Guest Post by Sarah Russo I gravitated towards natural healing since I was a child. There has always been something alluring about finding medicine from the Earth. The concept that plants have compounds that directly interact and encourage our body’s own innate ability to heal is, to me, one of the planet’s greatest masteries. I come from a family of doctors. My mom was a nurse and my dad a neurologist. My grandpa and uncle were veterinarians. I used to think I wanted to be an animal doctor and take over the family practice one day. But then I realized… Read More
My name is Alf Inge Hellevik, and I live in Ålesund – Norway. I started to study art before changing to medicine – but never stopped drawing. I am a specialist in orthopedic surgery and now combine clinical work with medical illustration. I also hold a PhD in epidemiology. How to Raise a PhD is an autobiographical story from when I found a small PhD-animal and decided to bring it back home to raise it. You can purchase the full book in my shop. Want to see the whole book? You can purchase it in my shop!
This Visible Voices podcast, hosted by Resa Lewiss, MD, focuses on health, equity, and trends in medicine. Graphic Medicine has been the topic of two recent episodes. Click on the images below to listen to each episode. Thank you to Resa for featuring the work of Graphic Medicine! Ian Williams and Shirlene Obuobi were in conversation in episode 37. MK Czerwiec and Mike Natter were in conversation in episode 48.
LITERATURE AND MEDICINE : CALL FOR COMICS “RUBBISH” Volume 40, Number 1, Spring 2022 Comics Editor: MK Czerwiec This issue of Literature and Medicine will interrogate expressions of hunger and waste in both literary and biomedical contexts. The issue’s Front Matter will feature essays, comics, and artwork that responds to the word rubbish. We welcome comics that address or engage with it as a noun, verb, or adjective, or something else entirely. Submissions that invite or challenge readers to see rubbish in unexpected ways are especially welcome. Literature and Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarship that explores representational and… Read More
Guest post by Martin Eden First up, a little bit of background about myself. I was always a nervous person when I was growing up – a worrier. I was often held back by my nerves or a lack of confidence, and this translated in my 20s into various anxiety-related problems like general pains around my body which resulted in various trips to the doctors/hospitals. And then things went downhill. I was in my late 20s, living in London, and I just couldn’t get to sleep one night. My mind was whirling but also my chest felt really tight, and then… Read More
Hi Graphic Medicine community, I’m writing wearing my ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table President-Elect hat to share a couple of events at ALA Annual 2021 relevant to us in the graphic medicine world. I’m sure I am missing other programming that’s relevant (it is a huge conference), so please post any that you know of that I missed in the comments! While there are certainly graphic medicine related titles at many of the vendors at the conference, you’ll definitely want to make a point to stop by the PSU Press booth and catch up on both the Graphic… Read More
Lulu How Do You? How Do You What? Be Good to Your Gut! Ask Lulu! Using her newly found Magic Word, Lulu dreams that she’s right back inside herself- asking organs Louie Liver, Pammy Pancreas, and the Kidney Brothers, as well as her microbe friends, Abby Acidophilus and Benny Bifidus: “What are your favorite and least favorite foods?” They give her the answers- all in rhymes! Then Stanley Stem Cell again takes her back through the circulation system- giving her more valuable info. She returns to her bed and explains all to her mom who exclaims, “Your dreams are… Read More
My name is Pieter Kubben and I work as a neurosurgeon at Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands. I actively participate in research lines on adaptive deep brain stimulation and brain computer interfacing (i.e. invasive neurotechnology). During my medical education I started developing websites and later, during residency, started developing mobile apps – of which one, called NeuroMind, has become the #1 app in neurosurgery worldwide. I enjoy crossing bridges from the clinical / neuro domain towards other domains, trying to add value that way…. Read More
Needed for a Research Study: Graphic Medicine and Health Professional Students Who is Eligible? Students who have taken a course during their health professional education that involved the use of comics (also known as Graphic Medicine) within the last 5 years What will you be asked to do? Phone interview to explore medical students’ and other future health professionals’ perceptions of the impact of the use of comics in medical education Compensation: You will receive $25 gift card (BookShop.org or Starbucks) for your participation in this study If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please contact… Read More
The Graphic Medicine International Collective, in collaboration with Penn State College of Medicine, are launching a project to collect and tell stories from the front lines. The project will connect front-line workers with comic artists to tell visual stories about the front-line workers’ experience during the COVID pandemic. We are aiming for a collection of about 20-25 stories to be shared online (and potentially published as an anthology), and are enlisting a diverse group or artists to help tell these stories. It’s meant to be a true collaboration between front-line worker and artist, with the two parties meeting and crafting… Read More