Thursday July 16th 4:00 pm: Registration 4:00 – 5:00: Opening reception with Conference Exhibit. Drinks and light appetizers will be served. 5:00 – 5:15: Graphic Medicine Practice and Community, Mom’s Cancer creator Brian Fies 5:20 – 5:30: Penn State University Press and the Graphic Medicine Series, editor-in-chief Kendra Boileau 5:30 – 7:00: Graphic Medicine Manifesto Roundtable with the authors, moderated by Mita Mahato 7:00 – 8:00: Graphic Medicine Manifesto and The Bad Doctor Book Signing Friday July 17th 8:00 – 8:30 am: Registration. Continental Breakfast will be provided. 8:30 – 9:00: Welcome 9:00 – 10:00: Keynote Speaker Jared Gardner 10:00 –… Read More
I (Ian) am giving a keynote talk in symposium at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Conference Information & Schedule We invite scholars, educators, artists, and health care providers to consider the educational and therapeutic benefits of comic books/graphic novels. Patients may struggle to clearly convey or understand their experience with acute or chronic medical or behavioral health issues. Likewise, students may struggle in their learning process. This conference offers the opportunity to think broadly and creatively about how comic books/graphic novels can be used by health care providers and educators to assist patients and students in addressing their challenges…. Read More
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.
David Small is giving a keynote address at the conference A Narrative Future for Healthcare in Kings College, London, which is likely to be a landmark event in narrative medicine, being a collaborative venture between Kings and Columbia University. The organisers have made extra tickets available for non-delegates who would like to attend David’s talks. These are limited to 60 so early booking is essential. You can book by clicking on the image below.
Comic Strips Carry Serious Messages for Medical Students
A bit of a necessary lull in the Toronto presentations due to editing time constraints on this end. In the meantime, it recently came to my attention that some of the audio from the 2011 Chicago Comics & Medicine conference was lost when we switched to the new site. So I’m going to add back some of that now. First up is David Small, and his keynote address “The Voice of The Eye” in which he discusses his graphic novel, Stitches, and some of the behind-the-scenes stories of its creation.
Awaiting review. Want to write a review for us? You can hear Andrew Godfrey discussing his work on the CF Diaries in this podcast from 2011.
Geographer and cartoonist Simon Moreton (Smoo Comics) created Better, Drawn. Moreton says of his site, “Better, drawn is a place for people to share stories about long-term mental and physical illnesses, told in the form of short comics. The site is a way for people to write and draw about their experiences that might otherwise be difficult to talk about openly. In fact, we think that sometimes things can be said better when they’re drawn. Submissions are open to anyone with a story to tell about coping with illness.” You can also listen to Simon discuss community and comics in this podcast.
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.
Martha Cornog’s My Library Journal column on comics and medicine