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
David Small’s keynote address “The Voice of The Eye” from the 2011 Comics & Medicine conference, Chicago. As a prelude to his talk, David played this video. David discusses his graphic memoir, three errors of the traditional physician he observes through his book, how to turn memories (or lack thereof) into a coherent story, some critical scenes of the book, and his influences in creating it.
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
Outside the world of underground comix enthusiasts, Joyce Farmer is probably best known for her latest work, Special Exits (Fantagraphics 2010), a memoir (though the names are changed) of her experience caring for her parents during the last few years of their lives. Special Exits is Farmer’s first book-length comic, famously praised by Robert Crumb, but Farmer has been an important figure in comics since the 1970s. I’ll get back to Special Exits in a minute, but first I want to make sure to tell you about her work from the 70s. I wish I’d been more familiar with it… Read More