Review by Kevin Wolf Ghosts is another wonderful all-ages graphic narrative by Raina Telgemeier, whose earlier award-winning works included the autobiographical Smile and Sisters. Ghosts is the story of a family moving to a new home in a fictional northern California town (Bahía de La Luna; Moon Bay in English) whose air is supposed to be better for the youngest daughter (Maya) who has cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a degenerative genetic disease that causes mucus to build up in the lungs making breathing difficult. Graphic Medicine community member (and 2016 conference organizer) Andrew Godfrey reports that current median life expectancy… Read More
A webcomic by Lauren R. Weinstein. Part one here: http://nautil.us/blog/carriers-a-webcomic-on-health-luck-and-life Part two here: http://nautil.us/blog/carriers-part-2-the-test Part three: http://nautil.us/blog/carriers-part-3-the-wait Part four: http://nautil.us/blog/carriers-part-4-the-results Part five: http://nautil.us/blog/carriers-part-5-the-aftermath
New Podcast: Comics & Representation
Panel 14 from Toronto features two presenters, Ian Williams and Andrew Godfrey. 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. Ian Williams is a comics artist, physician and writer. He has studied Medicine, Medical Humanities and Fine Art and he originated the website GraphicMedicine.org, coining the term that has been applied to the interaction between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. You can see learn more about his work here. He writes of his presentation, “Radical visions: The iconography of… Read More
The CF Diaries
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.