In this entertaining, reflective, and insightful talk from his workshop at the 2105 Comics & Medicine conference, doctor and New Yorker staff cartoonist Ben Schwartz tracks the history of doctors, medicine, and health as reflected in the single-panel gag cartoons of the New Yorker Magazine. He also shares reflections from a few fellow New Yorker cartoonists on medicine in comics, and tips for making a gag comic of your own. Keep an eye on your screen, there are over 200 comics in this presentation! If your browser supports Quicktime, you can watch it in the first window below. If it… Read More
Sociologist Arthur Frank delivers the Sue Eckstein Memorial keynote address at the 2014 Comics & Medicine conference on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. Sue Eckstein The lecture is titled, “When Bodies Need Stories in Pictures.” This address was sponsored by the Brighton Sussex Medical School and is introduced by Ian Williams of Graphic Medicine dot org. Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with Arthur Frank’s keynote. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote address below. Arthur Frank wrote of his talk, In my 1995 book, The Wounded Storyteller, I asked… Read More
As preparation ramps up for the 2015 Comics & Medicine Conference in Riverside, California, here is James Sturm‘s keynote address, “Applied Cartooning: Cartoonist Veterans Sessions.” The address is broken into three segments below. It was delivered at the 2014 Comics & Medicine conference on the campus of Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. James is the co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont.
The Comics & Medicine Conference is just around the corner now: June 26th-28th. Registered conference attendees can participate in the Juried Exhibit & Marketplace as well as the opening night reception (Thurs. June 26th) and two full days of programming. This gutsy little guy comes free on cotton bags for attendees. Hope to see you there!
Free registration is now open for both the Comics & Medicine Juried Exhibit and the Comics & Medicine Marketplace. These are two separate registration processes. The Comics & Medicine Juried Exhibit will open at the Conference Reception and will be part of a silent auction to help raise money for the Vesalius Trust, a Comics & Medicine Conference Sponsor that supports student scholarships and continuing education activities in medical visual communication. The Comics & Medicine Marketplace will be a plenary session from 3-5pm on Sat. June 28th where attendees can sell and/or show their work at tables like a mini… Read More
We are very excited to announce the addition of James Sturm, renowned cartoonist and Director & Co-founder of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), to our group of fantastic keynote speakers for the 2014 Comics and Medicine Conference. He will present his work with veterans at the White River Junction VA Medical Center. This project is part of CCS’s new applied cartooning track. In addition to his lecture, James will be giving a workshop that uses comics to explore narrative and ethics. We gratefully thank CCS for sponsoring his lecture. For more information on submitting your abstract to conference visit: https://www.graphicmedicine.org/comics-and-medicine-conferences/2014-baltimore-conference/call-for-papers-2014/
Comics & Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health June 26th to 28th, 2014 Johns Hopkins Medical Campus Baltimore, Maryland, USA Keynote Speakers: Ellen Forney, Arthur W. Frank, James Sturm & Carol Tilley Call for Papers The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Art as Applied to Medicine in collaboration with Graphic Medicine invites papers for the fifth Comics & Medicine conference, a gathering of healthcare professionals, artists, academic scholars, comics enthusiasts, students, and various stakeholder groups. Stay tuned for information on conference registration by subscribing to this site at the link on the top right of… Read More