The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is proud to announce the 9th International Comics and Medicine Conference! 

AUGUST 16-18, 2018

CCS Feature Event on Thursday, August 16, 7pm
Pencil Me In: The Process & Practice of Graphic Medicine  at The Center for Cartoon Studies.    
by faculty Steve Bissette
Location: Briggs Opera House, 5 S Main St, White River Junction
As an instructor at The Center for Cartoon Studies since its founding in 2005, long-time cartoonist/writer/editor/publisher Stephen R. Bissette has been privileged to witness (and, at times, participate in) the creative process of various cartoonists as they created work that focused on their own personal health issues and histories. Bissette offers an illustrated overview of the path, perils, and potential inherent in the creation of such intensely intimate and introspective works.

CCS Feature Event on Friday, August 17, Doors Open at 7:30pm
Carousel Comics with 
Cara Bean
Suzy Becker
MK Czerwiec
Glynnis Fawkes
Ellen Forney
Jennifer Hayden
Mita Mahato
Marissa Moss
James Sturm with Dave Lloyd
Whitney Taylor
Kriota Willberg
Ian Williams
Host: R. Sikoryak

Location: Engine Room, 188 S Main Street, White River Junction

Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn exhibit, curated by Ellen Forney on display at CCS and Dartmouth Berry Library during the conference!

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Patricia Arnow

New York, NY
In my comics, friends face caregiving, illness and death. OK, that sounds grim, but it isn't--not too much.

Most recently I drew a comic about my terminally ill neighbor who planned her end on her own schedule. It’s called Posey’s Plan: A Memoir of My Neighbor’s Timely Death. (Come to my presentation at the lightning round Saturday from 10:45 to 12:15 or visit my table on Thursday or Friday.)

Grief and difficulty are part of the stories but also strength, humor, and grace. I’m coming to the conference because I hope that those in comics and medicine will find these stories meaningful and hopeful, and resonant.

In my professional life, I’ve been a a photographer (mostly for labor unions), writer, and editor (Southern Exposure, In These Times).