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Conference 2011 Comics & Medicine: The Sequential Art of Illness

The conference was a great success, with over 90 delegates attending for 2 days in Northwestern University, Chicago.

Go to Conference Website

My BMJ blog report

New York Times Article 17/6/2011

Publisher's Weekly article

Brian Fies blog

MK's blog

John Porcellino's blog

John Swogger's blog

Sarah Leavitt's blog

Michael Green's Photographs

Science Blogs.com

Metrokitty's write-up

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Scott McCloud is a cartoonist, teacher, lecturer, and the author of Understanding Comics (1993), Reinventing Comics (2000) and Making Comics (2006), which analyze the unique storytelling techniques of the comics medium and ponder its potential, particularly in the digital age.

Phoebe Gloeckner is the author of The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures (2002) and A Child’s Life and Other Stories (1998). She began her career as a medical illustrator and underground cartoonist, and is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design.

David Small is an author and illustrator whose graphic memoir Stitches (2009), based on the horrific family and medical traumas he faced as a teen, was a highly acclaimed bestseller. It was named one of the ten best books of 2009 by Publishers Weekly and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

Paul Gravett is a London-based freelance journalist, curator, lecturer, writer and broadcaster, who has worked in comics publishing and promotion since 1981. He has curated numerous exhibitions of comic art in Britain and in Europe and since 2003 has been the director of Comica, London's International Comics Festival at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

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