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
Katie Salmon reviews Efectos Secundarios: 19 Historietas del COVID (2021), copublished by Astiberri and la Fundación Cultura en Vena. Efectos secundarios (Side Effects) (2021) comprises nineteen graphic narratives from 2020 about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Graphic medicine provides insight into the complex issues around health, society and relationships. The ‘Haunting Our Bodies’ workshop as part of the Being Human Festival, led by Chase Ledin and Garry MacLaughlin, allowed participants to explore this and have a go at creating their own artwork.
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, artist and illustrator Nina Eide Holtan and poet and writer Marte Huke reflect on their experiences creating and curating an exhibition on anxiety disorders with a multi-disciplinary team. At Curating Health:
Kimiko Tobimatsu shares her experience navigating breast cancer as a young, queer, mixed-race woman, explored in her forthcoming graphic memoir Kimiko Does Cancer. This article is based on a presentation delivered at the Curating
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
Lisa Diedrich shares an extract from her recent keynote address “Graphic Analysis: on drawing illness and care as queer in graphic narratives” at Curating Health: Graphic Medicine and Visual Representations of Illness (Stockholm, December 2018).
Polyphony editors Katrina Longhurst and Fiona Johnstone share their reactions to the conference Curating Health: Graphic Medicine and Visual Representations of Illness (Stockholm, December 2018), organised by the Nordic Network for Gender, Body and
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