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. New Podcast Wednesdays are back! To open the many podcasts that will emerge from the 2012 Toronto Comics & Medicine conference, comics historian, commentator, publisher, and Comica festival organizer Paul Gravett gave the opening keynote to the Toronto Comics & Medicine conference, “Setting the Context: Developments in Graphic Medicine.” Enjoy our new podcast feed. It is not yet available via iTunes, but, fingers crossed, it will be shortly.
Guest blogger and conference presenter Steven Bergson gives us a rundown of Toronto’s finest. Some of you may be arriving in Toronto before the conference begins, while others may be staying along after the conference ends. Either way, you’ve probably got plans in mind for what to do while you’re here (besides attending our wonderful conference!). For those with no plans – or who might be looking for alternate options – I’ve prepared a small list of events, websites, and attractions to help you plan your itinerary. Toronto Websites Toronto Tourism http://www.seetorontonow.com Blog TO http://www.blogto.com/… Read More
Outside the world of underground comix enthusiasts, Joyce Farmer is probably best known for her latest work, Special Exits (Fantagraphics 2010), a memoir (though the names are changed) of her experience caring for her parents during the last few years of their lives. Special Exits is Farmer’s first book-length comic, famously praised by Robert Crumb, but Farmer has been an important figure in comics since the 1970s. I’ll get back to Special Exits in a minute, but first I want to make sure to tell you about her work from the 70s. I wish I’d been more familiar with it… Read More
Comics are teaching tool for Penn State College of Medicine students Our colleague, Professor Michael Green, one of the originators and luminaries of Graphic Medicine, teaches a course called ‘Graphic Storytelling and Medical Narratives’ at Penn State College of Medicine in which Medical Students study graphic novels and comics and make their own strips. Michael, his students and the course is featured in this article by Cindy Stauffer in the Read the full article here
Comics & Medicine: Navigating the Margins 22-24 July 2012 Toronto, Canada Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Biomedical Communications Program, University of Toronto Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, University of Toronto Mississauga The third international interdisciplinary conference* on comics and medicine will continue to explore the intersection of sequential visual arts and medicine. This year we will highlight perspectives that are often under-represented in graphic narratives, such as depictions of the Outsider or Other in the context of issues such as barriers to healthcare, the stigma of mental illness and disability, and the silent burden of caretaking. The conference will… Read More