Graphic Medicine Conference
The Graphic Medicine Conference has been an annual gathering across North America and the United Kingdom since 2010. And in 2018, the venue is at The Center for Cartoon Studies!
London, 2010, was hosted at the School of Advanced Study, Institute of English Studies, University of London. The keynote speakers were Paul Gravett (editor of The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics, 2008), Brian Fies (Mom’s Cancer, 2006), and Marc Zaffran.
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Tags: Al Davison, Brian Fies, C Tyler, Carol Tilley, Carol Tyler, Cartoon Studies, Comics and Medicine, Dan Chaon, David B, David Small, Elisabeth El Refaie, Ellen Forney, Georgia Webber, Graphic Medicine, Harvey Pekar, Hillary Chute, James Sturm, Jared Gardner, JD Lunt, Joyce Brabner, Joyce Farmer, Justin Green, Kurt Shaffert, Lynda Barry, Marc Zaffran, Paul Gravette, Phoebe Gloeckner, Rupert Kinnard
Graphic Medicine Conference Call for Papers
Graphic Medicine is an annual conference examining and celebrating the role of comics in the study and delivery of healthcare. The next conference will be held at The Center for Cartoon Studies on August 16–19, 2018. They have an open call for papers.
News! The keynote speakers this year are David Macaulay (The Way Things Work) and Susan Merrill Squier (Brill Professor Emerita at Pennsylvania State University).
They are looking for abstracts that focus on health, medicine, and comics (in any form). For example, using comics for clinical interventions, accessing funding sources, engaging with care communities, working with disability injustice, and more. Previous presentations have included “The Process of Comics: Reflection, Identity, Access” lightning talks and “Drawing How the Brain Experiences Trauma” workshop.
There are a few types of presentations. Lightning talks are short, 5-minute presentations introducing a new, ongoing, or completed work.
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Save the Date! Graphic Medicine Conference to be held at The Center for Cartoon Studies in summer 2018
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Details will be posted here as they become available. To learn more about past conferences, and Graphic Medicine, visit: graphicmedicine.org
The 2017 Comics & Medicine theme was Access Points, and was held in Seattle. Presentations focused on accessibility as a crucial aspect linking comics and health. Comics—a medium broadly characterized as “accessible” because of its ability to reach diverse audiences and to provide a platform for marginalized voices—can make visible and reflect upon the urgent subject of health access. Comics can explore the issue of accessibility in past and current practices of health care and can point to imaginative solutions for extending and expanding health care.
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Graphic Medicine Conference 2017
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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.
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Tags: Cartoon Studies, Comics and Medicine, comics and medicine conference, Georgia Webber, Graphic Medicine, Hillary Chute, Rupert Kinnard
Cartoonist Seeking Stories
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|April 3, 2017|
Join us for two get togethers between cartoonists and women who serve and have served in the military in order to talk and sketch. These are the first few steps towards a new comics anthology.
March 21 at 6 p.m. at the VA Medical Center, Building 44, room 103, and on April 3 at 6 p.m. at The Center for Cartoon Studies, at the 46 S. Main Street building. The gatherings will allow for the veterans and cartoonists to meet one another, make connections, and start sharing their stories and drawing.
For more information, visit: va.gov
Tags: Cartoonist Veteran Project, Graphic Medicine, Vets
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.
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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
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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