Introduction to Graphic Medicine
Comics are not “just for kids”; in fact, they can play a role in the study and delivery of healthcare. In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to the field of graphic medicine, which integrates the medium of comics with topics of health, illness, caregiving, and disability. We will engage in several exercises to explore the many ways drawing and comics can enhance our processing of health-related experiences. This workshop will appeal to health care workers, authors, artists, academics, and fans of comics and medicine alike. Absolutely no prior experience with comics or drawing required!
Preregistration is requested but not necessary.
In addition, everyone is welcome on Thursday, October 10 to attend MK’s 3pm presentation on graphic medicine at the Center for Cartoon Studies, 46 S. Main Street in White River Junction. For more information about the presentation, please visit the Center for Cartoon Studies website https://www.cartoonstudies.org/ closer to the date, or call (802) 295-3319.
MK Czerwiec is the Fall 2019 Applied Cartooning Fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT. She is a nurse who uses comics to reflect on the complexities of illness and caregiving. MK is the creator of the graphic memoir Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 and a co-author of Graphic Medicine Manifesto. She co-manages GraphicMedicine.org, a website and community dedicated to the medium of comics as it intersects with health, illness, and caregiving.