Book Review by Kevin Wolf Medical Mentions is a group of graphic works. The graphic works reviewed here are books whose primary topics are not medical, and yet they cover a medical topic with some depth at some point in the work. The rest of the work might be fictional or nonfictional, while the medical portion is often technical and five pages or more. The reviewer will usually neither recommend nor discourage reading the work, except when the rest of the work is deemed outstanding or terrible, respectively. Typically, six graphic works will be part of the review with one paragraph… Read More
Maria Photinakis talks to me, Alice Jaggers, about making comics during COVID and after the death of her father and about parenting as a cartoonist. We discuss her works, Extraordinary Times volume 1 and Liminal State. The interview was originally recorded in February 2021. Since the recording, Maria has published COVID19 Vaccination Campaign comics for CIC Health. Extraordinary Times volume 2 is available for preorder. Maria’s website is https://photinakis.com/, where you can order her comics and find her portfolio. This podcast is sponsored by:
Guest Post by Lucy Bergonzi Books Beyond Words is a publisher of picture-led books and resources for people with learning disabilities. These wordless stories, dealing with many of life’s issues, are designed for people who find it easier to read using pictures rather than words. I’ve been one of Books Beyond Words’ illustrators since 2015. The Covid pandemic has affected all of us to a greater or lesser extent, but for people with learning disabilities the crisis has been particularly difficult and damaging. The British Medical Journal says ‘the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect… Read More
Book Review by Kevin Wolf A Shot in the Arm by Don Brown is a color non-fiction graphic work of vaccine development narrated by the historical figure, Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762). This work permits Ms. Montagu to be of her time during a deadly Smallpox epidemic in Europe, as well as, carrying her through our current COVID-19 times. She’s the key founder of vaccine distribution. Smallpox, being eradicated from Earth since 1977, is also one of the great success stories of vaccines. “Along with clean water and sanitation, vaccines rank as one of the greatest contributions to public health.”… Read More
In Partnership with the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (RCPI) Heritage Centre Exhibition curated by Dr. Eoin Kelleher and Harriet Wheelock, RCPI Keeper of Collections Guest Review by Jane Burns This exhibition has been developed from the artwork of Eoin Kelleher who has produced a series of Living with COVID Comics in the Irish Independent Newspaper since the start of the pandemic. Eoin is seasoned artist who has a fantastic way of connecting complex, emotive, and personal perspectives in comic formats. The exhibition is developed using Microsoft SWAY which makes it user friendly, interactive, and easy to share and… Read More
Book Review by Kevin Wolf COVID Chronicles: True Stories from the Front Lines of COVID-19 The Nib #7 – Pandemic Issue The (Santa Cruz) Comic News – April 2020 Issue COVID Chronicles: A Comics Anthology I’ve heard it said that journalism is the first draft of history, because it’s writing about events that are currently happening and doesn’t have the hindsight that time provides to try to figure out how all the events fit together and global look of its causes and effects. This review covers the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The most recent events mentioned are from… Read More
Get over to the Graphic Medicine merch shop on Redbubble and grab some of these washable GM face masks. Masks sold on Redbubble are for general public use only and are not intended for use in medical settings. International delivery. Pay in your local currency. We have dozens of products, from T shirts to shower curtains(!) in seven different designs.
As a medical librarian, I know that the information about COVID-19 is overwhelming, so the information most important to families and communities is something that should be highlighted and shared often. Communication about the Novel Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 sheds light on how comics help communities in different areas. Native American communities across the US are not immune to the pandemic. As cases are rising in tribal communities, many nations have announced stay at home orders for citizens and are preparing for the worst outcomes. In response, Native artists and creators have put their energy into creating art that… Read More