“I put something amusing in every two pages.” – Joyce Farmer “Every exit should be special.” – Paul Gravett The last session from our 2012 Comics & Medicine conference in Toronto presents the magnificent Joyce Farmer in conversation with Paul Gravett. They discuss her long career making comics on medical themes, from “Tits & Clits” to “Abortion Eve” to Special Exits. 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 featured image for the podcast is a crayoned self-portrait Joyce did during Michael Green and… Read More
This book has had a long (in Graphic Medicine terms) life thus far. It won the National Comic Prize in Spain in 2008, where it was published under the title Arrugas. It was also published in French under the name Rides. From the author’s website, describing the book (translated from Spanish via Google) “I considered doing this story for my parents. I wanted to talk about old age people. This is too big a subject so I focused on nursing homes. In addressing this issue was also impossible not to Alzheimer’s. Emilio, the protagonist, is inspired by the father of… Read More
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Awaiting review. Want to write a review for us? Los Angeles Times article about Special Exits. Dangerous Minds interview with Joyce Farmer