An anthology of comics, edited by Shelley L. Wall, PhD, Josh Feder, MD, Jillian Horton, MD, and Allan Peterkin, MD. Are you in pre-med studies, medical school, or medical residency anywhere in the world? Are you a medical doctor with vivid recollections of your past medical training? Have you witnessed the medical training process as a family member or as another healthcare professional? We are seeking comics about your current and/or past experiences for an anthology. The arts provide a powerful means to represent the intense and complex process of becoming a doctor. The medium of comics, with its combination of image and text and its rich vocabulary of narrative… Read More
Shelley Wall is an artist and illustrator, and a professor of biomedical communications University of Toronto medical school. She is also the on-the-ground organizer of the 2012 Comics & Medicine conference, which will take place in less than a month! In this conversation with MK, Shelley talks about how her degree in literature, medicine, illustration, and comics came together in her career. She also discusses what she’s excited about for the upcoming conference. It’s become dramatically clear that the Graphic Medicine Podcast needs a theme song, so I’m asking our listeners for submissions and suggestions! Email me directly, firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
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 doctor of medicine and comics creator under the pseudonym Thom Ferrier. He coined the term Graphic Medicine and set up the website to serve as a resource on the convergence of comics and medicine. Simon Moreton is doctor of human geography and comics creator under the name Smoo. He also established the better, drawn site which features,“Comics drawn by people with experience of living with long-term mental and physical illnesses.” Together they spoke to Shelley… Read More