Robin McConnell’s interview with comics artist Glyn Dillon, author of the wonderful Nao of Brown. Glyn explains the thinking behind the book, which tells the story of a young woman who has OCD. Graphic Medicine gets a mention in the interview! LISTEN
Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. This panel from Toronto, “Studio Time in the Literature and Medicine Classroom,” features Susan Squier, Tess Jones, and Scott Smith. They write of their panel, “We will present our experiences introducing ‘studio time’–a time dedicated to creating our own comics (text and images)–into classes that are customarily occupied with discussing comics, either as examples of literature or as modes of communication in health care settings. After brief paper, we answer questions and encourage discussion and comments among… Read More
Another story on the trauma comic, this one by National Public Radio in which the entirety of the comic can be downloaded, is available here. I love NPR, but unfortunately, based on the headline, they have not read this great piece by Dylan Meconis on how NOT to write about comics.
Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. This wonderful panel, moderated by Michael Green, presents the creators of three unique and insightful graphic pathographies. Jenny Lin is a visual artist based in Montreal. She has created experimental narrative-based works in the formats of 2-D print, artist books, video and site-specific installation. She recently worked as a medical illustrator at McGill University and she currently teaches at Concordia University in the Print Media program. www.jenny-lin.ca. She writes of her presentation, In my presentation, Skinny… Read More
Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. Another fantastic panel from Toronto! This one is moderated by Brian Fies and discusses comics in relation to two major public health issues: smoking and hypertension. First up is Alan Blum, an authority on the tobacco industry. In 1977, he founded Doctors Ought to Care (DOC), the first physicians’ organization dedicated to ending the tobacco pandemic. As editor of the Medical Journal of Australia and the New York State Journal of Medicine in the 1980s, he published the first theme… Read More
Alex Demetris got in touch recently. He’s working on a comic about Lewy Body Dementia. It looks very interesting and I can’t wait to see more (there is a printed copy in the post to me!). This is what Alex has to say about his project: ‘Having produced numerous cartoons and short comic strips over the past six years, last autumn I decided to enrol on an MA in Illustration at Camberwell College of the Arts in order to explore fully my interest in producing a longer narrative comic. In 2007 my father had been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia,… Read More
Looking forward to the release of a new graphic novel from Ellen Forney. Interview with her in today’s Seattle Times.
A couple of months ago I heard a talk given by a comics artist who goes under the name of Una. One of her projects is a comic about dealing with psychosis in a relative, including being with them while they undergo the process of being detained under the mental health act. The series is in development and will be launched as a comic book at an exhibition in Leeds in February http://www.leeds-artexhibitions.co.uk Here is a sneak preview:
My comics work as Thom Ferrier has been featured in the latest edition of “Gesundheit braucht Politik” the newsletter of the Association of Democratic Doctors of Germany– a small group of critical doctors fighting against the economisation of the health system. You can download a pdf by clicking the image below See Thom Ferrier’s work online here
Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. This panel, moderated by Brian Fies, focuses on comics and AIDS. The first speaker is Ariela Freedman. She is an Associate Professor at the Liberal Arts College, Concordia University, Montreal. She writes on modernism, First World War narrative, and comics. She is the author of Death, Men and Modernism (Routledge: 2003) and many scholarly articles, and is currently working on a project on comics and representations of pain. Her paper, Picturing AIDS, “examines early strategies of picturing AIDS… Read More