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Thursday, June 15
 

10:30am

Hillary Chute on Queer Representation, Healthcare Access, and Comics
Located in the Simpson Center Rooms 202/204, part of the Communications Building (CMU) on the University of Washington Campus.

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Thursday June 15, 2017 10:30am - 1:30pm
University of Washington Communications Building 4109 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA

3:30pm

Opening Reception
Opening reception with beverages and hors d'oeuvres located on the Main Auditorium on the first floor level. Enter from the 4th Avenue entrance. 

Thursday June 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

4:30pm

Conference Welcome: "Comics and Medicine: Access Points"
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avatar for Mita Mahato

Mita Mahato

Associate Professor of English, University of Puget Sound
Mita Mahato’s cut paper art and comics explore the transformative capacities of found and handmade paper using layered shapes, textures, and colors that together build multivalent images and stories. Her recent cut paper comic “Sea” was recognized by Cartoonists NW as 2015... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

4:30pm

Opening Lecture: "Social Ills: Graphic Medicine Beyond the Clinic"
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avatar for Jared Gardner

Jared Gardner

Professor, Ohio State University
I teach comics, American lit, and popular culture at Ohio State. I have written and edited a few books, including PROJECTIONS: COMICS AND THE HISTORY OF 21st-CENTURY STORYTELLING. I am also editor of INKS: THE JOURNAL OF THE COMICS STUDIES SOCIETY. I am currently working on a boo... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

4:30pm

Opening Query: "Comics and Medicine - What Does the Literature Say?"
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Noe

Matthew Noe

Library Fellow/Graphic Medicine Specialist, University of Massachusetts/ NNLMNER


Thursday June 15, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

5:15pm

Screening: Casting Shadows
CASTING SHADOWS is a 19 minute video of comics that explore disability culture and the human experience. Projections of hand drawn comics and original soundscapes envelop the viewer in a wash of story. CASTING SHADOWS is a cultural conversation that considers themes of animal-human interdependence, aging and connection, family, the role of assistive technology, and homeCASTING SHADOWS has received support from Art Matters the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the Jack Straw Foundation and the University of Washington Harlan Hahn Award.

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Thursday June 15, 2017 5:15pm - 5:40pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

5:40pm

DRAW! Graphic Note-taking

Thursday June 15, 2017 5:40pm - 5:55pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA
 
Friday, June 16
 

8:30am

Coffee, Tea, and Baked Goods
Main Auditorium, first floor

Friday June 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

9:00am

Keynote: "Comics and Psychic States: Access, Interiority, Circulation"
Hillary Chute is the author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics (Columbia University Press, 2010), Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists (University of Chicago Press, 2014), and Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form (Harvard University Press, 2016). She has also co-edited two journal special issues: Mfs: Modern Fiction Studies on "Graphic Narrative" (2006) and Critical Inquiry on "Comics & Media" (2014), and she is Associate Editor of Art Spiegelman's MetaMaus (Pantheon, 2011).  

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Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

10:00am

Break
Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:20am
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

10:20am

Session 1B: Graphic Pathogeographies
Location: Meeting Room 1, 4th floor

“Accessing Land-Based Health with Indigenous Graphic Narratives”Juliet McMullin (University of California Riverside)

“Up and Down the Here and There: What a Nepali Comic Still Teaches Us about Health Care Access in Remote Areas” Stacy Leigh Pigg (Simon Fraser University)

“The Invisible War: Scaling a Graphic PathoGeography” Susan M. Squier (Penn State University)

“Fractured Selves, Structured Selves: Depression, Dysmorphia, and Dissociation in Graphic Memoir” Lars Stoltzfus-Brown (Penn State University)

“Graphic Narratives and Nomadic Subjectivities” Ebru Ustundag (Brock University) & Courtney Donovan (San Francisco State University)



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Speakers
avatar for Lars Stoltzfus-Brown

Lars Stoltzfus-Brown

Doctoral Candidate, Penn State University
I'm a doctoral candidate in Mass Communications studying the interaction of media and meaning-making with a dual focus on feminist political economy of comics and separatist communities and media usage. They/them pronouns.


