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
Booster Shot Comics consists of cartoonist and board certified pediatric allergist Alex Thomas and health communication specialist Gary Ashwal. In this week’s episode of the Graphic Medicine Podcast, you’ll hear them discuss their comics project the Stoplight Pain Scale. This project is a great model for how to make a research-based comics-format health intervention. Keep an eye on your screens because images are dropped paired with the audio. Graphic Medicine News This week my work was focused on a presentation called “Teaching Science with Comics” I gave to the Chicago Council on Science & Technology last night. In the course of… 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
Take a look at this article on Somatosphere By Juliet McMullin and Stacy Leigh Pigg The Somatosphere blog series, Image + Text, seeks to engage the potentiality of graphic narratives as they contribute and transform ways of seeing, and engage the landscape of graphic illness narratives. Posts will include book reviews and a series of essays that seek to create a critical dialog for a “graphic medical anthropology” (Hamdy 2014). While the conversation will be centered on the potential of comics in science, medicine, and anthropology, the editors want to examine the edges of that conversation by attending to ethnographic and illness narrative work that include image… Read More
This is the week we’ve all been waiting for, the week that an international cadre of Comics & Medicine professionals will gather in Riverside, California! To those of you who are attending, safe and happy travels. To those of you who cannot attend this year, conference proceedings will be heavily tweeted. Follow #GraphMed15 for all the updates.
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
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.
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