’s short stories to find it) Published in Tango, Love and Food. Edited by Bernard Caleo, published by Cardigan Comics. This… 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. This is the second half of the “Comics in Patient Education” panel from this year’s Graphic Medicine conference in Toronto. If you are able, be sure to check out the images that accompany both the talks as they are quite impressive! First up is Lydia Gregg with her paper, “Interpreting the unfamiliar: comics as a tool for improving care of pediatric patients with retinoblastoma.” The comic and treatment diary Lydia discusses can be viewed on the study… Read More
and now for something completely different: Anuerin(Nye)Wright, graphic novelist extraordinaire Read and interview by Marianne Wheelagan here
Rachel Abrams was our live drawing scribe at the Comics & Medicine conference. She has posted her blog entry, “Doctor, I Laugh When it Hurts,” on the conference. A link to a PDF of her conference drawings is included. She requests that if you use any of the images, please credit/link to her company, Turnstone Consulting.
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 first panel podcast from the 2012 Toronto Comics & Medicine conference is on the topic of Comics in Patient Education. In part one of this panel, we will hear from Cathy Leamy and Allison Zemek. The full Q&A from the panel will follow next week’s podcast. Cathy Leamy is an independent cartoonist, specializing in autobiography, humor, and education. She also works as a web developer at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, USA, building… Read More
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Cinders McLeod of the Globe and Mail has posted this article that grew out of our Toronto conference: Graphic medicine: female cartoonists tackle life’s dark moments “Lynn Johnston’s For Better or For Worse won millions of fans with largely autobiographical stories of family foibles. But for a growing wave of female artists, comic art has the potential to go deeper – speaking to the dark side of domestic life and personal demons. Their subject matter includes anorexia, abuse, depression and death. There’s humour to balance the pain, however. And a clear payoff to the genre, sometimes called ‘graphic medicine’: a healing… Read More