Yoshiko Okuyama explores the emerging genre of comics in Japan, tōjisha manga, and discusses how these comics illuminate and humanise the otherwise “faceless” people’s invisible tribulations caused by mental disability. Manga, or Japanese comics, is
Writer and English Professor, Kathleen Venema, explores comic book depictions of the often complex and complicated worlds of ageing, caring and end of life. Over eight panels in Joyce Farmer’s 200-page graphic memoir, Special
Claire Jeantils explores David B.’s Epileptic through the lens of graphic medicine, arguing that care must be taken when using illness comics as teaching tools. In 2010, Ian Williams identified the specificities of illness
Guest author Chase Ledin explores how comic books become a significant platform for HIV/AIDS narratives with the example of Charles Burn’s Black Hole (2005) series. Black nights. Bone-like branches. The stars open from a
In this post, Tony Pickering shares his art reflecting on his father’s dementia. I met Tony at the Curating Health: Graphic Medicine and Visual Representations of Illness conference in Stockholm last December, hosted by the
In this post, Liz Brewster shares material from her recent talk on integrating graphic narratives into medical education at Curating Health: Graphic Medicine and Visual Representations of Illness hosted by Nordic Network Gender, Body
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