Call for participants. For those of you in the Graphic Medicine community that I have not had the opportunity to meet or correspond with, my name is John Pollard and I am a psychotherapist based in London in the final stages of a doctoral qualification in counseling psychology. My doctoral thesis is a piece of qualitative research exploring how psychologists and psychotherapists use sequential art in their work. This research aims to create a representation of how sequential art is used in contemporary psychological practice. Rather than attempt to make a case for the potential of sequential art and how it could… Read More
This month’s episode features Susan Squier’s full keynote from this year’s Graphic Medicine conference at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. Her talk is titled “Graphic Medicine: The Scales of Comics Work.” You will hear Susan introduced by Juliet McMullin. The images Susan cites directly in her talk follow below, in order. Stay tuned to the end of Susan’s talk for a special announcement! 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… Read More
In this last GM podcast episode of 2018, Matthew Noe and MK Czerwiec discuss the Graphic Medicine year in review and they look forward to 2019. Listen to the episode to hear our picks for notable books of 2018, highlights of 2018, and what we are looking forward to in 2019. Links promised in the episode: Call for Papers, 2019 Graphic Medicine conference, Brighton Medicina Gráfica Congress video on YouTube National Library of Medicine Graphic Medicine exhibit information and exhibit locator. Interview with Hey, Kiddo creator Jarret Krosoczka on Fresh Air with Terri Gross Support for this podcast comes from… Read More
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.