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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Saturday, August 18 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Dying, Death, and Comics

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This session will take on topics from suicide to devastating illness, and advance directives, and how graphic formats help us to convey ideas and support discussion in a helpful if not painless manner. We will have brief presentations followed by a wrap up by MK and open time for community discussion.

• How can graphic narratives help us to grasp and tolerate the pain of devastating illness?
• What are some ways that any person can use to create effective graphic content on difficult topics such as suicide?
• How does the use of graphic content clarify complex topics we tend to avoid such as the need for advance directives?
• How do we use story lines in graphic narratives to convey important content and meaning?
• Can we use comics to break out of the usual ‘Hollywood’ style where everything turns out ok, to better reflect real situations?

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MK Czerwiec

Graphic Medicine
MK Czerwiec, RN, MA is a nurse who uses comics to contemplate the complexities of illness and caregiving.She has been making comics under the pseudonym Comic Nurse since 2000. In addition to creating her own teaching and comic-making work, she co-runs GraphicMedicine.org, a website... Read More →
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Jana Panarites

Founder; Host of The Agewyz Podcast, Agewyz Media
Author of the book, "Scattered: My Year As An Accidental Caregiver" and host of The Agewyz Podcast on caregiving and healthy aging. Presentation will be a mix of PPT and audio clips from interviews I've done with guest of the podcast talking about death and dying. Folks can talk... Read More →

Saturday August 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Dartmouth: Kemeny Hall - 006