Friday June 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:50am
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

10:20am

Session 1C: "Looking Closer, Visualizing Hidden Lives" Lightning Talks

Meeting Room 2 (4th floor)

“The Boon Docs: The Comic Side of Small Town Medicine” Caroline Shooner

“‘The Hotel’ — A Colon Cancer Comic” Pat Guizzetti

“Accessible Form, Inaccessible Content: Considering When I Returned: A Cartoonist and Veteran’s Project” Davida Pines

“Drawing the Everyday Lives of Nursing Home Residents” Susan MacLeod (MacLeod Allen Creative Services)

“Senior Time (a comic story reading)” Kelly Froh (Short Run Seattle)

“Grieving through Drawing” Sharon Rosenzweig

“Eulogy for Dad: Accessing Loss and Sharing a Life through Comics” R Amerisa Waters (The Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch)


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avatar for Sharon Rosenzweig

Sharon Rosenzweig

Cartoonist with four short story comics about creative caregiving published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Currently making daily drawings based on Lynda Barry's spirals as a way of moving through loss and opening new space for storytelling. Interests include drawing, graph... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Shooner

Caroline Shooner

Rural Family Medicine, Xaayda Gwaay Ngaaysdll Naay / Haida Gwaii Hospital & Health Centre
Small town medicine has its rewards... and its challenges. It helps to cultivate a sense of humour. Over the past few years, drawing cartoons has become one of my favourite modes of expression and reflection, providing new ways to connect with my patients and colleagues.
avatar for R. Amerisa Waters

R. Amerisa Waters

Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch


Friday June 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:50am
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

10:20am

Session 1D: Healthcare Acces/Healthcare Barriers

Main Auditorium (1st floor)

“How to save a life: A graphic novella for Chinese speakers” Hendrika Meischke, PhD (University of Washington)

"Covering healthcare in crisis: Comics journalism from a pop-up clinic” Meredith Li-Vollmer (Public Health - Seattle and King County)

“The Experience of Disability: A Patient’s Perspective Through Historical Comics” Amy Wagner, PT, DPT, GCS (University of the Incarnate Word)

“Basketball and Biobanks: Comic Book Assent through Narrative and Metaphor” Leah Eisenberg, JD, MA (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences), Alex Thomas, MD (Booster Shot Comics), & Gary Ashwal, MA (Booster Shot Comics)


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avatar for Gary Ashwal

Gary Ashwal

Co-Founder, Booster Shot Comics
Booster Shot educates people of all ages about complex health topics using creative visuals, original characters, and multimedia storytelling.


Friday June 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:50am
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

11:50am

LUNCH
Please see the printed program map for options.

Friday June 16, 2017 11:50am - 1:20pm
on your own

1:20pm

Session 2A:"Purposeful Play: Visual Journaling Materials & Techniques" Workshop

Meeting Room 6 (4th floor)

Unlock your creative capacities through visual journaling. In this fun, productive workshop, we will play with several materials and methods that enhance your ability to brainstorm and to map ideas in a low-stakes writing and drawing environment.

Maureen Burdock has been creating visual journals for four decades, and is currently drawing on these archives to create a graphic dissertation at UC Davis, where she is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies. She is the author of Feminist Fables for the Twenty-First Century: The F Word Product, published by McFarland Books in 2015.


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Friday June 16, 2017 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

1:20pm

Session 2B: Embodied Texts

“Seeing Deafness: Representing an Invisible Disability through the Visual Rhetoric of Comics” Jenny Blenk (Portland State University)

“Movement, Materiality and Embodiment in a Graphic Memoir about Mobility Loss” Katja Herges (University of California, Davis)

“Unpacking Building Stories at home and in the classroom” Lisa Diedrich (Stony Brook University)

“MULTI-SENSORY ART: CASTING SHADOWS, comics, video, sound and space” E.T. Russian (The HAND, University of Washington Medical Center)


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avatar for Katja Herges

Katja Herges

PhD Candidate in German, University of California, Davis
I am a physician, neuroscientist, medical humanities scholar. My dissertation analyzes diverse media of contemporary German life writing about illness and their potential to transform concepts of disease and body in Western culture and healthcare. I'm new to the field of graphi... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

1:20pm

Session 2C: Access and Eldercare

Meeting Room 2 (4th floor)

“Comics with Elders: Life Review and Storytelling” Katharine Houpt, MAAT, ATR, LCPC & Quinn Rivenburgh, MAAT (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Therapy and Counseling Program)

