Comics and Medicine 2015: Spaces of Care

Tio's TacosJuliet 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.