Shelley Wall is an artist and illustrator, and a professor of biomedical communications University of Toronto medical school. She is also the on-the-ground organizer of the 2012 Comics & Medicine conference, which will take place in less than a month! In this conversation with MK, Shelley talks about how her degree in literature, medicine, illustration, and comics came together in her career. She also discusses what she’s excited about for the upcoming conference. It’s become dramatically clear that the Graphic Medicine Podcast needs a theme song, so I’m asking our listeners for submissions and suggestions! Email me directly, firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
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. The tales we tell are just as important as the facts and figures we learn. Stories help us try on different possibilities to see how they fit. They tell us where we came from and how we got here. They tell us what to appreciate, what to avoid, and what aspire to. The best stories pass on yesterday’s truths and take on new meanings for today.” -Brian Fies, in Whatever Happened to the World of… Read More
This week’s Graphic Medicine podcast is actually a Laydeez do Comics podcast! Alex Fitch presents Comic Nurse (that’s me) and Sarah Leavitt at Laydeez in London, recorded on November of 2011. (above: The Graphic Medicine section of Blackwell’s Wellcome Collection bookshop, London. Tangles by Sarah Leavitt is on the right and two of my books are on the left. The center book, Billy, Me, & You is by Laydeez organizer Nicola Streeten. ) Visuals for the comics I discuss can be found by digging around here. “Taking Turns,” my book in progress, can be found here. Sarah Leavitt’s website is here, which… Read More