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It’s Not Brain Surgery: Graphic Medicine, Graphic Justice, and More About Comics for Grown Ups
It’s Not Brain Surgery: Graphic Medicine, Graphic Justice, and More About Comics for Grown Ups
Patricia F. Anderson
Graphic Medicine describes the genre of comics and graphic novels around healthcare, as told from personal and professional perspectives. Many think of comics as for children, but that could be risky with some of these! The personal experiences described can be tender or gritty, and touch on topics such as specific conditions, social justice, dying, lived experiences, resilience. Visual aspects of storytelling take advantage of new literacies, offering insights not possible through other mediums.

Patricia F. Anderson (@pfanderson) is the Emerging Technologies Informationist at UM, in which she’s made apps, books, comics, and a videogame, which officially makes this the coolest job ever. Her job lets her hang out with microbiome researchers, precision medicine folk, health IT geeks, makerspace gurus, and talk about explorations in personal genomics and 3d printing. Her other publication areas include social media, search engines, wearables, text mining, tech mining, textual analysis, and systematic reviews.
Lecture Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Lecture Date : 02/25/2021      
Program Year : 2020-21      
Term : Winter/Spring      
Fee : $10.00