Dr. Yemi Sanusi writes fictional stories about the internal workings of the human body so that people can learn more about what goes on in their bodies in a fun way. In 2011 she published a book, Heads and Tales, which focused on malaria. “When a young cell, Bain, is sent by the mother-body to take command of the yet-to-be-born baby Eva, his limited experience makes him unsure of what to expect. Faced with the daily challenges of maintaining a healthy human body, he has a lot more to contend with when intruders like bacteria and malaria agents invade his… Read More
On April 17, 2015, Librarians Talicia Tarver and Deidra Woodson, along with LSU-Shreveport art student, Nick Fechter, launched the web version of their comic book, The Amazing Captain Fit to the healthelinks website. Funded through a National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NNLM SCR) Health Information Literacy Award, the comic follows the adventures of a young boy who aspires to be just like his favorite superhero, Captain Fit. However, the boy must first complete a series of tasks to make sure he is himself healthy and ready to help Captain Fit. This project was the result of a partnership between… Read More
This panel from the 2013 Brighton Conference features Corinne Pearlman discussing the health-related work she has published through Myriad Editions and The Comic Company. Participating in the panel discussion are Myriad creators Woodrow Phoenix (Rumblestrip), Nye Wright (Things to do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park When You are 29 and Unemployed), Hannah Eaton (Naming Monsters), and Nicola Streeten (Billy, Me & You). Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with the audio of Panel 2B. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote presentation below.