July 11-13, 2019 Hosted by Brighton and Sussex Medical School, at the Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton, UK The Graphic Medicine conference is back in Brighton. We first hosted this conference in 2013 and we are looking forward to welcoming friends old and new to participate in 2019. Our conference title is deliberately tricky. We hope this draws you in, not shuts you out. This year marks the formation of the Graphic Medicine collective, and this is the first conference under this banner. To us this represents an opportunity to query or question what graphic medicine is about. The time for… Read More
This month’s episode features a recording of the Mental Health Comics Panel from MICE 2018, Moderated by A. David Lewis, MCPHS University. Panelists include: Lucy Bellwood – 100 Demon Dialogues Kevin Budnik – Handbook LB Lee – MPD for You & Me Robyn Smith – Saddest, Angriest Black Girl in Town (also see this site.) Rachel Lindsay – Rx (also see this article.) Also relevant to this episode, quoting Matthew Noe’s This Week in Graphic Medicine, please note this Call for Papers: Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness, to be edited by Leah Misemer & Jessica Gross. Matthew writes,… Read More
In this month’s episode, we hear from Alice Jaggers, medical librarian and new addition to the website management team. We learn about how she got involved with Graphic Medicine, what she presented at our conference this summer, and what she hopes to see in the future. Enjoy! Support for this podcast comes from Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Humanities, the nation’s oldest Humanities Department within a medical school, pioneers of innovations in medical education since 1967. To learn more about Penn State College of Medicine Department of Humanities, go to www2.med.psu.edu/humanities.
Hello everyone! Let me introduce myself, Alice Jaggers. I am a medical librarian. You can find me on Twitter and Instagram at @AJaggers324 or on Facebook. I love to talk to people about graphic medicine. Most of the basic stuff I would put here, I’ve already said on my blog. You can check that out here. I’ve also written about the meaning and the importance of graphic medicine. If you want to learn more about how I came to graphic medicine, read about it here. I have also been working on a graphic medicine database for over a year. I’m… Read More
Comics on the Couch A Special issue of American Imago Edited by Vera J. Camden Professor English Kent State University, Training and Supervising Analyst, Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Psychoanalysis has from its origins been imbricated in culture, both high and low. As we all know, Sigmund Freud defined and illustrated his pivotal discoveries through explications of folklore and fairy tales as well as Sophocles, Shakespeare and other venerable texts. Mental health practitioners have long been invested in comics for better and worse: from psychologist, William Moulton Marston’s creation of Wonder Woman to psychiatrist, Fredric Wertham’s infamous attack on comics as a… Read More
The Nordic Network for Gender, Body, Health in collaboration with the Division for Gender Studies, Stockholm University CALL FOR PAPERS for the international conference CURATING HEALTH: GRAPHIC MEDICINE AND VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF ILLNESS Place: Stockholm University Date: Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th December 2018 Keynote Speakers: Prof. Lisa Diedrich, Stony Brook University Dr. Ian Williams, Graphic Medicine We invite individual presentations, panel proposals or artistic contributions from across a range of disciplines in the Humanities, Practice Arts, Social Sciences and Biomedicine that engage with the theme of graphic medicine and visual representations of health and illness in all their dimensions…. Read More
If you are coming to the conference in Vermont and would like to show and sell your comics and wares, sign up now for a free table at the market place which will take place on the Thursday between 4 and 6pm and during lunchtime on the Friday. Table space is limited, and assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Table request sign-up is open now. To request space, complete the form at https://goo.gl/forms/ZS98l71s7WYMpCo03. Table recipients will be notified within 10 days. Presenters, having your presentation code is helpful when completing the form, but not required.
Happy Spring! It’s the May episode of the Graphic Medicine Podcast. This month’s Graphic Medicine News recommendations by Matthew Noe: Rock Steady by Ellen Forney Everything is Going Wrong: Comics on Punk & Mental Illness Kickstarter And featuring an interview with Jenell Johnson, editor of the latest book in Penn State’s Graphic Medicine book series, Graphic Reproduction .
We had an email from David Hering who is running a project at the University of Liverpool called Illustrating Futures, which looks at comics and young persons’ mental health, in association with the Lottery/Children in Need funded social enterprise Comics Youth and in a semi-partnership with Tate Liverpool, where they have held two residencies (and looking at a third in October). David tells us that some funded PhD posts and a post-doc fellowship have just been advertised at Liverpool and they would welcome applications from people who would like to research in the field of comics and mental health. The… Read More
There is a small prayer that an EMS provider says whenever he is dispatched out to a particularly frightening call. “It’s probably bullshit.” It’s said with an expression of annoyance but is usually uttered to cover up a deeper feeling of unease. “Paramedic twelve, please respond to unconscious infant,” “Please respond to difficulty breathing, inhaler not working,” “Please respond to actively seizing toddler.” “Please respond to motor vehicle crash with unresponsive individual in driver’s seat.” Hearing all these calls it is easy for the new medic to feel panic. Even the older medics hate responding to the “shitstorms” or the… Read More