“Designing for Accessibility: The Role of Comic Art and Plain Language in Planning Guides for Patients with Dementia” Shari Lambert, BFA (RTI International)

“Parables of Care: Instrumentality, Utility, and Aesthetics in Devising a Comic for Dementia Caregivers” Dr. Peter Wilkins (Research and Innovation Coordinator, Douglas College), Dr. Ernesto Priego (Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design, City, University of London), Dr Simon Grennan (Research Fellow in Fine Art, University of Chester)

“Vanishing Memories: Alzheimer’s Disease in Paco Roca’s Arrugas and Miguelanxo Prado’s Ardalén” Esther Claudio Moreno (University of California, Los Angeles)


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Shari Lambert

Creative Services Manager, Graphic Design, RTI International
Shari Lambert is a graphic designer and illustrator currently serving as Graphic Design Manager in the in-house Creative Services group at RTI International. RTI is a nonprofit research institute headquartered in the United States that conducts research for government and commerc... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

1:20pm

Session 2D: Giving Voice to Displaced People, Communities, and Cultures Through Comics

Main Auditorium (1st floor)

“Multi-lingual comics fighting infectious disease: Incorporating community feedback” David Lasky & Nikki Eller, MPH (Public Health – Seattle & King County)

“Care and Vulnerability in the Co-Design of Graphic Narrative Interventions for Refugee Mental Wellness” Brian Goldfarb (Associate Professor of Communication, University of California, San Diego); Riley Taitingfong (PhD Student, University of California, San Diego)

“Zombies and Refugees: the Politics of Educational Comics” Beth Hewitt (The Ohio State University)

“Transmuting Transgenerational Trauma: Comics, Re-humanization, and Kinship across Genocides” Dana Walrath (University of Vermont)


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avatar for Nikki Eller

Nikki Eller

Student, University of Washington
I just finished my Master of Public Health in Health Services last week! The project I'm presenting here was one I worked on at Public Health -- Seattle & King County for a summer internship. I am interested in health behaviors, and wrote my thesis on vaccine hesitancy. I current... Read More →
avatar for Brian Goldfarb

Brian Goldfarb

Associate Professor of Communication, University of California, San Diego
Brian Goldfarb is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. His research and creative production focus on visual/digital culture, disability and education. His book, Visual Pedagogy, considers media technologies used advance models of pedago... Read More →
avatar for Riley Taitingfong

Riley Taitingfong

PhD Student in Communication, University of California, San Diego
Riley Taitingfong is a third year PhD student in Communication at UCSD. Her work is centered primarily around minority health and health technologies. In particular she is interested in working collaboratively with indigenous communities to coproduce new health-related media and... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

2:50pm

Break
Friday June 16, 2017 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

3:10pm

Session 3A: "Healthcare Comics" Workshop

Meeting Room 6 (4th Floor)

In this workshop, you’ll make your own one-page comic that highlights a medical experience that affected you as a patient, caregiver, or medical professional. This workshop will help you tell your story, which can be a path towards personal catharsis, helping others understand a condition, or showing a new perspective on a healthcare experience.

Eroyn Franklin is a comics artist, illustrator, and arts educator who has created several minicomics and 2 graphic novels, including Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory, and Detained, which is in a permanent Wing Luke Museum exhibit at Seattle’s former INS building. Eroyn’s comics are listed in The Best American Comics: Notable Comics of 2013 and 2014 and has recently exhibited work in New York City; Bochum, Germany; Havana, Cuba; and The Museum of art at Washington State University. She is the Creative Director of Short Run Seattle. 


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Friday June 16, 2017 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

3:10pm

Session 3B: Comics and Life After War

Meeting Room 1 (4th Floor)

“When I Returned: The Role of Advocacy Cartooning in Creating Awareness and Strengthening Community Ties” J.D. Lunt

“Representing Trauma: Garry Trudeau’s Unique Contribution to Public Perceptions of the Plight of Iraqi War Veterans” Linda Raphael, PhD (George Washington University School of Medicine)

“Veteran Engagement in VA Research: A Comic Perspective” Sarah Ono (VA Portland Health Care System), Kara A. Zamora (San Francisco VA Health Care System)and Tyler Thompson (project illustrator)

“Uniform Access: Lived-Experience Graphic Novels as Vectors to Spread Post-Traumatic Growth to American Veterans.” Jeanine “Jinx” Ashforth


