In this episode, Susan Squier and MK Czerwiec chat about Graphic Medicine in 2019 and what they look forward to 2020. Links below to what we discuss and much more we didn’t have time to mention but want to highlight.
Here are links to the picks we discuss and more – including a few things to look forward to in 2020.
1. Drawing Power: Women’s Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival: A Comic Anthology (Abrams Comics Art) edited by Diane Noomin, introduction by Roxanne Gay.
2. Lines by Ebony Flowers, in the current New Yorker Cartoon takeover issue.
3. Waves by Ingrid Chabbert (Simon & Schuster)
Books (caveat: due to being an Ignatz judge, frequent deadlines, and travel this year, I am WAAYY behind on my reading of Graphic Medicine released in 2019!)
1. The House by Paco Roca (released in English by Fantagraphics)
2. The Nib Magazine Issue 2 “Family. Support The Nib!
3. My favorite GM-adjacent book this year is WomanWorld by Aminder Dhaliwal. There is a sample page online that involves a doctor visit…
1. Nathan Gray (InkVessel) – “Dying Words Aren’t What I Imagined” (on Spiralbound), and “Cicely Saunders: The Woman Who Changed How We Die” (on Annals)
2. “How Mom Died” Stephen Wishman – (ongoing) on Instagram.
3. Mardou’s Therapy Comics have been so insightful for me. They focus on the personal experience of internal family systems (IFS) therapy, which, as it turns out, is perfectly conducive to comics.
4. Medical librarian and GM Specialist Alice Jaggers’ posts on her blog about how to integrate graphic medicine into your workplace – 5 steps
5. Matthew Noe’s This Week in Graphic Medicine updates continue. I would miss even more than I already do if it were not for these updates. Thanks, Matthew!
1. Drawing Blood exhibit at OSU – Jared Gardner, curator. The link takes you to a terrific write-up by site contributor Kevin Wolf.
2. Meg John Barker’s keynote at the Graphic Medicine conference in Brighton, England. Also, be sure to check out MJ’s podcast with pal Justin. They are packed with super helpful advice on how to mindfully navigate life’s challenges around relationships, sex, identity, and the feelings that accompany life.
3. At dotMD in Galway, Ireland Ian curated a gorgeous Graphic Medicine exhibit.
4. The second Medicina Grafīca Congress in Zaragoza, Spain was breathtaking. There is a blog post about it coming soon!
Graphic Medicine to look forward to in 2020:
Our conference in Toronto in July.
The Awkward Yeti Presents: How I Broke Up With My Colon
I Know You Rider by Leslie Stein (via Alice Jaggers)
The comics world lost three people who were supporters of graphic medicine this past year, Teva Harrison (in April), Tom Spurgeon (in November), and Howard Cruise (in December). We remember them fondly.
Be sure to also check out JAMA’s Best of Graphic Medicine 2019 by Michael Green, Lisa Plotkin, and Matthew Noe: Kid Gloves, Lucy Knisley and Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe.
What were your Graphic Medicine favorites of 2019? What are you looking forward to in 2020? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments on this post.
Happy New Year! Speaking of which, a reminder of one of my other favorites of last year, Katie Green on Self Care.
Support for this podcast comes from Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Humanities, the nation’s oldest Humanities Department within a medical school, pioneers of innovations in medical education since 1967.
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