Narrative Medicine: A Film & Comix Series

Over the next month, the Cartoon Library is thrilled to be cosponsoring the Wexner Center’s: Narrative Medicine: A Film & Comix Series

Narrative Medicine

Find out why medical students and practitioners are turning to the humanities (especially narrative studies of literature, film, and comix), and see how the arts and humanities have often honed in on stories of patients, doctors, and other health care practitioners. This series of screenings and events illuminates an exciting new “narrative medicine” movement based on the premise that narrative competence enhances medical competence even as medical experiences reshape narrative forms. The series complements a two-day multidisciplinary conference.

On March 28th at 7pm in the Wexner Film & Video Center, join us for Ezra Claytan Daniels‘ presentation of Upgrade Soul:UpgradeSoulPromoEzra Claytan Daniels’s new digital comic Upgrade Soul tells the story of Hank and Molly Nonnar, wealthy science buffs who decide to fund a risky, experimental genetic therapy to rejuvenate the human body.There’s only one condition: They must be first in line to receive it. When dangerous complications develop, a battle for psychological dominance begins.

In this event, Daniels presents a live, interactive version of his format-busting comic with live musical accompaniment by Alexis Gideon, who performed with his own animated work at the Wexner Center last October. (app. 70 mins., digital projection)

For more information, or to buy tickets in advance, visit the Wexner Center website:
http://wexarts.org/fv/index.php?eventid=6889

On Thursday, April 4th at 4pm in the Wexner Film & Video Center, we’re honored to bring in David Small, cartoonist and author of Stitches:
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Join David Small as he discusses his award-winning graphic novel Stitches (2009), a harrowing memoir of the botched childhood surgery that left him virtually mute. Stitches follows Small’s journey from the upsetting circumstances that necessitated the surgery, through adolescent hell, to the unbelievable recovery he achieved through his art.

For more information, or to buy tickets in advance, visit the Wexner Center website:
http://wexarts.org/fv/index.php?eventid=6891