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
Prof. Michael Green of Penn State Medical School, who edits the Graphic Medicine section of the Annals of Internal Medicine, has contributed his second comic strip to the series. Illustrated by Ray Rieck, Betty P. examines the ethics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation coding in patients with a terminal prognosis. Michael initiated the innovative comics course at the Hershey Medical School, which has proven very popular among students. He is a member of the steering committee of the annual Comics and Medicine conferences. Click on the image or read the strip here.
The Graphic Medicine podcast episodes that will arise from the 2014 conference at Johns Hopkins will be posted in video form on YouTube. In preparation, I (MK) have created a Graphic Medicine playlist. Already on the channel are some existing and new “intro to Graphic Medicine” videos. First up is Michael Green & myself presenting at Mayo Clinic’s TRANSFORM conference last year. Next up is Lydia Gregg introducing comics and medicine for Johns Hopkins. Behind Lydia is the comic she created to summarize the 2014 conference. Lydia is followed by Dana Walrath’s TEDx talk describing her “Aliceheimers” project and how… 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.
In September, MK Czerwiec and Michael Green were invited to participate in Transform 2013 at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. Their Graphic Medicine main stage talk is now available online. The talk is followed by a Q&A with conference moderator John Hockenberry.
guest post by Michael Green Comics are beginning to have a real world impact on the training of physicians. When I first started to teach comics to medical students, I dreamed that some day, a physician would pull out a comic during clinical rounds to make an important teaching point to his or her trainees. It seems that’s actually taking place now. A former medical student of mine who is now doing a residency in Anesthesiology just shared the following experience: I just wanted to tell you a cool story about the great impact your work is having. I was… Read More
Two new pieces that feature Michael Green’s work at Penn State Hershey. First, a blog post from his class’s visiting comic artist, JT Waldman. Dr. Michael Green, the svelte bespectacled professor who invites me each year to his class at Penn State College of Medicine, greets me along the train tracks as he normally does. Michael has had me guest teach his Graphic Storytelling & Medical Narratives course for the last few years. We met back in 2009, when I did some workshops at his local community center. Since then, Dr. Green has tasked me to help his students develop their… Read More
Comic Strips Carry Serious Messages for Medical Students
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
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 wonderful panel, moderated by Michael Green, presents the creators of three unique and insightful graphic pathographies. Jenny Lin is a visual artist based in Montreal. She has created experimental narrative-based works in the formats of 2-D print, artist books, video and site-specific installation. She recently worked as a medical illustrator at McGill University and she currently teaches at Concordia University in the Print Media program. www.jenny-lin.ca. She writes of her presentation, In my presentation, Skinny… Read More