“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
Free registration is now open for both the Comics & Medicine Juried Exhibit and the Comics & Medicine Marketplace. These are two separate registration processes. The Comics & Medicine Juried Exhibit will open at the Conference Reception and will be part of a silent auction to help raise money for the Vesalius Trust, a Comics & Medicine Conference Sponsor that supports student scholarships and continuing education activities in medical visual communication. The Comics & Medicine Marketplace will be a plenary session from 3-5pm on Sat. June 28th where attendees can sell and/or show their work at tables like a mini… Read More
In recent decades, Popular Culture has increasingly become the engine of social and cultural change. It also takes constitutive influence on the design of individual life concepts. Not least, popular culture is one of the most successful global culture industries. Thus, it is a representative culture with fundamental socio-political significance (see Kleiner 2012: 17). Popular Culture in its present form has emerged since the 1950 and can be understood as a social substructure which industrially produces diverse knowledge and concepts of knowledge as offers of information and entertainment. Popular Culture can be simultaneously understood as a way of communication, as… Read More
In September, MK Czerwiec and Michael Green were invited to participate in Transform 2013 at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. Their Graphic Medicine main stage talk is now available online. The talk is followed by a Q&A with conference moderator John Hockenberry.
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.
Paul Gravett, somewhat jokingly, asked in his keynote in Brighton this AM: “Do we risk a Graphic Medicine comic boom like the zombie boom?” Hadn’t considered it, but sure hope not! Nevertheless, these titles arise from Paul’s keynote this AM, and from the informed and invigorated audience, here are some recent GM titles to be explored: Calling Nurse Abbott Annie Sullivan & The Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert – just won an Eisner award! The Ticking Boy by Damon Herd Admission by Neill Cameron in Off Life magazine (starts on pg. 24 but other great stuff in… Read More
from Nina Mickwitz: Dear comics scholars, this is to inform you all that the date for Transitions 4 – New directions in Comics Studies has been moved forward by a week, with a reminder that our call for papers is open until the end of July. Transitions will now take place on Saturday the 26th of October 2013, at Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX We are pleased to announce that Dr Ann Miller (University of Leicester, joint editor of European Comic Art) will be giving the keynote, and that Dr Roger Sabin (Central St. Martins, University of the… Read More
David Small is giving a keynote address at the conference A Narrative Future for Healthcare in Kings College, London, which is likely to be a landmark event in narrative medicine, being a collaborative venture between Kings and Columbia University. The organisers have made extra tickets available for non-delegates who would like to attend David’s talks. These are limited to 60 so early booking is essential. You can book by clicking on the image 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.
The conference organizing committee, in conjunction with Muna al-Jawad and an enthusiastic team in Brighton would like to officially announce the preliminary details of our 2013 Comics & Medicine conference! Ethics Under Cover: Comics, Medicine and Society 4th International Conference of Comics and Medicine 5th-7th July 2013, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK CALL FOR PAPERS HERE!