This week on the Graphic Medicine Podcast: author, artist, and anthropologist Dana Walrath. Segment 1: Graphic Medicine News This week the Annals of Internal Medicine posted a wonderful new comic by Sharon Rosensweig and Aaron Freeman called “The Last Ride of Mo Rosensweig” which I highly recommend. Segment 2: Dana Walrath and Aliceheimer’s Dana Walrath is a medical anthropologist, author, and artist. Her first book, Aliceheimer’s, will be published in the US by Penn State University Press. In this talk, titled “Cultural Spaces, Comics, and Contested Memories” Dana desrcibes the ways medical anthropology and comic helped her to shape a new… Read More
In this week’s Graphic Medicine Podcast, Carol Tyler’s keynote address from the Graphic Medicine 2015 conference in Riverside, California. The talk is titled, “Bringing It All Back Home.” With this being the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., I thought it would be a great tie-in to post Carol’s talk in conjunction with the Great Thanksgiving Listen. Here’s a video about that project from StoryCorps: Carol Tyler’s monumental book, Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father was released this week. The process which led to the creation of this book was a monumental act of intense listening, intense caregiving,… Read More
Today’s podcast features a presentation by cartoonist Tyler Page from the 2015 Comics & Medicine conference in Riverside, California in which he describes the ways making comics helped with his ADHD. Tyler Page is working on his first graphic memoir, Raised on Ritalin: A Medicated Memoir. He tells us how making comics helped him manage his ADHD. Keep an eye on your screens because Tyler shared his many slides, and the images are matched up to his talk. Graphic Medicine News Penn State University Press announces the release of Peter Dunlop Shohl’s graphic memoir My Degeneration, available now. I’m hoping to interview Peter… Read More
This week on the podcast, the 2015 Comics & Medicine conferences’s opening night panel discussion of the Graphic Medicine Manifesto with authors Susan Squier, MK Czerwiec, Ian Williams, Michael Green, and Scott Smith. The panel was moderated by Mita Mahato and introduced by conference host Juliet McMullin. You can listen to the episode by clicking below or subscribe to the feed in iTunes. As always, watch your screens for images as they are mentioned, and in this episode I snuck in some of the “Pets love the Graphic Medicine Manifesto” images so keep an eye out for those! Also in this… Read More
This week’s episode features the first keynote address from the 2015 Comics & Medicine conference in Riverside, California. You can listen to the episode by clicking below or subscribe to the feed in iTunes. This week in Graphic Medicine News: “Medical graphic novels attracting a growing audience” from Yahoo News. Jessica Abel (creator of Out on the Wire and Drawing Words, Writing Pictures) recommends “Rosalee Lightning” by Tom Hart. This week on “What Are You Reading?!” Juliet McMulin, who introduces Brian’s talk in this episode, is my guest and recommends I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura. She also… Read More
Sociologist Arthur Frank delivers the Sue Eckstein Memorial keynote address at the 2014 Comics & Medicine conference on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. Sue Eckstein The lecture is titled, “When Bodies Need Stories in Pictures.” This address was sponsored by the Brighton Sussex Medical School and is introduced by Ian Williams of Graphic Medicine dot org. Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with Arthur Frank’s keynote. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote address below. Arthur Frank wrote of his talk, In my 1995 book, The Wounded Storyteller, I asked… Read More
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.
Alan Peterkin’s book, “Staying Human During Residency Training-How To Survive and Thrive After Medical School” (University of Toronto Press) will be going into a sixth edition in the US/Canada and a new, fully revised UK edition next year (co-edited by Alan Bleakley). Alan wants to include some graphic panels about the medical training experience-positive encounters/conflicts and stressors/reflections on the overall experience and is open each chapter with one or two panels or even one provocative illustration. Submissions can be sent to this email = email@example.com . Folks should indicate that the submitted work is original and that they authorize inclusion in both US/UK versions of… Read More
Many news stories, article links, and announcements are posted on the Graphic Medicine Facebook and Twitter pages, so if you use those sites but don’t follow us there, be sure to follow us to get the latest Graphic Medicine updates. But not everyone is on social media (WHAAAAA?) and even if you are, it’s easy to miss something that might be of interest. So to that end, here’s a Spring 2015 summary of the Graphic Medicine social media. Warning: many links follow. May be a bit overwhelming! 1. Comics & Medicine Riverside 2015 Conference preparation is in full swing. It’s… Read More
Prof. Michael Green of Penn State Medical School, who edits the Graphic Medicine section of the Annals of Internal Medicine, has contributed his second comic strip to the series. Illustrated by Ray Rieck, Betty P. examines the ethics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation coding in patients with a terminal prognosis. Michael initiated the innovative comics course at the Hershey Medical School, which has proven very popular among students. He is a member of the steering committee of the annual Comics and Medicine conferences. Click on the image or read the strip here.