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. This panel from the 2012 Toronto Comics & Medicine conference was moderated by Shelley Wall. First up is Steven Bergson, an administrator in the Research Department of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and Vice-President of the Ontario chapter of the Association of Jewish Libraries. He also maintains three blogs on the subject of the representation of Jews and Israelis in comix, including this one. Of his presentation, “From Ivanhoe to Rex Mundi: Jews and Medicine in Comic Books, Comic… Read More
David Small’s keynote address “The Voice of The Eye” from the 2011 Comics & Medicine conference, Chicago. As a prelude to his talk, David played this video. David discusses his graphic memoir, three errors of the traditional physician he observes through his book, how to turn memories (or lack thereof) into a coherent story, some critical scenes of the book, and his influences in creating it.
Via pal of Graphic Medicine Gretchen Miller at Art Therapy Alliance, HERE is a fantastic Pinterest board of news & images related to art, neuroscience and the brain. “Bolte Taylor 11” by Comic Nurse, doodled whilst listening to this amazing TED talk.
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. Our eleventh panel from Toronto and they just keep getting better and better! I, MK, had the honor of moderating this panel and am quite pleased to revisit and post it here. The first speaker is Michelle N. Huang, a Master’s Student and University Graduate Fellow at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include disability studies, war literature, and cultural studies in the twentieth century. She writes of her paper, The “Good Enough Daughter”… Read More
Received this through the Literature & Medicine listserv: Call for Proposals FANTASTIC! HEROIC! DISABLED? “CRIPPING” THE COMIC CON April, 2013 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY DEADLINE for Proposals: January 11, 2013 Michael Bérubé tells us that “every representation of disability has the potential to shape the way ‘disability’ is understood in general culture, and some of those representations can in fact do extraordinary powerful—or harmful—cultural and political work” (1997, p. B4). This symposium will provide participants with the opportunity to engage in a broad array of reflective discussions about the representations of disability that exist “beneath… Read More
Ian reviews Glyn Dillon’s new graphic novel here. The tale of a half japanese, half english illustrator and toy designer who suffers with (purely obsessional) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
New UME Elective Course “Drawing (on) Life Experience – Professor Shelley Wall, the inaugural “Illustrator-In-Residence”, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: This series of five weekly seminars for medical students from all four years of training at the University of Toronto will introduce participants to the use of illustration as a tool for observation, reflection, and communication in healthcare. In particular, we will consider visual storytelling through comics as a means to explore and express ideas about the illness experience and clinical practice from the healthcare professional’s, patient’s, and caregiver’s perspectives. No previous drawing experience is required. The seminar is… Read More
Nancy Andrews, artist and presenter from our Toronto conference this past summer, writes to report that she has started a new blog. She writes, I am starting this blog as one of the expressions of my contribution to the Artist in Context project “Prospectus for the Nation” http://www.artistsincontext.org/index.php/prospectus/about.html, My goal is that various people will offer guest blogs here–scientists, artists, people affected by illness, philosophers, nurses, psychiatrists, therapists….anyone who would be generous enough to offer their perspective in relation to this topic. The first post is based on her presentation in Toronto. Check it out – amazing stuff.
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. This is the second half of the “Comics in Patient Education” panel from this year’s Graphic Medicine conference in Toronto. If you are able, be sure to check out the images that accompany both the talks as they are quite impressive! First up is Lydia Gregg with her paper, “Interpreting the unfamiliar: comics as a tool for improving care of pediatric patients with retinoblastoma.” The comic and treatment diary Lydia discusses can be viewed on the study… Read More
and now for something completely different: Anuerin(Nye)Wright, graphic novelist extraordinaire Read and interview by Marianne Wheelagan here