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
Through Riva Lehrer and Laydeez do Comics, we’ve learned of a project by Chicago artist Sharon Rosenzweig called “Mom’s Flock.” The comic panels can be seen here: http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2411852. As Sharon introduces the project, “This is my mother. I brought her the chicks. And then I listened and took notes of what happened.”
Here’s the other keynote from Chicago that was lost in transition: Phoebe Gloeckner. She discusses her work as a medical illustrator, Diary of A Teenage Girl, and her more recent work. sketch by Riva Lehrer
A bit of a necessary lull in the Toronto presentations due to editing time constraints on this end. In the meantime, it recently came to my attention that some of the audio from the 2011 Chicago Comics & Medicine conference was lost when we switched to the new site. So I’m going to add back some of that now. First up is David Small, and his keynote address “The Voice of The Eye” in which he discusses his graphic novel, Stitches, and some of the behind-the-scenes stories of its creation.
Comics are teaching tool for Penn State College of Medicine students Our colleague, Professor Michael Green, one of the originators and luminaries of Graphic Medicine, teaches a course called ‘Graphic Storytelling and Medical Narratives’ at Penn State College of Medicine in which Medical Students study graphic novels and comics and make their own strips. Michael, his students and the course is featured in this article by Cindy Stauffer in the Read the full article here