Great article found via Neil Gaiman on Twitter – “A Lesson on Illustrating Wheelchairs by Someone Who Uses One.”
Thanks to the amazing Shelley Wall at the University of Toronto, we have a 2012 Comics & Medicine conference venue, program, and website! Registration is live, so feel free to start making plans for what will be another amazing conference. You can read fellow conference planner Brian Fies’ thoughts on the matter here. Hope to see you in Toronto in July!
Cathy Leamy, presenter at our upcoming Toronto 2012 conference, will be giving a talk and a workshop on cartooning in health care at the International Conference on Health Science & Communications in Providence, Rhode Island June 20-23. From the conference website: Cartooning in Healthcare Cathy Leamy Independent Cartoonist Web developer, Massachusetts General Hospital Comics (including cartoons, comic books and strips, webcomics, graphic novels, and magazines) offer a valuable communication format, especially for medicine and health care. Dry, confusing, or daunting material can be presented in ways that engage and entertain readers, simplify complex topics, cater to different learning styles, and… Read More
A George Washington Medical School student, Rahul Vanjani, is looking to hire an artist familiar with medical themes for, as he writes, “a health literacy project that I am working on with a local non-profit organization here in D.C. We’re in need of an artist(s) for the project and I was wondering if you might be able to send our information out to your network of comic (and non-comic) artists. An artist who works in or who is familiar with the health care field would be preferable. We will pay the artist for his/her services. Briefly, our current project is… Read More
Graphic Medicine Website Update– Design Brief GraphicMedicine.org is planning an upgrade and expansion to maintain it as the ‘go-to’ website for information regarding the interaction between comics and medicine. The website, set up in 2007 by Ian Williams, is merging with MK Czerwiec’s ‘Comic Nurse’ subsites which host information on the 2011 Chicago conference and the GraphicMedicine podcasts. Ian and MK have been jointly editing the GraphicMedicine blog, Twitter and Facebook accounts since last summer and will be running the new, upgraded site jointly. Graphic Medicine is looking for expressions of interest from web designers who subscribe to our cause and… Read More
Happy Friday everyone! First up, Ian Williams has done a guest blog at Forbidden Planet about his graphic novel-in-progress, The Enlightenment of Iwan James. Secondly, Alex Fitch at Panel Borders has posted the audio from the First Fictions Festival, “The Problem With Autobiography.” Included in the conversation are Nicola Streeten (Billy, Me, and You) and Nye Wright (Things to Do In A Retirement Home). Enjoy!
Remember that our CFP for Toronto 2012 closes in just over a week. We have had a strong response so far, with more abstracts coming in each day, so make sure you send us your proposal if you want to take part.