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avatar for Linda Raphael

Linda Raphael

Professor/Dierctor of Medical Humanities, George Washington University
The first time I presented on teaching comics and medicine was at the inaugural Graphic Medicine Conference in London, 2010. Not only did I meet the terrific gang who have become mainstays of the Graphic Medicine community, but learned about texts I did not know, and began to dev... Read More →
avatar for Kara Zamora

Kara Zamora

Research Anthropologist, Veterans Health Administration


Friday June 16, 2017 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

3:10pm

Session 3C: Graphic Medicine and Art Therapy

Meeting Room 2 (4th Floor)

“Creative Writing with Hospital Patients: Using Comics and Other Visual Forms to Give Voice” Sierra Nelson (Seattle Arts & Lecturesʼ Writers in the Schools (WITS) Program)

“Collaboration in Health Communication: Memphis College of Art and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital” Michele Noiset & Esther Bendit Saltzman (Memphis College of Art)

“Who’s drawing this comic memoir; me or my unconscious?” Neil Phillips 

“Panel by Panel: Comics as Art Therapy with Veterans” Rumi Clinton


Moderators
avatar for Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Editor, Graphic Medicine
Ian Williams named the area of study called Graphic Medicine, founding the Graphic Medicine website in 2007, which he currently edits with MK Czerwiec. He is a comics artist, writer and physician, based in Brighton. His graphic novel, The Bad Doctor, was published in the UK by My... Read More →

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avatar for Sierra Nelson

Sierra Nelson

Teaching Artist, Seattle Arts & Lectures\\\' Writers in the Schools Program at Seattle Children\\\'s Hospital
Sierra Nelson is a Seattle-based poet and text-based performance and installation artist. For the past nine years she has been working as a teaching artist at Seattle Children’s Hospital through Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools (WITS) Program, mentoring critica... Read More →
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Esther Bendit Saltzman

Adjunct Faculty, PhD Candidate, Memphis College of Art, University of Memphis
Esther Saltzman is adjunct faculty at the Memphis College of Art and a PhD candidate in Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Memphis. A former RN, she recently co-edited, with Stephen Tabachnick, Drawn from the Classics: Graphic Adaptations of Literary Works and has... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

3:10pm

Session 3D: "The Process of Comics: Reflection, Identity, Access" Lightning Talks

Main Auditorium (1st floor)

“The Unthought Drawn: Mark-Making as a Reflective Practice in Healthcare” Shelley Wall, CMI, AOCAD, MScBMC, PhD (University of Toronto)

“Queer in Common Country: A comic about cancer and queerness” Kara Sievewright

“The Power of Illustration: Empathy and Representation” Emma Rust (Whitman College)

“Menstrupedia: Comics & Sex Education” Cindy Butor

“Accessing the Inaccessible through Therapeutic Process Cartooning” Kurt Shaffert (Center for Cartoon Studies)

“Relearning Medicine at The PurpLE Clinic” Anita Ravi (Institute for Family Health—PurpLE Clinic)

“Grab Back: Comics Stories about Sexual Assault” Erma Blood


Moderators
avatar for R. Amerisa Waters

R. Amerisa Waters

Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch

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avatar for Erma Blood

Erma Blood

Erma Blood is a cartoonist, activist, and sexual assault survivor living in Seattle. She cut her teeth on Riot Grrrl and sharpened her edge in academia. In response to the 2016 election, Erma started the Grab Back Comics Blog and edited a companion comics anthology that feature... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Wall

Shelley Wall

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto


Friday June 16, 2017 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

4:40pm

BREAK
Friday June 16, 2017 4:40pm - 5:00pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

5:00pm

Keynote: "Drawing the Inside Out"

Georgia Webber is a comics artist, craniosacral therapist, meditation facilitator, and radio producer living in the cities of Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. Her most notable comics series, Dumb, chronicles her severe vocal injury and ongoing (sometimes silent) recovery.


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Friday June 16, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

6:00pm

After Party

Join us at FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE AND GALLERY for hotdogs, chips, veggie options, and beer—plus a signing with Seattle artist Tatiana Gill! To get there, please head to the bus tunnel (3rd and Seneca) and take the 124 bus (on the ANGLE LAKE side of the tunnel). If you purchased an ORCA card, you may use it on the bus. Otherwise, the fare is $2.50. Your stop is Airport Way S. and S. Doris St. and will take about 20 minutes. You’ll see Fantagraphics just past the crocodile/man statue (1201 S. Vale St, Seattle, WA 98108). See the printed program map for more details.

