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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 »
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Hello New England, In light of the buzz around the launch of NLM’s new exhibit, Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn, it seems like a good time to revisit our own Graphic Medicine Initiative here in the NER! Note that the traveling portion of the exhibit will make its way to our region this year, first… Read More »
Each year since 2010, the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) has been a showcase designed to build connections between local artists and a local audience. In addition to exhibiting artists, MICE includes workshops for both children and adults and panel discussions that delve deeper into the nuances of the medium. This year, as part of… Read More »
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Last week I had the great pleasure to travel to Philadelphia to participate on the opening panel for this year’s MEDstudio@JEFF collaboration with Design Philadelphia. The short description of the event is that artist Tom Judd is spending a week creating a mural of 7,500 apples, with each apple representing 100 people, in order to… Read More »