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I'm Cathy Leamy, a Boston cartoonist and medical writer. Check out my comics! They're mainly about health care and autobio stories.

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LadiesCon 2017
Sat Sept 16
Somerville, MA

Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) 2017
Sat-Sun Oct 21-22
Cambridge, MA

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Friday, September 15, 2017

This Saturday 9/16: LadiesCon 2017 in Somerville, MA!

I LIVE! Time to wake up this blog and shake out its pins and needles. This past year has been a strange ride and I have a bunch of stuff to report on.

But first, I’m at a comics show this Saturday, September 16! I’m tabling at LadiesCon 2017, hosted by the Ladies of Comicazi at the Center for the Arts at the Armory in Somerville, Massachusetts (191 Highland Ave).

12-5pm, free admission, come by, say hi!

(And save the date for another upcoming free show - MICE 2017, October 21-22 in Cambridge, Mass. Hooray for local comic book fests!)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Comic: What the Hell? Why is My Doctor So Late?

Black and white comic explaining reasons why primary care clinicians may be late for appointments with their patients

Would you like to buy a paper copy of this comic? Go for it! $2.50 each, shipping included, mini-mini size (4.25"x5.50"). If you put it in a clinic waiting room, I would love to hear how that goes.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Comics and Health panel!

I’m gonna be at San Diego Comic-Con! ON A PANEL!

Come and see me and some graphic medicine pals talk about comics and health!

Comics and Health: Saving Lives and Preventing Disease
San Diego Comic-Con 2016 - Comic Arts Conference
Sat July 23, 10:30-11:30am, Room 26AB
San Diego, CA, USA

Apart from the panel, I’ll be wandering around Comic-Con and befriending everyone in spitting distance. Woo, let’s jibberjabber about comicky books and medical junk!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Comics and Medicine 2016 conference! See you there!

Here comes the 7th annual comics and medicine conference! And this year, it’s in Scotland!

This will be my first time attending since I finished grad school and I’m looking forward to seeing if and how that’s overhauled my thinking.

I’ll also be giving a 5-minute lightning talk on the insulin comic I’ve been working on for Massachusetts General Hospital! Come and check this out during Friday’s Innovation in Care panel.

Graphic Medicine 2016 conference
Thur-Sat July 7-9
Dundee, Scotland

... is that Dundee as in the hometown of The Beano? Yes it is. YES IT IS. I wish I could send a time travel postcard to Young Me, the little girl who read that comic voraciously. Minnie the Minx statue in Dundee, why don’t you reserve an entire day for us to hang out.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Well, look who decided to stop by!

I LIVE! Hoo boy. GRAD SCHOOL, AMIRITE. Remember when I was planning to do ongoing webcomics about my school experience? Ha ha! Past Me, you are adorable and made of cupcake frosting. Oh honey.

The good news, though, is that I finished grad school! Ask me about masterís degrees in Health Communication! The final project involved creating an actual practical deliverable for an organization. My original plan was to make comics-format patient handouts, but my formative research turned up solid logistical reasons why this format wouldnít be a good fit. Read more about this in my jam comic with Comic Nurse over on the Mayo Clinicís Center for Innovation blog!

Iím currently working on more health-related comics, both for the web and for minicomics. Look for news and new stuff at these upcoming events!

New York Comic Con
Thur-Sun Oct. 8-11
New York, NY
Panel: Content Literacy: Teaching STEM with Comics, Thur Oct. 8, 3-4pm
(I donít have a table - Iíll just be there for Thursday)

Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo
Sat-Sun Oct 17-18
Cambridge, MA
Free admission! I have table space and plan on selling sparky new comics!

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