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Public Health is a broad set of actions that promote wellness, but a lot of people don’t understand what public health does for us. Can graphic medicine (comics and graphic novels with health, wellness and disease themes) help us better understand public health? Spoiler Alert: the answer is yes! Here are a few examples… Read More »
Held this year in White River Junction, VT at the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) and Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), the 9th Annual Comics in Medicine Conference brought together a mix of creators, medical professionals, librarians and others to discuss how graphic novels are being used by a wide array of professionals and artists… Read More »
September is National Preparedness Month. But why mention that in mid-August? Because I’m happy to announce a brand-new Graphic Medicine Book Club Kit focused on Emergency Preparedness and Recovery just in time to include as part of National Preparedness Month activities. Using Don Brown’s Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, this kit provides a… Read More »
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Learning about a new health topic can be hard. It can feel overwhelming and impersonal. But Graphic Medicine can help. Graphic Medicine is comic books and graphic novels that tell personal stories of health and wellness. The visual format makes the information easier to understand and digest. By reading the author or illustrator’s personal story,… Read More »
This post highlights one of the NNLM NER funding projects during 2018-2019. To learn more about our funding, as well as current and past projects visit https://nnlm.gov/ner/funding/funded. Project Title: Comics and Medicine 2018 Conference Organization: The Center for Cartoon Studies Contact: James Sturm, Director of the Center for Cartoon Studies The Comics and Medicine 2018 Conference seeks… Read More »