Point of View - Point of View July 2014


What Do Comics Have to Do with Medicine?

The Graphic Medicine conference showed how comics traverse the Worlds of Wellness and Illness, using a visual language of memory and malleable time.

“I believe this medium is the new literacy in this country. Words themselves are not able to keep up with the speed of information. This combination of words and images will continue to grow and it will dominate.”                         —Will Eisner, father of the modern graphic novel  What do comics have to do with medicine, you ask? The Johns Hopkins…