Graphic medicine is the use of comics to tell personal stories of illness and health.
Graphic medicine communicates the author’s personal experience of illness and health
"...the text and images work together to create meaning that neither convey alone."
Join us for a crossover collaboration between GraphicMedicine.org and the American Library Association Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) #LibcomixOnline initiative: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, comics creators are doing what they do best: capturing the feeling of the moment by drawing it out, panel-by-panel. Comics meant to inform the public appeared long before public health measures were enacted in the U.S. and every day more people turn to comics to chronicle their lives in this endlessly changing moment. Join us to hear from Alice Jaggers and MK Czerwiec, two members of the GraphicMedicine.org team, discussing the emergence of COVID-19 comics and catch up with Beth Barnett and Maria Photinakis, two cartoonists creating COVID-19 diary comics.
Session moderated by Matthew Noe, MSLS (@NoetheMatt), Lead Collection & Knowledge Management Librarian at Harvard Medical School, Countway Library, Part-Time Instructor in Library Science at the University of Kentucky, and Chair, GNCRT Resources & Tool Kits Committee.