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.
Outside the world of underground comix enthusiasts, Joyce Farmer is probably best known for her latest work, Special Exits (Fantagraphics 2010), a memoir (though the names are changed) of her experience caring for her parents during the last few years of their lives. Special Exits is Farmer’s first book-length comic, famously praised by Robert Crumb, but Farmer has been an important figure in comics since the 1970s. I’ll get back to Special Exits in a minute, but first I want to make sure to tell you about her work from the 70s. I wish I’d been more familiar with it… Read More
Gary Ashwal over at Booster Shot Comics presents a “Reading List Before Comics & Medicine.” Great idea, Gary! Looking forward to meeting you and Alex and hearing about your work.
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