Guest Post by Lucy Bergonzi Books Beyond Words is a publisher of picture-led books and resources for people with learning disabilities. These wordless stories, dealing with many of life’s issues, are designed for people who find it easier to read using pictures rather than words. I’ve been one of Books Beyond Words’ illustrators since 2015. The Covid pandemic has affected all of us to a greater or lesser extent, but for people with learning disabilities the crisis has been particularly difficult and damaging. The British Medical Journal says ‘the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect… 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 began the summer of 2020 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. Graphic Medicine Confab #1 with Kriota Willberg (6-16-20) Part 1… Read More
The 2020 Graphic Medicine Conference will be held July 16 – 19, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada! This year’s theme will invite you to reflect on Graphic Medicine In/During Troubled Times: Social Justice and Human Rights. We will have the Call For Papers out by the 1st of December. Please keep an eye on the conference page. When referring to the conference on social media, please use the hashtag #GraphMed2020
An anthology of comics, edited by Shelley L. Wall, PhD, Josh Feder, MD, Jillian Horton, MD, and Allan Peterkin, MD. Are you in pre-med studies, medical school, or medical residency anywhere in the world? Are you a medical doctor with vivid recollections of your past medical training? Have you witnessed the medical training process as a family member or as another healthcare professional? We are seeking comics about your current and/or past experiences for an anthology. The arts provide a powerful means to represent the intense and complex process of becoming a doctor. The medium of comics, with its combination of image and text and its rich vocabulary of narrative… Read More
In September, Dr. Shelley Wall gave the opening address of the Hiram College Graphic Medicine series. We are thrilled that Shelly and her hosts at Hiram have been kind enough to share her talk with us, entitled, “Medical Illustration and the Language of Comics: From Medical Graphics to Graphic Medicine.” 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 education since 1967. To learn more about Penn State College of Medicine Department of Humanities, go to www2.med.psu.edu/humanities.