In this installment I (Ian) interview Professor Helen Spandler, Dr Jill Anderson and Tamsin Walker, of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) about their Wellcome Trust funded project which explores how zines ‘craft contention’ about mental health – and can help to turn individual struggles into critical issues for society. I really enjoyed this interview. I am very taken with the idea of mad studies. For an introduction to this exciting new area of study and activism, check out this article by Helen Spandler. Helen and Jill work on Asylum Magazine, to which Tamsin often contributes cartoons. Asylum, the radical mental health magazine, has been running for 30… Read More
Ian Williams talks with Zara Slattery, whose book Coma comes out May 13, 2021 in the UK from publisher Myriad Editions and September 14, 2021 in the US. The book chronicles her experience with an infection which forces healthcare professionals to put her into a medically induced coma. Relevant Links: Zara Slattery’s website: https://zaraslattery.com/ Coma – https://bookshop.org/a/1457/9781912408665 You can find the books mentioned on this episode and other episodes here. This podcast is sponsored by:
Steve Haines together with artist Sophie Standing have created the …Is Really Strange series. The most recent is Touch Is Really Strange coming out April 21, 2021. Ian Williams talks with Steve Haines about the series and about touch, specifically. Relevant Links: Pain Is Really Strange – link to buy and link to the Graphic Medicine review Trauma Is Really Strange – link to buy and link to the Graphic Medicine review Anxiety Is Really Strange – link to buy Touch Is Really Strange – link to buy Steve Haines website (https://bodycollege.net/) You can find the books mentioned on this… Read More
Kevin Wolf has been the Graphic Medicine Reviews Editor since 2020. He is a health actuary and has been writing reviews for the graphic medicine website since 2015. Kevin talks with me, Alice Jaggers, about what he does for the website, a few standout reviews, and books he has covered. Relevant Links: Graphic Medicine Website Reviews page Specific Reviews Mentioned: Bearing Stories Great Hanoi Rat Hunt & Plagues COVID Chronicles, Nib’s Pandemic & Comic News Catalogue Baby You can find the books mentioned on this episode and other episodes here. Go with the Flow One Good Egg The… Read More
The Graphic Medicine Confab is a roundtable conversation focusing on the challenges and techniques of making graphic medicine: comics about everything and anything to do with health, medicine, illness and our bodies. Meetings are organized by Kriota Willberg, Joel Christian Gill, Georgia Webber, and Benjamin Schwartz. Each Confab has a theme and a facilitator (see below for details.) The GMC is meeting for more sessions via Zoom. Artists, educators, librarians, health care professionals, patients, and others contributed compelling questions and comments, creating dynamic conversations about a wide range of topics. You can check out the first four sessions here. Graphic… Read More
Graphic Mundi and Seminary Co-op Bookstores co-host the launch of COVID CHRONICLES: A COMICS ANTHOLOGY, the inaugural volume of PSU Press comics imprint Graphic Mundi. Editor Kendra Boileau, and contributors Jason Chatfield, Sarah Firth, Rob Kirby, and Stephanie Nina Pitsirilos discuss their process, the book, and life in the COVID age with moderator Matthew Noe. You can purchase your copy of COVID Chronicles and support Graphic Medicine by using this link.
Kendra Boileau is the Publisher of Graphic Mundi and the Assistant Director and Editor-in-Chief of Penn State University Press. She developed the Graphic Medicine line of graphic novels for PSU Press and is launching the Graphic Mundi imprint with this week’s release of COVID Chronicles. We’ll talk about all of that in our conversation. Relevant links: Register for the COVID Chronicles launch event. Where to buy COVID Chronicles. Graphic Mundi website. An article about the launch of Graphic Mundi and Graphic Medicine at Penn State. this podcast is sponsored by
In this month’s episode, MK talks with a panel of guests about the best Graphic Medicine of 2020. The conversation begins with Shelley Wall and Michael Green discussing their article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the best graphic medicine of 2020, COVID-19 comics. Then graphic medicine librarians Alice Jaggers and Matthew Noe add their thoughts and further recommendations to the conversation. Finally, the group shares some of their favorite reading from 2020, graphic medicine and beyond. Listen below or subscribe to the Graphic Medicine podcast. Scroll down for links to all books and projects mentioned… Read More
In this episode, MK Czerwiec interviews Kimiko Tobimatsu and Keet Geniza about their recent book, Kimiko Does Cancer. They discuss working on the book during a pandemic, what it was like to work with each other and more. Links to sites mentioned in the episode: The book’s website: https://www.kimikodoescancer.com/ Keet’s Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/makeshiftlove Kimiko’s Etsy, including cancer cards: https://www.etsy.com/shop/kimikoandco You can buy the book and support us by using this link from Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/books/kimiko-does-cancer-a-graphic-memoir/9781551528199?aid=1457 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… Read More
Recorded October 9, 2020 Panel moderated by Cathy Leamy, with panelists Liz Bolduc Sux, B. Erin Cole, Tatiana Gill, and Lilly Taing.