Graphic Medicine Conference 2017

June 15, 2017toJune 17, 2017

June 15-17

Coming up in June, Graphic Medicine is hosting the 2017 Comics and Medicine Conference: Access Points. From June 15-17, cartoonists will be swarming the Seattle Public Library Central Branch.

This years theme, Access Points, focuses on the importance of accessibility  in linking comics and health. Comics, because they include both image and text in possibly vast quantities, can reach more diverse audiences.

In addition to a number of The Center for Cartoon Studies alum including J.D. Lunt , and c0-founder James Sturm, attendees will get to hear three keynote speakers: Rupert Kinnard , who created the first LGBTQ African American comic strip characters in Cathartic Comics; Georgia Webber, creator of Dumb about her sever vocal injury and ongoing recovery; and Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women.

Books by the three keynote speakers: Super Queeroes, Dumb, and Graphic Women

If you want to get in on what is bound to be a fascinating look at the role comics can play in health, registration is open now.

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