**Please note that the bookstore is a small space; we’re hoping for good weather so we can gather on the sidewalk outside.

Hope to see you there!


Friday June 16, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1201 S. Vale Street, Seattle, WA 98108
 
Saturday, June 17
 

8:30am

Coffee, Tea, and Baked Goods
Main Auditorium, first floor

Saturday June 17, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

9:00am

Session 4A: "Drawing How the Brain Experiences Trauma" Workshop

What gets “stuck” in the brain when trauma happens? Participants will experiment with how the creative process can transform trauma experiences and move individuals to a place of healing.

Rebecca Bloom is a board-certified Art Therapist based in Seattle. She received her training in clinical art therapy at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, graduating with a Masters Degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development.


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Saturday June 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

9:00am

Session 4B: Intersections and Interlocutors

Meeting Room 1 (4th Floor)

“Webcomics Building Communities: Depression and Visibility in Hyperbole and a Half” Leah Misemer, PhD (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

“Johnny Legs and the Biblical Piñata of Locusts: John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown as Graphic Pathography” Dr. Theresa N. Rojas

“The Top Surgery Caregivers Support Zine: A Resource for Transmasculine and Gender-nonconforming People and Their Caregivers” Quinn Rivenburgh, MAAT (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

“Progress talk: 'The Lady Doctor’” Ian Williams


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avatar for Leah Misemer

Leah Misemer

Summer Writing Center Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Leah Misemer earned her PhD in English Literature from University of Wisconsin-Madison (2016) where she currently serves as Writing Center Director. Her research explores how serial comics form counterpublics of marginalized readers, particularly women, queer folks, and those wh... Read More →
avatar for Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Editor, Graphic Medicine
Ian Williams named the area of study called Graphic Medicine, founding the Graphic Medicine website in 2007, which he currently edits with MK Czerwiec. He is a comics artist, writer and physician, based in Brighton. His graphic novel, The Bad Doctor, was published in the UK by My... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

9:00am

Session 4C: "Comics as Teaching and Learning" Lightning Talks

Meeting Room 2 (4th Floor)

“Bridging the Gap: Comics as Tools for Global Health” Kaia Chessen (University of Toronto)

“Mental health education for kids via comics” Raquel Rebollo

“Carrot Swords: Kids as heroes in the fight against obesity ” May May Leung (Hunter College School of Urban Public Health), Katrina F. Mateo (City University of

New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy), Sarah Weindorf (Hunter College School of Urban Public Health), & Sandra Verdaguer (City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy)

“Critical Space: An Interdisciplinary, International Collaborative Comic” Charlotte A. Wu, MD, Kimberly R. Myers MA, PhD, & Molly Osborne MD, PhD

“Work in Progress: ‘Shift Report’ - Nurses and Spaces” Eli Bishop

“‘I’m staying in the hospital, what should I do now?’: A graphic guide to educate and empower hospitalized patients” Brian Callender, MD (University of Chicago Medical Center and Pritzker School of Medicine

“The Adventures of Little Brain: Communicating with Comics After Brain Injury” B. Erin Cole


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avatar for Shelley Wall

Shelley Wall

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto

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avatar for B. Erin Cole

B. Erin Cole

A historian, museum professional, comics artist, and brain injury survivor.
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Kimberly Myers

Director of first-year Medical Humanities course; Director of Competency-Based Assessment and Reflective Learning, Penn State College of Medicine


Saturday June 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

9:00am

Session 4D: Comics and Health Literacy

Microsoft Auditorium (1st floor)

“Comic Books for Kids by Kids: Use of comics to promote health information literacy and provide health education for medically underserved communities” Deborah Stier Carson, PharmD (Associate Program Director for Education [Ret.]), Angelica E. Christie, MEd (Director of Health Careers Program), & Paula M. Jones, MBA (Health Careers Program Coordinator) all with South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium

“Comics in the Stacks: Building Graphic Medicine in an Academic Medical Library from the Ground Up” Matthew N. Noe

“Comics and Graphic Novels in a Women’s Residential Drug Treatment Center Library” Roxanna Palmer, MLIS (Hillsborough Community College), Denise Shereff, MLIS, AHIP (University of South Florida), & Peter Cannon, MLIS (University of South Florida)

