In this week’s podcast, Elizabeth Hewitt from the Ohio State University presents “Incurable Time: The Graphic Temporalities of Autoimmune Disease.” Her talk was recorded at our 2015 Riverside Comics & Medicine conference. Also, I talk with Ann Fox of Davidson College about what she’s reading, as well as her new Graphic Medicine course. Keep your eyes on your screens as images will accompany the episode. Support for this podcast comes from Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Humanities, the nation’s oldest Humanities Department within a medical school, pioneers of innovations in medical education since 1967. To learn more about Penn State College of Medicine… Read More
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In this episode, we feature Jordana Greenblatt’s presentation from the 2015 Comics & Medicine conference, titled “Internal and External Spaces of Threat and Dissolution: HIV/AIDS Graphic Memoir.” This presentation was part of the “Comics as Performance” panel in Riverside. We will be hearing much more in the coming year about comics as performance as our 2016 Dundee conference theme expands on this area of thought and scholarship. And in our “What Are You Reading?!” segment, Tangles creator Sarah Leavitt talks with MK about Tom Hart’s Rosalee Lightning. She also discusses what she is working on now. Download episode.
In this week’s Graphic Medicine podcast, the first in a series, we’ll hear two lightning presentations from the 2015 Comics & Medicine conference in Riverside, California. Both presentations discuss how making art and comics helps create meaning and understanding, and can, in some cases, change behavior. First we’ll hear from Roderick Castle, an art therapist in Rochester, New York, who works with veterans. After Roderick’s presentation, I’ll chat with him about his work, and update our listeners on projects he mentions in his presentation. He’ll also discuss some of the reading he’s doing to enhance the care he is able to provide… Read More
This week on the graphic medicine podcast, Leah Eisenberg talks about her work as a lawyer and bioethicist using comics to help make biobank more comprehensible and consent to bio banking more meaningful. In the “What Are You Reading?!” segment, Leah updates us on her comics & medicine work and recommends a few books she’s enjoyed recently. Download Episode
This week I speak with Nye Wright, creator of “Things To Do In A Trailer Park When You Are 29 And Unemployed” which was published in North America this month. Be sure to join a Twitter meetup with Nye on Wednesday, January 20th at 5pm GMT or 12noon EST. #AskNye Download podcast.
In this entertaining, reflective, and insightful talk from his workshop at the 2105 Comics & Medicine conference, doctor and New Yorker staff cartoonist Ben Schwartz tracks the history of doctors, medicine, and health as reflected in the single-panel gag cartoons of the New Yorker Magazine. He also shares reflections from a few fellow New Yorker cartoonists on medicine in comics, and tips for making a gag comic of your own. Keep an eye on your screen, there are over 200 comics in this presentation! Download podcast.
This week on the Graphic Medicine Podcast: award winning Alaska cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohl talks about his new graphic memoir, My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson’s. For my What Are You Reading Segment this week, I spoke with Bill Bell, founder of the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation about reading My Degeneration. Download episode.
Dana Walrath is a medical anthropologist, author, and artist. Her first book, Aliceheimer’s, will be published in the US by Penn State University Press. In this talk, titled “Cultural Spaces, Comics, and Contested Memories” Dana desrcibes the ways medical anthropology and comic helped her to shape a new perspective about the experiences she was having with her mother Alice’s Alzheimer’s disease. She also discusses her deepening this work by exploring her mother’s past in Armenia, and the legacy of the Armenia Genocide of 1915. And she’ll sing. It’s a fantastic talk. Be sure to keep an eye on your screen as some of… Read More
In this week’s Graphic Medicine Podcast, Carol Tyler’s keynote address from the Graphic Medicine 2015 conference in Riverside, California. The talk is titled “Bringing It All Back Home.” With this being the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., I thought it would be a great tie-in to post Carol’s talk in conjunction with StoryCorp’s Great Thanksgiving Listen. Carol Tyler’s monumental book, “Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father” was released this week. The process which led to the creation of this book was a monumental act of intense listening, intense caregiving, and intense cartooning. She details it in this keynote address…. Read More
In this week’s episode, Alex Thomas and Gary Ashwal, the team behind Booster Shot Comics, discuss their comic intended to help both parents assess and treat pediatric pain and kids learn to express their pain. In What Are You Reading?! Alex Thomas discusses reading Blackjack by Osamu Tezuka and the recent adventures of the Booster Shot duo. Download Podcast.