George McBean has been producing work for UNICEF for over 36 years, using his skill in the popularising of scientifically proven health information to produce graphic art to be used in the prevention of disease. He has spoken widely about the use of comics and graphics in health education. It is clear that George was involved in the work that we have, latterly, called Graphic Medicine, for many years, way before this website was launched and it was marvellous to hear from him when he got in touch after reading the recent BBC article. George was kind enough to write the… Read More
In recent decades, Popular Culture has increasingly become the engine of social and cultural change. It also takes constitutive influence on the design of individual life concepts. Not least, popular culture is one of the most successful global culture industries. Thus, it is a representative culture with fundamental socio-political significance (see Kleiner 2012: 17). Popular Culture in its present form has emerged since the 1950 and can be understood as a social substructure which industrially produces diverse knowledge and concepts of knowledge as offers of information and entertainment. Popular Culture can be simultaneously understood as a way of communication, as… Read More
Panel 2A: Reflection and Practitioner Research, from this past summer’s Graphic Medicine conference in Brighton. The panel was chaired by Rachel Robinson. Images accompany each talk on the panel in the videos below, or the entire panel can be downloaded here. Comics, for the Lost Voices of Medicine: Beth McCausland, Kuruphungma Limbu, Bethany Greenwood, Jaymi Lad A Kid Doctor in the Emergency Department: Adam Gray Drawing Out an Occupation: Francesca Leach What Has Becoming A Doctor Done to Me? : Muna Al-Jawad Muna’s talk is followed by a Q&A with the entire panel.
Submission of Graphic Novels to Annals of Internal Medicine The Annals of Internal Medicine welcomes submission of original graphic narratives, comics, animation/video and other creative forms addressing medically-relevant topics. Healthcare providers are encouraged to submit work capturing the experiences of those who provide and receive care- be they poignant, thought-provoking, or just plain entertaining. Submissions will be evaluated for their originality, likely interest to our broad world-wide readership, and visual appeal. Selected submissions will be sent for confidential external review, and those accepted will be posted on our website, which receives over 1,000,000 visitors per month (annals.org), and be viewable… Read More
Met cartoonist Anna Brewer in Glasgow, at the 2013 IBDS Conference. She shared that her online comic journal has included work on learning she was pregnant and the miscarriage that followed. You can read the first portion, about the pregnancy here. And the portion about the miscarriage here. The full blog can be accessed here. Thanks for sharing your work, Anna!
Sarah Lightman, Artist, Curator and co-founder of the marvellous Laydeez Do Comics of which Graphic Medicine is so fond, is currently working on a book, The Book of Sarah, for Myriad Editions. In this exerpt, featuring drawings of eggs, deals with Sarah’s feelings about starting a family. As Sarah explained to Paul Gravett in an interview for ArtReview (May 2013): ‘my life has many parallels with my namesake. The whole aspect of uncertainty in relation to parenthood is one of them. My title for my strip published in ArtReview is And God remembered Sarah, from Genesis 21:1, where Sarah finds herself pregnant as God… 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.”
Drawn by a junior doctor based in the UK who draws her patients, completing a drawing each day which she posts on her blog accompanied by a brief discussion of the case. The purpose of drawing them is to both reflect and raise awareness of interesting and though provoking cases. She is hoping to do a fine art masters part time along side further medical training in the next few years. VISIT DRAWING A DIAGNOSIS