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 Medicine series and the Graphic Mundi imprint.
GNCRT President’s Program: Comics and Health – A Match Made in the Gutter
Come here from Ian Williams, MK Czerwiec, and Brittany Netherton about how graphic medicine emerged, how it is being used in libraries, and all about each panelists work! Moderated by GNCRT President-Elect Matthew Noe.
This event requires registration for ALA Annual to watch live, but the recording will be made available at a later date as soon as possible.
WHEN: Saturday, June 26, 2021 – 11:45 am – 12:45 pm CT
Come and join GNCRT for a night of learning, creating, and networking at our Virtual House Party. Hang out and chat in the “lobby” or jump into our breakout rooms to write and draw with comics creators. Joining us for the evening will be: Jose Pimienta of Stars, Hide Your Fire; Alex Thomas; Hanna Schroy of Last Dance; Ryan Estrada, co-author of Banned Book Club; Kel McDonald of Stars, Hide Your Fire; and Glenn Head of Chartwell Manor. Special Thanks to Iron Circus Comics, Graphic Medicine International Collective, and Fantagraphics.
Register now! Three lucky GNCRT Virtual House Party attendees will win Libcomix Loot Bags! PLUS – we’ll select one GNCRT member attendee to win some extra-special loot! Winner will be selected after the meeting and notified via email.
WHEN: Saturday, June 26, 2021 – 6 pm – 7 pm CT
You DO NOT need to be registered for ALA Annual OR be a GNCRT member to attend the Virtual House Party.
linda Raphael says
What a great connection, MK! Your creative brain has worked wonderfully well during this time of “withdrawal” from usual activities. No surprise there!! :):)
Janice Maximov Condon says
Thank you, MK! Sounds interesting and fun!