“‘Read My Lips’: Imagined Communicability and the Visual Codification of Medical Knowledge in Black Hole and ACT UP Postermaking” Rachel R. Miller


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avatar for Deborah Stier Carson

Deborah Stier Carson

South Carolina AHEC/MUSC
Dr. Deborah Stier Carson is the recently retired Associate Program Director for Education, South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium. She first joined SC AHEC in October 2003, as the Program Manager on a HRSA grant for the training of community health care professionals in... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Noe

Matthew Noe

Library Fellow/Graphic Medicine Specialist, University of Massachusetts/ NNLMNER



Saturday June 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

10:30am

BREAK
Saturday June 17, 2017 10:30am - 10:45am
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

10:45am

Session 5A: "Peripatetic Lines: On Reading (and 'Writing') Wordless Workshop

Meeting Room 6 (4th floor) 

The intent of this workshop is to introduce the skill of ‘reading images’ without language as a crutch. I will present two graphic narratives: “The Quickening”, (an illness narrative about the inheritance of depression) and a second visual narrative with more complex themes and storyline, both wordless. Participants will ‘read’ both and write their interpretations down, which we will then share and compare, discussing what does and doesn’t work (relative to the initial goals of the narratives), how visual stories differ from text narratives in terms of reading experience, and how visual metaphor can open up a story to create more universal significance to audiences.

stef lenk is interested in the practical application of academic research into graphic novels and illness narratives. She is an illustrator of picture stories and also works as a researcher for the PathoGraphics project at the Freie University in Berlin.


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avatar for Stef Lenk

Stef Lenk

PhD (to be), Freie Universität Berlin
stef lenk is a ‘writer/drawer' of wordless comics and is interested in the practical application of academic research into graphic novels and illness narratives | | She is presently a researcher with the PathoGraphics project, based at the Freie University in Berlin. She... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

10:45am

Session 5B: Comics and Medical Education

Meeting Room 1 (4th Floor)

“What Comics Can Teach Us About the Culture of Medicine and the Treatment of Medical Students” Dr. Michael Green (Penn State College of Medicine)

“Graphic Medicine for Medical Education: Evidence-based design and pedagogy” Dr. Aaron Humphrey (University of Adelaide) & Dr. Kimberly Humphrey (Royal Adelaide Hospital)

“The ‘Power of Empathy’ in Japanese Medical Manga Narratives” Kotaro NAKAGAKI (Daito Bunka University, Japan)

“Graphic Medicine meets Graphic Justice: Using Comics to Explore and Teach Health Care Law & Medical Ethics” Dan Bustillos, JD, PhD


Moderators
avatar for Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Editor, Graphic Medicine
Ian Williams named the area of study called Graphic Medicine, founding the Graphic Medicine website in 2007, which he currently edits with MK Czerwiec. He is a comics artist, writer and physician, based in Brighton. His graphic novel, The Bad Doctor, was published in the UK by My... Read More →

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avatar for Dan Bustillos

Dan Bustillos

Assistant Professor, U of Washington | Bothell


Saturday June 17, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

10:45am

Session 5C: Shifting Power, Shifting Genre: Representations of Repressed Agency

Meeting Room 2 (4th Floor)

“‘It Can Be Hard to Tell From the Inside’: Bipolar Disorder and Bioethics in Ellen Forney's Marbles” Miriam Gonzales (The Pennsylvania State University)

“‘I am Hope’: Facing the Spread of Contagion and Finding Power in Community Care” Kelly McKisson (Portland State University)

“Drawing to Live: Katie Green's Lighter Than My Shadow and the Grammar of Traumatic Memory” Aaren Pastor (The Pennsylvania State University)


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Aaren Pastor

Pennsylvania State University


Saturday June 17, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

10:45am

Session 5D: "Comics as Access: Learning Graphic Medicine" Lightning Talks

Main Auditorium (1st floor)

“Accessibility through Information Organization: Building a Graphic Medicine Database” Alice Jaggers, MSLS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library)

“Comic Creation as an Innovative Library Role: Process, Resources, Publishing (and What About Peer Review?)” Patricia Anderson, Elise Wescom, Kai Donovan, & Ruth Carlos (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

