Many news stories, article links, and announcements are posted on the Graphic Medicine Facebook and Twitter pages, so if you use those sites but don’t follow us there, be sure to do so to get the latest Graphic Medicine updates.
But not everyone is on social media (WHAAAAA?) and even if you are, it’s easy to miss something that might be of interest. So to that end, here’s a summary of the fall in Graphic Medicine social media. Warning: many links follow. May be a bit overwhelming!
AND, I must point out that for this edition, there was so much to cover that it’s taken weeks to get it all organized, in which time even more was posted and… well, let’s just get on with this, shall we?!
At The New York Academy of Medicine , Riva Lehrer curated a day-long conference on anatomy, art, body and identity. Ian & I presented on Graphic Medicine, which was well received. Write up here, blog post on Kriota Willberg’s unique work here.
Ian spoke at a Graphic Medicine symposium in Zaragoza, Spain. Blog reviews in Spanish here and here. Google Translate very helpful for those of us who have forgotten our high school Spanish. (Sorry Ms. Whatever-Your-Name-Was. No wonder you never liked me.)
Alison Bechdel does a comics seminar at University of Vermont Medical School.
The Ypsilanti, Michigan Public Library received a 2014 Eisner Family Foundation Grant to use comics to increase health awareness in their community. To this end, they now have what is believed to be the largest public Graphic Medicine collection in the US (maybe the world?). To launch the program, I (MK) was invited to give a lecture about using comics in health care. Coverage in the local paper by Dave Herndon.
Dana Walrath did a TED talk on her work and Graphic Medicine.
PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES & RELEASES
2015 Comics & Medicine Conference Announcement and Call for Papers! (art by Lydia Gregg.)
Ian Williams comic in The Guardian!
Johns Hopkins video starring Lydia Gregg discussing Graphic Medicine and hosting the 2014 conference.
2013 conference host Muna Al Jawad published this article on the use of comics to make an inpatient unit manifesto.
Configurations Graphic Medicine issue from Johns Hopkins University Press, edited by Susan Squier and Ryan Marks
Graphic Medicine 2012 Toronto presenter Nancy Andrews has released the trailer for her film, The Strange Eyes of Doctor Myes. She describes it as an, “original indy, musical, animation, schlock-opera, science-fiction, micro-buget, alternative dramatic feature film.”
National Public Radio producer David Rector finds his voice again through comics.
Second Avenue Caper by Joyce Brabner and Mark Zingarelli. Reviewed here by the New York Daily News, a review is pending for our site.
Pink Ribbon Envy: Living with an Uncool Cancer by Andrew Bessie on The Nib
Hospital Suite by John Porcellino released, review on the site soon
Alex Thomas and Gary Ashwal of Booster Shot Comics shared their work on the ROMP (Research on Medical Practice) study.
The World is Made of Cheese: The Applied Cartooning Manifesto was released by the Center for Cartoon Studies, co-authored by Baltimore Comics & Medicine keynote presenter James Sturm. Graphic Medicine gets two shout outs as a great way for cartoonists to be engaged in the world. Thanks, James & Co!
Baltimore presenter Georgia Weber releases Dumb #5.
Lighter Than My Shadow creator Katie Green interviewed on the BBC.
Ian Williams interviewed on BBC here.
Sam Sharpe’s Viewotron was included in 2014 Best American Comics edited by Scott McCloud! (see below for link and new review.)
Comics & Diabetes in Diabetes Forecast
Guardian piece on Henny Beaumont
Huffington Post piece on Ellen Forney and Marbles
Sadly no real updates to post here. The presentations from Baltimore are in video form and will be posted to our new YouTube playlist once they are edited. We are currently trying to find someone to assist with this project, so if audio/video production is your thing, and you are able to help, please email me!
NEW REVIEWS ON THE SITE
Relatively Indolent but Restless by Ryan Montoya
Sam Sharpe’s Viewotron by Eric J. Keller
Broken Eggs review by Karen Rile
Reviews currently pending: Second Avenue Caper, Hospital Suite, and more!
Interested in doing a review? EMAIL US! Teach a course that uses Graphic Medicine texts? Have your students write reviews for us! We occasionally get review copies from publishers, so do inquire if there is one available. I have a BIG stack of books to be reviewed! Seriously people, we need your help!