On this week’s episode, I talk with Nye Wright, creator of Things To Do In A Retirement Home Trailer Park When You Are 29 and Unemployed which was recently released in North America by Penn State University Press. Nye discusses what he’s been reading, how he created Trailer Park, his next book project, and his Twitter meet-up which happens this week. You can listen to an image-enhanced version of the podcast here: Or you can find the episode in iTunes here. Nye recommends four books in our conversation. First is the graphic novel “TheDivine.” Second is “The Incal.” Third… Read More
You may have noticed an interruption in the podcasting of presentations from Brighton. This has been due to both poor audio quality and time constraints. Hoping to get a few more of those presentations audible and edited before our Baltimore conference. In the meantime, Michael Green was kind enough to interview me, MK Czerwiec, while we were on a mini-speaking tour of Southern California. Michael is a gifted interviewer, and I can babble about Graphic Medicine at a moment’s notice. Hope you enjoy our chat.
Panel 2A: Reflection and Practitioner Research, from this past summer’s Graphic Medicine conference in Brighton. The panel was chaired by Rachel Robinson. Images accompany each talk on the panel in the videos below, or the entire panel can be downloaded here. Comics, for the Lost Voices of Medicine: Beth McCausland, Kuruphungma Limbu, Bethany Greenwood, Jaymi Lad A Kid Doctor in the Emergency Department: Adam Gray Drawing Out an Occupation: Francesca Leach What Has Becoming A Doctor Done to Me? : Muna Al-Jawad Muna’s talk is followed by a Q&A with the entire panel.
The theme of this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities was “Tradition, Innovation, and Moral Courage.” The meeting was held October 24-27 in Atlanta, GA. (Photos by Michael Green.) From the abstract for the panel “Graphic Medicine @ Work: Outcomes When the Intervention is a Comic” : The last several years have seen a rise in graphic novels depicting medical experiences and graphic stories used for patient education purposes. A handful of preliminary studies suggest that the use of illustrations on health instructions increase patient engagement with and recollection of the information presented. Three studies further… Read More
Our third panel from Brighton, addressing issues of depression and comics, ethical issues facing medical students, and perceptions of Downs Syndrome. Use the Quicktime players below to view images along with the audio of each presentation. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the entire panel. See link at the end of this post. First up is Marie-Jeanne (MJ) Jacob, presenting her talk, Dark Days: The Ethical Implications Surrounding Depression, and Comics Creation as Retaliation She writes, Two years ago I began to brainstorm a comic discussing depression, as someone who both suffers from… 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. On this panel from Toronto, we’ll hear four great speakers. Unfortunately the audio starts slightly into Courtney’s presentation, but one can catch up quite quickly. First up is Courtney Donovan. Courtney is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Human Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University. Of her presentation, Visualizing Medical Data Through Graphic Novels, she writes, In more recent years, there has been a burgeoning interest in graphic novels exploring health and medical themes…. Read More
guest review by Kathryn Fay, Northwestern Medical Student Pacman has what every good video game – and narrative for that matter – should have: motivation (fleeing from ghosts), reward (eating yellow dots), and obstacle (navigating a labyrinthine course). Best of all, it has familiarity. Level Up, by Gene Luen Yang, satisfies on all these counts, too. The story starts off with Dennis, the main character, sharing his first experience with an arcade. Many of us remember that moment, too: mine was at the dentist office (the only place I was allowed to play video games, mind you); game of… Read More
Knockdownginger is the nom de plume of a UK female medical student who posts artwork and comics on the deviantART website. She has made several comic strips about life in medical school. They are well worth a look. Here’s a few to start with: Emergency Exits Feedback The Psychiatrist Stupid Question