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
Graphic Medicine Meeting the Moment: Working Towards Social Justice

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This working group will address how we create, consume, and disseminate graphic medicine within the context of social justice. In recent years, we have seen an influx of personal narratives, comics journalism, and instructional materials related to health, wellness, medicine, and advocacy. We will discuss specific works while considering how access, distribution, cultural competency, education, industry gatekeeping, marketing, and other factors influence their reach, effectiveness, and impact.

Some discussion questions include:

• How do we define social justice in the context of graphic medicine?
• How can we use comics and other forms of graphic medicine to address health disparities and other forms of injustice
• What must we consider when creating and publishing materials intended to improve health literacy?
• What are ways that we can make the practice of creating graphic medicine (and other forms of art) more sustainable for creators?

Group Facilitator: Whit Taylor, Conference Keynote Speaker


Saturday August 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Dartmouth: Kemeny Hall - 105