Two days after getting home from California, I drove with my wonderful colleagues to Cleveland, Ohio to take part in the annual meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators at the Cleveland Clinic. In addition to a stimulating meeting, there was time to explore the splendid Cleveland Museum of Art. Their cast of Rodin’s The Thinker, damaged by a bomb in 1970, broods eerily over the museum entrance.
Juliet McMullin and her team organized a superb Comics & Medicine conference in Riverside, California this summer. The Culver Center for the Arts provided an ideal venue: open, airy, and welcoming. Keynote speakers included Carol Tyler, Justin Green, Steven Keewatin Sanderson, and Jared Gardner. I presented on my evolving research into depictions of eldercare in graphic medicine.
Tio’s Tacos, a restaurant and art park near the venue, gives some sense of what it would be like if Frida Kahlo and Kurt Schwitters made art together then blew it up to ten times life-size.