Spring buds are poking up from the ground in Chicago. Days are slowly getting slightly warmer. (Not complaining! I hear a forecast for a fourth Noreaster storm tomorrow!)
This past winter has been a long one, but that makes Spring so much sweeter. The highlight of my winter was an artist retreat to Mayne Island, BC with my cherished colleagues and friends, Sarah Leavitt and Mita Mahato. While there I began work on my next book. Here’s a sneak peek at a page I made that may or may not appear in the book.
I’ve also spent some time this winter learning how to draw on my iPad for a flashback or photo image aspect of the next book. That’s been fun. Here’s one example:
A second highlight was the opening of the Graphic Medicine exhibit at the National Library of Medicine, and the opportunity to speak with Director Patricia Brennan, a fellow nurse and new graphic medicine enthusiast. For a full report of that day, check out this post.
Excited for spring lecture and workshop dates. I’ll be traveling and teaching most of April. Check out my events page for some details. Wanted to share this AWESOME poster created to advertise my visit by the Applied Comics Kitchen at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
A few other things I’m working on: editing a book of comics about menopause, planning for some new fall teaching, and prep for the 2018 Comics & Medicine conference in August. Hope to see you there!
4 thoughts on “Upcoming Travel and More”
I love the nurse tree drawing, and the whole idea of the dead nurturing the living so directly. Ordinarily they have to become compost first. Interesting to think about the ways our dead feed us, and what processes must be gone through before the nutrients become available.
This is great. Next time you’re in Seattle have Mita take you to the Mark Dion exhibit with the nurse log, unless you’ve already seen it (as I suspect you may have!) this new book is going to be so good.
Already signed up for Vermont!