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2016's Upcoming events

Graphic Medicine conference
Thur-Sat July 7-9
Dundee, Scotland
Panel: Innovations in Care, Fri July 8, 2:50pm

Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo
Sat-Sun Oct 29-30
Cambridge, MA

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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!

Friday, October 3, 2014

This weekend, Oct. 4-5: Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) 2014!

Cover for diary minicomic Gross Vocabulary

This weekend, Oct. 4-5, is the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE)! Itís in Porter Square, Cambridge, and admission is free!

Iíll be at table A31 selling spanky new MINICOMICS! Come and check out Gross Vocabulary, the first collection of my grad school diary comics. Itís got what Iíve posted previously online plus new stuff exclusive to the print version.

Iím also a judge for the Iron Cartoonist contest on Saturday at 2:30pm and a panelist at the Sunday morning "Comics in the Classroom" symposium (RSVP required for that one).

I am so proud of my pals in Boston Comics Roundtable for putting on this festival every year. This is the 5th annual show, and it gets more polished and more fun every single year. And most importantly, they keep the admission free. This lets so many people drift in and dip their toes into indie comics for the first time.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Not tabling at Boston Comic Con 2014

Sad news, party people - I will not be tabling at Boston Comic Con 2014 this weekend. :(

I am buried under ten tons of grad school madness and had to reluctantly bow out of the convention. Bummer!

The show looks ridiculously awesome, though. You should go and shower other local comics creators with cash money. DO THIS FOR ME.

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