The Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) is a longitudinal cohort study investigating the long-term effects of HIV infection and ARV (antiretroviral) medications in children and young adults who were born with HIV or born exposed to HIV. The study follows newborns, young children, adolescents, and young adults. One part of the study, the use of a comic for maternal disclosure of HIV status, is discussed in this podcast. Researcher Claire Berman presented this study, and the comics related to it, at our 2015 conference in Riverside, California and on a Health Comics panel at San Diego ComicCon. Click below to play… Read More
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. In addition to the video below, you can subscribe to the Graphic Medicine podcast in iTunes here. And in our “What Are You Reading?!” segment, Tangles creator Sarah Leavitt talks with MK about… Read More
guest review by Kacper Niburski I’ve been struggling to write the review of Second Avenue Caper by Joyce Brabner and illustrated by Mark Zingarelli. Not because I wasn’t moved – sadness and happiness mixed together with drag queens and drug smugglers in a messy, trenchant read. Nor because I lack the means – I can hoot and haw all that is necessary. Instead my reticence is a result of having no other choice. In chronicling the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic, in exposing the double narrative of absurdity and hope, and seeing it shattered only to be rebuilt again, I trouble… Read More
Alex Fitch has broadcast one of the talks from the recent Brighton Graphic Medicine conference on his fantastic London radio show, Panel Borders. From his site: Homogeneity in Gay educational comics: Continuing a month of shows about gay and lesbian comics, Panel Borders presents a lecture by post doctoral researcher Doctor Jordana Greenblatt on the similarity in content of gay comics about safe practices and HIV, concentrating on Safer Sex Comix (by Alexander and Gregg, publ. 1987 by Gay Men’s Health Crisis of New York) and Alex et la vie d’apres (by Thierry Robberecht and Fabrice Neaud, publ. 2008 by Ex Aequo), recorded at “Ethics under… Read More
Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. This panel, moderated by Brian Fies, focuses on comics and AIDS. The first speaker is Ariela Freedman. She is an Associate Professor at the Liberal Arts College, Concordia University, Montreal. She writes on modernism, First World War narrative, and comics. She is the author of Death, Men and Modernism (Routledge: 2003) and many scholarly articles, and is currently working on a project on comics and representations of pain. Her paper, Picturing AIDS, “examines early strategies of picturing AIDS… Read More
Dr. Ian Williams Comics Forum October 7, 2012
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