Hello! My name is Richard Jaggers, and I am currently a Master’s student in teaching. After I gave my lightning talk, Expanding Literacy in the Classroom: Integrating Graphic Medicine in Primary and Secondary School Environments, at the Graphic Medicine Conference 2019 in Brighton, I was asked about writing a blog post for this site. Plenty of people have talked about integrating graphic medicine into academic environments before, but the majority of these discussions focus on medical schools and universities. I want to be even more aggressive, bringing graphic medicine into schools at all levels, even down to elementary. The understanding… Read More
Our Graphic Medicine conference – Que(e)rying Graphic Medicine : Paradigms, Practices and Power – was held in Brighton last week. It was a great success. The magic was there again this year, as it has been at all the previous conferences. We engaged Camille Aubry to live scribe the proceedings. Camille is a French illustrator and comic book artist based in Bristol. She graduated as an architect in Paris before completing an MA in Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts. Through her artwork Camille likes to document stories of activism, whether they are born in the streets or at home,… Read More
I thought I would post the poster specifications for the conference here. Posters should be formatted as below (or approximate these measurements if printers do not hold A1 paper stock) A1 841 x 594 mm 33.1 x 23.4in Portrait orientation Posters will be displayed on vertical boards, secured with thumb tacks or with adhesive putty, so you can bring them to the conference rolled in a tube. Most people create the posters digitally and have them printed, but, in keeping with the Graphic Medicine ethos, handmade/drawn/painted is OK, too.
This conference is going to be GREAT! The link for registration is HERE. Here, for your scrutiny, is an updated programme of events, which – last minute tweaks notwithstanding – shows the final shape of the conference. Please include #GM2019 in your tweets, Instagram posts, etc.! The conference is being held at two venues, a five-minute walk apart. The evening events will be held at the Phoenix Arts Centre, and the daytime programming at the Sallis Benney Theatre. Both venues are in central Brighton, and surrounded by history. They are close to many restaurants, bars and cafes and we have allowed… Read More
People with ‘invisible’ diseases (e.g., infertility, endometriosis, Cystic Fibrosis, ME, depression) may find it especially difficult to explain their experiences to others. A new website, www.drawingout.org, uses simple metaphor-based drawing exercises to help people express and share their thoughts and feelings about their condition. The online galleries showcase the artwork produced by patients, as well as providing links to information and support through their partner charities. The website is the result of collaboration between two academics at Cardiff University: Dr Sofia Gameiro is a psychologist who focuses on understanding and improving the healthcare experiences of infertile patients. Dr Lisa El… Read More
We are very excited to announce that our very own MK Czerwiec, a.k.a. Comic Nurse, will be a keynote speaker at our Brighton conference in July. Most people reading this post will be aware of MK’s stella contribution to the field of Graphic Medicine over the last 10 years, and it is fitting that she will give one of the two keynote addresses to the 10th international Graphic Medicine conference. MK is a Senior Fellow of the George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement (Washington, DC) and the Artist-in- Residence at Northwestern Feinberg School of… Read More