Ian Williams was interviewed for the BBC’s World Update about his new graphic novel The Bad Doctor (Myriad Editions). Download.
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You may have noticed an interruption in the podcasting of presentations from Brighton. This has been due to both poor audio quality and time constraints. Hoping to get a few more of those presentations audible and edited before our Baltimore conference. In the meantime, Michael Green was kind enough to interview me, MK Czerwiec, while we were on a mini-speaking tour of Southern California. Michael is a gifted interviewer, and I can babble about Graphic Medicine at a moment’s notice. Hope you enjoy our chat. Download podcast
In an interruption of the lectures from Brighton, this week we feature Mita Mahato of the University of Puget Sound. Dr. Mahato recently delivered a lecture at the University of California at Riverside titled, “These Frames Are Hiding Places: Processing Grief Through Comics.” You can see more of Dr. Mahato’s work at her website, theseframesarehidingplaces.com The lecture was supported by UCR’s Center for Ideas and Society, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Workshops in the Humanities. The event was coordinated by Juliet McMullin, who was kind enough to share the audio with Graphic Medicine. Dr. McMullin is a moving force… Read More
Panel 2C from the 2013 Comics & Medicine panel in Brighton brings us four presentations that relate to the theme of therapy. You can listen to the panel at the audio-only link below. Podcasts featuring images are temporarily unavailable. First up on this panel is Sarah Lightman (author of the forthcoming Book of Sarah from Myriad Editions) of the University of Glasgow and Laydeez do Comics with her talk, “Metamorphosing Difficulties – Post Traumatic Growth in the Autobiographical Comics of Sarah Leavitt, Nicola Streeten and Maureen Burdock. The second presenter of the panel is Theresa N. Rojas of The Ohio… Read More
Alex Thomas and Gary Ashwal are the creators of Iggy & The Inhalers. Their collaborative work helps kids (and adults) learn about the pathophysiology of asthma and how to properly use their inhalers. Alex and Gary sat down with me recently to discuss their past, present and future collaborative work. Download Podcast.
Panel 2A: Reflection and Practitioner Research, from this past summer’s Graphic Medicine conference in Brighton. The panel was chaired by Rachel Robinson. First up is the talk, “Comics, for the Lost Voices of Medicine” by Beth McCausland, Kuruphungma Limbu, Bethany Greenwood, and Jaymi Lad. Next is “A Kid Doctor in the Emergency Department” by Adam Gray. Next is “Drawing Out an Occupation” by Francesca Leach. And last is “What Has Becoming A Doctor Done to Me?” by Muna Al-Jawad. Muna’s talk is followed by a Q&A with the entire panel. Download podcast.
This week’s podcast is Nicola Streeten’s keynote address from the 2013 Comics & Medicine conference in Brighton, England. Nicola’s talk is titled, “Damed if you do, doomed if you don’t: The 21st century ethics of abortion in graphic novels. Nicola is introduced by Sue Eckstein. Download Podcast
In this second panel from our Brighton conference, four presenters use interdisciplinary analysis in the arena of comics and medicine. The panel was chaired by Michael Green. Martha Turland presents “Growing, growing, growing, stop: Selective emphasis in informal, clinical drawing encounters” Recently during an appointment at an orthopedic pediatric department opportunities for knowledge exchange arose, through x-ray, examination and dialogue. But interestingly, whilst being guided and informed on the particular issue in question, the ancient technology of drawing took centre stage. What is intriguing is how the very act of drawing, in this type of setting, underscores its communicative potential…. Read More
This first panel from Brighton directly addresses the overall theme of the conference, Ethics Under Cover. To see images associated with this podcast, go to https://www.graphicmedicine.org/graphic-medicine-podcast-panel-1a-ethics-under-cover/ Susan M. Squier presents “Asomatognosia and Anders Nilsen’s BIG QUESTIONS” Anders Nilsen’s comic BIG QUESTIONS, OR ASOMATOGNOSIA: WHOSE HAND IS IT ANYWAY? (Montreal: Drawn and Quarterly, 2011) uses a medical diagnosis as a metaphor to raise ethical questions about death and life, warfare and nurturance, humans, animals and machines. As Nilson describes this medical condition, in which one is unable to identify parts of one’s own body, “Our hands are the organs we use to manipulate… Read More
In this first of what will be a long series of podcasts arising from the 2013 Comics & Medicine conference, we hear Paul Gravett’s rundown of Graphic Medicine work that has come to his attention in the past year. His talk is titled, Frames of Mind: Reflections on Medicine in Comics: An Introductory overview of the past, present, and future. Most of the titles he discusses in his talk, and ones recommended by the conference audience, are linked in this earlier blog post. The audio from Paul’s talk begins and ends a bit abruptly, but is intact otherwise. During… Read More