Juliet McMullin is the hostess of the 2015 Comics & Medicine conference at the University of California at Riverside. Juliet talks about how she started working with comics, how Brian Fies’s Mom’s Cancer became an influence on her scholarship, and what she’s most looking forward to at this year’s conference. Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with Juliet’s interview. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the interview below.
As preparation ramps up for the 2015 Comics & Medicine Conference in Riverside, California, here is James Sturm‘s keynote address, “Applied Cartooning: Cartoonist Veterans Sessions.” The address is broken into three segments below. It was delivered at the 2014 Comics & Medicine conference on the campus of Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. James is the co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont.
The final podcast out of the 2013 Brighton Comics & Medicine conference is now available. This episode features Simon Moreton’s talk, “Toward a Different Way of Looking” in which he discusses his work as a comics artist in the context of a community and addressing mental health issues. Simon’s new website is at http://www.smoo-comics.com. He recently completed his new book, Plans We Made. More info here. Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with the audio of this presentation. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote presentation below.
“To the best of your ability, be a reliable narrator.” – Peaco Todd Better late than never: From the 2013 Brighton Comics & Medicine conference comes Panel 4A: Who’s Story Is It? Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with the audio of Panel 2B. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote presentation below. First up is writer and illustrator Peaco Todd with her talk, “Whose Story? The Ethical Implications Of A Daughter Revealing Her Mother’s Depression.” The next presenter is illustrator Paula Knight of Bristol. Her talk is titled,… Read More
Ian Williams was interviewed for the BBC’s World Update about his new graphic novel The Bad Doctor (Myriad Editions). You can listen to the interview at the link below. Ian Williams on World Service
You may have noticed an interruption in the podcasting of presentations from Brighton. This has been due to both poor audio quality and time constraints. Hoping to get a few more of those presentations audible and edited before our Baltimore conference. In the meantime, Michael Green was kind enough to interview me, MK Czerwiec, while we were on a mini-speaking tour of Southern California. Michael is a gifted interviewer, and I can babble about Graphic Medicine at a moment’s notice. Hope you enjoy our chat.
In an interruption of the lectures from Brighton, this week we feature Mita Mahato of the University of Puget Sound. Dr. Mahato recently delivered a lecture at the University of California at Riverside titled, “These Frames Are Hiding Places: Processing Grief Through Comics.” You can see more of Dr. Mahato’s work here. The lecture was supported by UCR’s Center for Ideas and Society, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Workshops in the Humanities. The event was coordinated by Juliet McMullin, who was kind enough to share the audio with Graphic Medicine. Dr. McMullin is a moving force behind UCR’s the Medical Narratives… Read More
Panel 2C from the 2013 Comics & Medicine panel in Brighton brings us four presentations that relate to the theme of therapy. Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with the audio of Panel 2B. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote presentation below. First up on this panel is Sarah Lightman (author of the forthcoming Book of Sarah from Myriad Editions) of the University of Glasgow and Laydeez do Comics with her talk, “Metamorphosing Difficulties – Post Traumatic Growth in the Autobiographical Comics of Sarah Leavitt, Nicola Streeten and Maureen… Read More
This panel from the 2013 Brighton Conference features Corinne Pearlman discussing the health-related work she has published through Myriad Editions and The Comic Company. Participating in the panel discussion are Myriad creators Woodrow Phoenix (Rumblestrip), Nye Wright (Things to do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park When You are 29 and Unemployed), Hannah Eaton (Naming Monsters), and Nicola Streeten (Billy, Me & You). Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with the audio of Panel 2B. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote presentation below.
Alex Thomas and Gary Ashwal are the creators of Iggy & The Inhalers. Their collaborative work helps kids (and adults) learn about the pathophysiology of asthma and how to properly use their inhalers. Alex and Gary sat down with me recently to discuss their past, present and future collaborative work. You can listen to their presentation at the Toronto Comics & Medicine conference here. Their work appears on their website, Booster Shot Comics. And here is the asthma education video that Alex and Gary were making the morning of our conversation. It’s great, check it out!