In this first of what will be a long series of podcasts arising from the 2013 Comics & Medicine conference, we hear Paul Gravett‘s rundown of Graphic Medicine work that has come to his attention in the past year. His talk is titled, Frames of Mind: Reflections on Medicine in Comics: An Introductory overview of the past, present, and future. Most of the titles he discusses in his talk, and ones recommended by the conference audience, are linked in this earlier blog post. The audio from Paul’s talk begins and ends a bit abruptly, but is intact otherwise. During his talk, he… Read More
Sarah Lightman, Artist, Curator and co-founder of the marvellous Laydeez Do Comics of which Graphic Medicine is so fond, is currently working on a book, The Book of Sarah, for Myriad Editions. In this exerpt, featuring drawings of eggs, deals with Sarah’s feelings about starting a family. As Sarah explained to Paul Gravett in an interview for ArtReview (May 2013): ‘my life has many parallels with my namesake. The whole aspect of uncertainty in relation to parenthood is one of them. My title for my strip published in ArtReview is And God remembered Sarah, from Genesis 21:1, where Sarah finds herself pregnant as God… Read More
Paul Gravett, somewhat jokingly, asked in his keynote in Brighton this AM: “Do we risk a Graphic Medicine comic boom like the zombie boom?” Hadn’t considered it, but sure hope not! Nevertheless, these titles arise from Paul’s keynote this AM, and from the informed and invigorated audience, here are some recent GM titles to be explored: Calling Nurse Abbott Annie Sullivan & The Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert – just won an Eisner award! The Ticking Boy by Damon Herd Admission by Neill Cameron in Off Life magazine (starts on pg. 24 but other great stuff in… Read More
“I put something amusing in every two pages.” – Joyce Farmer “Every exit should be special.” – Paul Gravett The last session from our 2012 Comics & Medicine conference in Toronto presents the magnificent Joyce Farmer in conversation with Paul Gravett. They discuss her long career making comics on medical themes, from “Tits & Clits” to “Abortion Eve” to Special Exits. 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. The featured image for the podcast is a crayoned self-portrait Joyce did during Michael Green and… 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. New Podcast Wednesdays are back! To open the many podcasts that will emerge from the 2012 Toronto Comics & Medicine conference, comics historian, commentator, publisher, and Comica festival organizer Paul Gravett gave the opening keynote to the Toronto Comics & Medicine conference, “Setting the Context: Developments in Graphic Medicine.” Enjoy our new podcast feed. It is not yet available via iTunes, but, fingers crossed, it will be shortly.