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
guest post by Anita White. This narrative of my recent trip to Urgent Care and the Emergency Room is like many of the graphic medicine chronicles I have drawn over the years. This story documents moment-to-moment procedures that happened as well as my philosophical musings about being a patient. I place this story within the larger narrative of the current War in the Ukraine. My passing challenge of being in ER led me to feel a lot of gratitude and humility for how well I was cared for, knowing that people half a world away were suffering so acutely. … Read More
shared from https://creativewriting.ubc.ca/about/job-opportunities Lecturer in Graphic Forms (Comics) The UBC School of Creative Writing seeks an exceptional teacher of Graphic Forms (Comics) to fill a Lecturer position commencing July 1, 2022. The teaching load for this position is 24 credits (eight 3-credit courses) per year, ranging from large open-enrolment lecture courses to upper-level workshops. The successful candidate will also contribute to the School of Creative Writing in an administrative capacity, including participating in program committees related to their area of expertise, and serving on faculty committees to evaluate prospective BFA and MFA students. In cases where an extraordinary level of… Read More
Our terrific book review editor Kevin has been hard at work writing and coordinating guest reviews on the GM site. Click the book cover below to read the review.
My name is Meg and I am currently a third year medical student. During my surgery rotation in my third year of medical school, one of the patients on our service was a Jehovah’s Witness who became anemic. In my institution’s “Physician, Patient, and Society” course, it was repeatedly emphasized to us that healthcare providers should not force competent patients to accept treatments that they do not want. Respecting patient autonomy is one of the cardinal rules of medicine that should never be violated, even if that means that the patient will not survive. Since the topic of Jehovah’s Witnesses… Read More