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
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.
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. Briefly interrupting the current series of audio from the Toronto conference, this week’s podcast is an excerpt from a conversation I had with Nicola Streeten at Leon’s cafe in King’s Cross rail station. I had the chance to sit down with Nicola during my recent trip to the UK. She discusses her graphic memoir, Billy, Me, & You and the Highly Commended award it received last week from the British Medical Association. She also discusses her academic underpinnings… Read More
Science Tales Darryl Cunningham 2012 Myriad Editions 178 pp ISBN 978-0-9567926-8-6 Hardcover £11.99 Darryl Cunningham, a gentle and thoughtful man of imposing height, does not pull his punches when it comes to giving the spurious claims of homeopaths and chiropractors a sound drubbing. His new book Science Tales seeks, through the application of common sense and good science, to expose and dismiss the ‘lies, scams and hoaxes’ perpetrated by lazy journalists, corrupt corporate spin doctors and peddlers of snake oil. A comic book with a bibliography is a rare thing. Cunningham is admirably erudite and engages in extensive research while… Read More
As part of the Ethics in Performance series at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Dr. Sue Eckstein presented geriatrician and comics artist Muna Al-Jawad, illustrator Nicola Streeten, creator of Billy, Me, and You, and illustrator Nye Wright, creator of Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park. They each discussed their work in Graphic Medicine and the floor was then opened to questions from the audience. This week’s podcast episode contains Muna & Nicola’s presentations. Next week’s episode will be Nye’s presentation and the lively Q&A with all panelists. If you are enjoying the Graphic Medicine podcast, please consider… Read More