Welcome to the first of two keynote addresses from the 2019 Graphic Medicine conference, the theme of which was, “Queerying Graphic Medicine: Paradigms, Power, and Practice.” Conference co-host Dr. Muna Al-Jawad created a comic which appeared in the program to say more about that theme: Meg-John Barker’s keynote address fits perfectly with this framing of our conference and our work in Graphic Medicine. Meg-John is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including Queer: A Graphic History, How to Understand your Gender, Life isn’t Binary, Enjoy Sex (How, When, and IF You Want To),… Read More
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
Exciting news! There is now a Graphic Medicine Podcast! Initial episodes will contain talks from the recent conference in Leeds. After those are live, episodes will focus on planning for the 2012 conference in Toronto, interviews with creators and academics on developments in the Graphic Medicine universe — and anything else you might want to hear discussed. We are open to ideas, so please don’t hesitate to suggest topics for future listening. Subscribe to the new Graphic Medicine Podcast here!
Comics Forum director Ian Hague has emailed to say that he has posted a new paper by Isabelle Delorme on the website. The title is The first Afghanistan war through the glare of the Photographer and Emmanuelle Guibert and the paper was presented at the conference Comics & Conflicts: Stories of War in Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga 19/08/2011 – 20/08/2011 at the Imperial War Museum, London. I’m posting it here because of the medical relevance of Guibert’s Graphic Novel. Here is the abstract: The Afghanistan war (1979-1989) is not the subject of the graphic novel : The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders but… Read More
Andrew Godfrey (Sicker than Thou, The CF Diaries) has done a wonderful report on the Graphic Medicine conference on his blog. Thriving, eclectic, warm, encouraging, inspiring, and with plenty of laughs to be had, this open discourse between artists, academics, and health care professionals is surely an optimistic sign of the times. Thanks, Andrew – and not just because you said nice & helpful things about my talk. (But that’s certainly not discouraged. I had an artist patient who once told me, “I show my work to other people so they can tell me what they see.” I very much had that… Read More