Booster Shot Comics consists of cartoonist and board certified pediatric allergist Alex Thomas and health communication specialist Gary Ashwal. In this week’s episode of the Graphic Medicine Podcast, you’ll hear them discuss their comics project the Stoplight Pain Scale. This project is a great model for how to make a research-based comics-format health intervention. Keep an eye on your screens because images are dropped paired with the audio. Graphic Medicine News This week my work was focused on a presentation called “Teaching Science with Comics” I gave to the Chicago Council on Science & Technology last night. In the course of… Read More
guest review and response illustration by Northwestern medical student Colin Joseph Abbott The Iggy and the Inhalers Program is a superb example of a multifaceted approach to health education for children. Dr. Thomas, a pediatric allergist, designed a story in comic form to educate children on the pathophysiology of asthma, proper inhaler use, and environmental triggers of asthma. His work extended beyond the primary comic book titled “The Adventures of Iggy and the Inhalers” to include complimentary videos, trading cards, posters, and stickers. Three of the primary strengths of the Iggy and the Inhaler comic program are its engagement of… 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. New Podcast Wednesdays are back! To open the many podcasts that will emerge from the 2012 Toronto Comics & Medicine conference, comics historian, commentator, publisher, and Comica festival organizer Paul Gravett gave the opening keynote to the Toronto Comics & Medicine conference, “Setting the Context: Developments in Graphic Medicine.” Enjoy our new podcast feed. It is not yet available via iTunes, but, fingers crossed, it will be shortly.
Gary Ashwal over at Booster Shot Comics presents a “Reading List Before Comics & Medicine.” Great idea, Gary! Looking forward to meeting you and Alex and hearing about your work.