Next Up Visiting Artist: Dana Walrath
A writer, artist and anthropologist, Dana Walrath, likes to cross borders and disciplines with her work. After years of using stories to teach medical students at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, she turned to writing her own. Her award winning verse novel, Like Water on Stone, was completed during the year she spent as a Fulbright Scholar in Armenia. Her graphic memoir series, Aliceheimer’s has brought her throughout North America and Eurasia to speak about the role of comics in healing including talks at TEDx Battenkill and TEDx Yerevan. Her recent essays have appeared in Slate and Foreign Policy.
Tags: Aliceheimer's, Dana Walrath, Graphic Medicine
The Boston Globe Story on CCS Cartoonist Veteran Project
Click here to read the Globe story:
“Comic book artists draw on veterans’ experiences in a new anthology”
-James Sullivan, The Boston Globe
When I Returned is a Cartoonist and Veteran Project made in collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies and The VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont.
Tags: Applied Cartooning, cartoonist, Graphic Medicine, Vets
War Stories, Illustrated: Cartoonists and Veterans Collaborate on New Anthology
CCS student Kelly Swann’s
field sketch of Kevin Willey
NHPR on The Cartoonists Veteran Project: A Powerful Account of a Veteran
Listen to New Hampshire Public Radio on The Center for Cartoon Studies collaboration with the VA Medical Center. This past year students and faculty from The Center for Cartooning Studies (CCS) invited veterans and their families to learn about cartooning and share their stories with the intention of turning those stories into comics.
The cartoonist veteran project is funded in part with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.
Tags: Applied Cartooning, Cartoon Studies, CCS, Comics, Graphic Medicine, illustrated stories, Kelly Swann, NEA, NHPR, PTSD, VA Medical Center, Veteran, Veteran's Project
Next Up: R. Sikoryak and Kriota Willberg
R. Sikoryak is best known for his collection Masterpiece Comics. He was formerly an associate editor and contributor to RAW, the groundbreaking 1980s comic
anthology. He’s drawn for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Onion, Nickelodeon, The New Yorker, and other media titans. Sikoryak is also known for his “Carousel” series of multimedia comics slideshows, featuring cartoonists like Lauren Weinstein, Michael Kupperman, Jason Little, and himself, which have been presented in various venues in the United States and Canada.
Kriota Willberg writes, draws, needlepoints, and performs about body-oriented sciences. She teaches anatomy, pathology, drawing, and massage in a variety of colleges and studios around the country. Her blog, The Cinematologist examines medical themes through the lens of Hollywood films. Willberg/Dura Mater dance and film projects include the feature film, The Bentfootes and the short Sunscreen Serenade. Kriota has studied stage combat and worked as a researcher for a Hollywood screenwriter.
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooninst, Graphic Medicine, Jon Stewart, Kriota Willberg, Masterpiece Comics, New Yorker, Nickelodeon, R. Sikoryak, RAW, The Daily Show, The Onion, Vermont, Visiting Artist
Comics & Medicine Conference: From Private Lives to Public Health
|June 26, 2014||to||June 28, 2014|
The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder James Sturm will be speaking at the upcoming Comics & Medicine Conference: From Private Lives to Public Health. Sturm will present on Applied Cartooning: The Cartoonist Veteran Sessions and deliver a workshop on strategies and exercises for using comics in a therapeutic setting. For a complete conference schedule, click here.
The conference takes place June 26-28, at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information: graphicmedicine.org
Tags: Applied Cartooning, Art Therapy, Cartoonist Veteran Project, Comics & Medicine, Graphic Medicine, James Sturm, Public Health