Today’s podcast features a presentation by cartoonist Tyler Page from the 2015 Comics & Medicine conference in Riverside, California in which he describes the ways making comics helped with his ADHD.[audio src="https://www.graphicmedicine.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Episode6.m4a" /]
Tyler Page is working on his first graphic memoir, Raised on Ritalin: A Medicated Memoir. He tells us how making comics helped him manage his ADHD. Keep an eye on your screens because Tyler shared his many slides, and the images are matched up to his talk.
Graphic Medicine News
Penn State University Press announces the release of Peter Dunlop Shohl’s graphic memoir My Degeneration, available now. I’m hoping to interview Peter for an upcoming episode of the podcast, so watch the feed for that.
This Week on What Are You Reading?!
This week’s guest is Dr. Susan Squier (aka The Chicken from the Graphic Medicine Manifesto).
and Rachel’s War, an online comic essay that can be read here.
In discussing Rachel’s War, Susan mentions the work of John Porcellino, specifically Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man and Hospital Suite. She also mentions James Kochalka’s The Cute Manifesto and Anders Nilsen‘s Me the Universe, which you can read online here.
Finally, Susan recommends an article from the Journal of the Medical Humanities by Amelia DeFalco, “Graphic Somatography: Life Writing, Comics, and the Ethics of Care.”
Enjoy the show!
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