“Webcomics as Vehicles for Both the Readers and Artists to Explore Disability” Kate Deibel (University of Washington Libraries)

“Adaptive Activism: Teaching Graphic Medicine as Disability Studies” Ann Fox (Davidson College)

“Fall Risk: excerpts from a graphic narrative about learning how to navigate life with disability and PTSD” Inés Ixerdia

“Blindness, Cartooning, and the Institutional Ableism of ‘Empathy Exercises’” M. Sabine Rear

“Flexible Bodies, Cartooning Idiom and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome” Rachel Kunert-Graf, PhD (Shoreline Community College)


Moderators
EB

Esther Bendit Saltzman

Adjunct Faculty, PhD Candidate, Memphis College of Art, University of Memphis
Esther Saltzman is adjunct faculty at the Memphis College of Art and a PhD candidate in Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Memphis. A former RN, she recently co-edited, with Stephen Tabachnick, Drawn from the Classics: Graphic Adaptations of Literary Works and has... Read More →

Speakers
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Ann Fox

Professor of English, Davidson College
I'm a professor of English at Davidson College in Davidson, NC. I've been a longtime disability studies scholar who writes about the representation of disability in drama, art, and visual media. I've also curated three exhibitions on disability and art. | | I'm relatively n... Read More →
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Alice Jaggers

Instructor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
I am a librarian with a special interest in graphic medicine. I have started a graphic medicine collection at my academic library. I have also been working on a database to search for graphic medicine titles that will be open to everyone. Come talk to me!
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M. Sabine Rear

Cartoonist, zine-maker and the cute blind lady you gave your seat to on the bus.



Saturday June 17, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

12:15pm

LUNCH
Saturday June 17, 2017 12:15pm - 2:15pm
on your own

12:30pm

Silent Auction Concludes
Saturday June 17, 2017 12:30pm - 12:31pm
TBA

12:30pm

"Comics, Health, and Libraries: Bringing Graphic Medicine to Our Communities"
Registration here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2953612

Meeting Room 2, 4th Floor

Please join MK Czerwiec, Matthew Noe, and Ann Glusker for "Comics, Health, and Libraries: Bringing Graphic Medicine to Our Communities," a special session taking place during the 8th Annual Comics and Medicine Conference. 

This multidisciplinary team will describe the use of comics in healthcare, otherwise known as Graphic Medicine. The interactive workshop will include a brief overview of the field's emergence, will highlight the role that comics can play in librarianship, and will share resources available to librarians through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The workshop will conclude with suggestions for collection development and programming to kickstart Graphic Medicine in your library. 

MK Czerwiec, RN, MA is a nurse who uses comics to help her contemplate the complexities of illness and caregiving. She is a Senior Fellow of the George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy & Media Engagement and Artist-in-Residence at the Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School.  

Matthew Noe, MSLS is a medical librarian interested in health literacy, access to information, and the partnerships between comics and library science. He is currently a Library Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Graphic Medicine Specialist for the NNLM New England Region.

Ann Glusker is a Research & Data Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicines Pacific Northwest Region, based at the University of Washington.  She has been a public health epidemiologist and a librarian at The Seattle Public Library, writes a wellness blog, and has interests in health numeracy and data literacy.

Registration for this event is free, but required. Lunch option available until June 9th for a subsidized charge. You will be able to indicate dietary restrictions later in the registration process. 

Speakers
avatar for MK Czerwiec

MK Czerwiec

Co-manager, GraphicMedicine.org, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MK is a nurse who uses comics to reflect on the complexities of illness and caregiving. She is a Senior Fellow of the George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy & Media Engagement and the artist-in-residence at Northwestern Medical School. Her first graphic memoir is Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Unit 371 (PSU Press, March... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Noe

Matthew Noe

Library Fellow/Graphic Medicine Specialist, University of Massachusetts/ NNLMNER


Saturday June 17, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

12:50pm

Film Screening: "Torrey Pines"
Microsoft Auditorium

Torrey Pines is a stop-motion animated feature film by director Clyde Petersen. Based on a true story, the film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990's. Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen's life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, twelve-year-old Petersen is taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.

Clyde Petersen is a Seattle based artist, working in film, animation, music, installation and fabulous spectacle. He is a member of the transgender and queer communities in Seattle. He travels the world with his punk band Your Heart Breaks and hosts a TV show in a small handmade boat in the Washington Park Arboretum. His work has been featured around the world at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, SXSW, the Henry Art Gallery, the Walker Art Gallery, Portland State University, Western Washington University, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and many more.




