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!
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.
This week’s podcast presents Nicola Streeten’s keynote address from the 2013 Brighton Comics & Medicine conference, “Damned if you do, doomed if you don’t: The 21st century ethics of abortion in graphic novel form.” Nicola is introduced by Sue Eckstein. Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with the audio of Nicola’s keynote presentation. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote presentation below.
Our third panel from Brighton, addressing issues of depression and comics, ethical issues facing medical students, and perceptions of Downs Syndrome. Use the Quicktime players below to view images along with the audio of each presentation. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the entire panel. See link at the end of this post. First up is Marie-Jeanne (MJ) Jacob, presenting her talk, Dark Days: The Ethical Implications Surrounding Depression, and Comics Creation as Retaliation She writes, Two years ago I began to brainstorm a comic discussing depression, as someone who both suffers from… Read More
In this second panel from our Brighton conference, four presenters use interdisciplinary analysis in the arena of comics and medicine. The panel was chaired by Michael Green. Use the Quicktime players below to view images along with the audio of each presentation. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the entire panel. See link at the end of this post. Martha Turland presents “Growing, growing, growing, stop: Selective emphasis in informal, clinical drawing encounters” Recently during an appointment at an orthopedic pediatric department opportunities for knowledge exchange arose, through x-ray, examination and dialogue. But… Read More
This first panel from Brighton directly addresses the overall theme of the conference, Ethics Under Cover. Use the Quicktime players below to view images along with the audio of each presentation. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the entire panel. See link at the end of this post. Susan M. Squier presents “Asomatognosia and Anders Nilsen’s BIG QUESTIONS” Anders Nilsen’s comic BIG QUESTIONS, OR ASOMATOGNOSIA: WHOSE HAND IS IT ANYWAY? (Montreal: Drawn and Quarterly, 2011) uses a medical diagnosis as a metaphor to raise ethical questions about death and life, warfare and nurturance,… Read More
In this first of what will be a long series of podcasts arising from the 2013 Comics & Medicine conference, we hear Paul Gravett‘s rundown of Graphic Medicine work that has come to his attention in the past year. His talk is titled, Frames of Mind: Reflections on Medicine in Comics: An Introductory overview of the past, present, and future. Most of the titles he discusses in his talk, and ones recommended by the conference audience, are linked in this earlier blog post. The audio from Paul’s talk begins and ends a bit abruptly, but is intact otherwise. During his talk, he… Read More
Alex Fitch has broadcast one of the talks from the recent Brighton Graphic Medicine conference on his fantastic London radio show, Panel Borders. From his site: Homogeneity in Gay educational comics: Continuing a month of shows about gay and lesbian comics, Panel Borders presents a lecture by post doctoral researcher Doctor Jordana Greenblatt on the similarity in content of gay comics about safe practices and HIV, concentrating on Safer Sex Comix (by Alexander and Gregg, publ. 1987 by Gay Men’s Health Crisis of New York) and Alex et la vie d’apres (by Thierry Robberecht and Fabrice Neaud, publ. 2008 by Ex Aequo), recorded at “Ethics under… Read More
The second keynote address in this brief podcast series is by Mom’s Cancer creator Brian Fies. He gave this talk at the recent “Medical Examinations: Art, Story, Theory” conference at the University of California, Riverside. You can read Brian’s blog write up of the conference as well as enjoy his keynote address here. Brian is introduced by conference organizer Juliette McMullin. 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.
Juliette McMullin at the University of California, Riverside recently organized a conference titled, “Medical Examinations: Art, Story, Theory.” It was sponsored by the Center for Ideas and Society as well as Department of Anthropology. We are honored to share two of the conference keynotes as Graphic Medicine podcasts. First up is Graphic Medicine site co-director, Ian Williams. 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.