guest post by Kimberly Ho, NYU Long Island School of Medicine/NYU Langone Health My name is Kimberly Ho, and I am pursuing my medical degree at NYU Long Island School of Medicine. “Grandpa’s Deterioration” is a reflection piece of mine and captures part of my grandpa’s aging experience. This work focuses on a short time period during the pandemic, between June to August 2020. Making this comic changed many of my perceptions of what was happening to my grandfather. Instead of thinking of his aging as a downfall and depicting the things he progressively lost, I chose to appreciate a different… Read More
Following two public forums on Comics for Blind and Low Vision Readers, SF State’s Accessible Comics Collective seeks proposals from individuals or teams to produce comics in accessible formats. We welcome submissions that: Adapt a traditional comic into an accessible version for blind and low vision readers, either from an existing comic or one created for the purpose of this charrette; or Produce a new comic that is “born accessible.” Recognizing that no one size fits all, applicants may consider multiple approaches to accessibility such as but not limited to: Physical and/or digital media that promote nonvisual engagement; Multimodal interactions via… Read More
The journal Academic Medicine announces their second annual call for the Cover Art feature, opening June 1. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of experts in art and medicine. They are seeking original works of art that should be inspired by, but not necessarily representative of, an academic medicine experience from any perspective: caregiver, researcher, teacher, learner, or patient. The journal welcomes photography, sculpture, painting, textile work, and other visual media. For more information, details are here.
From the beginning of our discussions about the 2022 Graphic Medicine Conference, we have been committed to making the conference available remotely as well as in person. As part of that effort, we would like to let you know the plan for integrating and involving remote presentations this year. We received far too many excellent submissions to afford each of them a timeslot in our conference. But we did not want to reject quality presentations. So we have devised a compromise: for those of you who opted for remote presentations, your presentation will be done via pre recorded video. We will… Read More
The Graphic Medicine International Collective (GMIC) is thrilled to announce the shortlist for the inaugural Graphic Medicine International Collective (GMIC) Award for the outstanding health-related comic project completed and/or published in 2021. This award is made possible by a generous matching gift in Honor of Nancy and Herbert Wolf, and is intended to honor and carry on their legacy of service and care. You can read more about Nancy and Herbert here. The entries were wide-ranging in form, length, geographical origin, and topic, but they had one thing in common: they revealed deep engagement with highly meaningful subjects. The GMIC… Read More
On Sunday, March 27th, the Drawing Together community again gathered for a special session hosted by cartoonist and educator Marek Bennett. Marek is the creator of The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby and much more. You can learn more about his amazing work here. Instructions from Marek on unfolding you doodles can be found here. Marek posted about this session on his Patreon. If you’d like to share your unfolded doodles, post them to social media with #DrawingTogetherGM
guest post by Jane Klinger This short comic is about physical change and limitation—and how my relationship to limits has changed over the years. I focus on my recent experience with bone cancer, which involved a major surgery and a year of chemotherapy, but I hope it might resonate for people facing other physical or mental challenges too. If you’re interested in my work, I share other personal comics, psychology-related comics, and doodles on instagram @janeadairks.
guest post by Tyrion Love I created this page about the kidney transplant I had in 2013. It lasted a good 7 years but I’m now back on dialysis and living with end-stage chronic kidney failure and its various complications. I’ve been drawing a comic about all this for a while now and didn’t know that there was a sub-genre called Graphic Medicine! My work has never been published but I’m planning to self-publish a collection and will update this page when it’s ready. If you want to follow me on Instagram, you can do so here.
guest post by Trilce García Cosavalente I am a visual artist and a graphic designer. I was born and raised in Peru and currently live in Finland with my family. I have been lucky enough to travel a lot and I love meeting people from different countries and communities, but still I have been very timid and reserved. So I see art as a safe place to express myself when words are limited. Drawing became a way to express how I perceived the world, and comics have become a powerful language to convey my way of seeing things. I have… Read More
Happy Spring everyone! Below is a post I have shared across social media and on some listservs as well that I want to make sure our community sees too. This call for comics is something long in the works for SE and I am thrilled it is happening. I promise if you submit and get a comic published with them that I’ll be there to cheer you on – just let us know if it happens! And before the details below, the usual disclaimers: graphic medicine is in no way affiliated with Short Edition and neither I am beyond… Read More