Saturday June 17, 2017 12:50pm - 2:15pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

1:50pm

Comics Marketplace SETUP (Vendors only)
4th Floor Meeting Room

Saturday June 17, 2017 1:50pm - 2:15pm
TBA

2:15pm

Keynote: "Psychobabbleography: The Examination of an Absurdly Mentally and Physically Challenging Life"

Main Auditorium (1st floor)

Rupert Kinnard
created the first LGBTQ-identified African American comic strip characters in his groundbreaking series Cathartic Comics. His comics work—including his much anticipated memoir-inprogress LifeCapsule Project—spans all facets of his personal identity, from race, gender, and sexuality to classism, ageism, and disability. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Arts Foundation in 2013.


Moderators
avatar for MK Czerwiec

MK Czerwiec

Co-manager, GraphicMedicine.org, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MK is a nurse who uses comics to reflect on the complexities of illness and caregiving. She is a Senior Fellow of the George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy & Media Engagement and the artist-in-residence at Northwestern Medical School. Her first graphic memoir is Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Unit 371 (PSU Press, March... Read More →

Speakers


Saturday June 17, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

3:15pm

Conference Debrief
Concluding remarks and thank yous by Graphic Medicine Organizing Committee
Local Committee handoff and announcement of 2018 Conference hosts 

Saturday June 17, 2017 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

3:30pm

Pop-up Comics Marketplace

Meeting Room 1 (Fourth Floor)

Graphic Medicine is a genre of comics that shares, investigates, and interrogates health and health-related issues. The marketplace invites comics artists from our Comics and Medicine community who create graphic medicine to display and sell their books to the public. Join us in learning more about what insight individual artists have to offer into our bodies and their contexts through comics.


Saturday June 17, 2017 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

4:00pm

"Love & Trauma: Exploring the Effects of Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder on a Relationship"

Meeting Room 2 (Fourth Floor)

Eroyn Franklin and Tim Miller talk about their collaborative in-progress graphic novel that investigates the relationship between a patient and caregiver who both have bipolar disorder. Their story of a love tested is illustrated to show two differing perspectives, one real and one delusional, during an acute psychotic break and the years of recovery that followed. Q&A moderated by.

Eroyn Franklin is a comics artist, illustrator, and arts educator who has created several minicomics and 2 graphic novels, including Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory, and Detained, which is in a permanent Wing Luke Museum exhibit at Seattle’s former INS building. Eroyn’s comics are listed in The Best American Comics: Notable Comics of 2013 and 2014 and has recently exhibited work in New York City; Bochum, Germany; Havana, Cuba; and The Museum of art at Washington State University. She is the Creative Director of Short Run Seattle.

Tim Miller is an artist and animator who graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, has been in four film festivals, and is a member of Seattle Experimental Animation Team. Tim was a regular contributor to The Intruder comics newspaper and serialized several comics including Oatmeal Tears and Jelly and Toast--which he read to a live soundtrack at Hugo House.



Saturday June 17, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA

7:00pm

Conference Afterparty

Join us at RAYGUN LOUNGE for libations and good cheer. 
http://www.gammaraygamestore.com 

Please note that Raygun has only a limited food menu; if you would like more options, there are many restaurants in the neighborhood for dinner beforehand.




Saturday June 17, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Raygun Lounge 501 E. Pine Street Seattle, WA 98122
 
Sunday, June 18
 

3:00pm

"Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371" Book Launch event
co-sponsored by Short Run Seattle and Elliott Bay Books. MK will read from and discuss her graphic memoir/oral history Taking Turns, Stories from HIV/AIDS Unit 371 http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-07818-2.html 

http://www.elliottbaybook.com

Speakers
avatar for MK Czerwiec

MK Czerwiec

Co-manager, GraphicMedicine.org, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MK is a nurse who uses comics to reflect on the complexities of illness and caregiving. She is a Senior Fellow of the George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy & Media Engagement and the artist-in-residence at Northwestern Medical School. Her first graphic memoir is Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Unit 371 (PSU Press, March... Read More →



Sunday June 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Elliott Bay Books 1521 Tenth Avenue Seattle, WA 98122