About Ian Williams

I'm an ex-GP, now making comics.

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Introducing Graphic Medicine

Books, Health and History

Ian Williams and MK Czerwiec, authors of today’s guest post, co-run the website GraphicMedicine.org. They will present “Graphic Medicine and the Multiplanar Body” at our October 18th festival, Art, Anatomy, and the Body: Vesalius 500.

The 2010 Comics & Medicine gathering before Senate House. The 2010 Comics & Medicine gathering before Senate House.

In the summer of 2010 a group of scholars, health care professionals, and comics artists gathered in Senate House, London. This brutal-looking art deco building, said to have inspired George Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth,” represented Gotham City Courts in the films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Those gathered, however, were not particularly interested in superheroes. They focused on graphic memoirs of illness, a modern phenomenon born of the counterculture in the 60s and 70s that has gathered momentum over the last 20 years.

Among the 75 delegates from around the world were the authors of this blog entry. The lead organizer…

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Deutschlandfunk: Professor Brinkmann, Dr. House und das Bild der Medizin in den Medien

I was on German national radio yesterday. An interview by Cajo Kutzbach for Deutschlandfunk, recorded during my recent trip to Ulm for The conference Medical Images and Medical Narratives in Late Modern Popular Culture, at which I was speaking on the Iconography of illness and in comics and graphic novels.Deutschlandfunk

you can listen here, but my voice is overdubbed in German.

It was a great conference, organised by Arno Görgen and Heiner Fangerau of the University of Ulm. 

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Here I am, giving my talk. Thanks to Dr. Karen Ferreira-Meyers for the photo.  DSC09860