Press Release – Graphic Medicine @ Toronto Comic Arts Festival Three authors of books in Penn State University Press’s critically acclaimed Graphic Medicine series are participating in the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this May. Graphic novelist, printmaker, and textile artist Gareth Brookes will exhibit advance copies of his forthcoming graphic novel A Thousand Coloured Castles. Rendered entirely in unique scratched-off crayon drawings, the book depicts life with Charles Bonnet syndrome, which causes intense hallucinations in people with preexisting vision problems. Brookes’s previous graphic novel, The Black Project, won the 2013 Best Original Graphic Novel Award from Broken Frontier. MK Czerwiec (pronounced sir-wick) is a… Read More
The Graphic Medicine Manifesto has been nominated for an Eisner Award in the catagory Best Academic/Scholarly Work. One of the most prestigious awards in the industry, the Eisners – officially called the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – are referred to as the ‘Oscars of comics’. A five-strong panel of judges compile the list of nominations which are then voted on by industry professionals, with the winners announced at the annual Comic-Con in San Diego in July. The Manifesto, published by Penn State University Press, has been very well received by specialist and non specialist readers alike. Written by MK Czerwiec, Ian Williams, Susan Squier, Michael… Read More
Review first published in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 2016 The Bad Doctor: The Troubled Life and Times of Dr. Iwan James is a riveting, debut graphic novel by Ian Williams, a celebrated medical humanist and founder of the Graphic Medicine website. He previously published using the nom de plume Thom Ferrier and contributed a series of comic strips for the Guardian. In The Bad Doctor, inspired by Justin Green’s Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary and by his own experience of the continuing secondary effects of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Ian Williams deftly evokes the world of country GP Dr Iwan James’s deep… Read More
Penn State University Press announces the US release of Ian Willams’ debut graphic novel, The Bad Doctor. Get your copy today!
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
Ian Williams was interviewed for the BBC’s World Update about his new graphic novel The Bad Doctor (Myriad Editions). You can listen to the interview at the link below. Ian Williams on World Service
Juliette McMullin at the University of California, Riverside recently organized a conference titled, “Medical Examinations: Art, Story, Theory.” It was sponsored by the Center for Ideas and Society as well as Department of Anthropology. We are honored to share two of the conference keynotes as Graphic Medicine podcasts. First up is Graphic Medicine site co-director, Ian Williams. 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.
Atrium is the report of the Northwestern Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program Graphic, Issue 10, Spring 2012 was guest co-edited by Catherine Belling and MK Czerwiec, full PDF of issue available here. Table of contents: The View from the Spectrum: The Challenges of Picturing Autism in Comics Form by Courrney Angermeier and Jeff Benham Aggression Management Manga: An Interview with Rinko Endo by MK Czerwiec Monsters and the Ghosts of PubMed by Alice Dreger Picture This: Illustrating the Future of HIPAA Docukents by Leah Eisenberg and Rose Anderon Saving Grace: Teaching about Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Using Comic Form (in… Read More
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
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. This panel from Toronto, “Comics and Rhetoric,” features Brandon Strubberg, Tim Elliot, and Matt Kaske Cirigliano. Brandon Strubberg and Tim Elliott are second-year PhD students in Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. Brandon’s Master’s thesis focused on rhetorical representations of diabetic identity, and he has presented on the topic in the past. His current research projects include examining the interactions between identities of disease and technology as well as the usability of medical manuals. Tim… Read More