Carousel: The Graphic Medicine Show @ NYU Langone, April 26, 2023

A special event for Humanities Week at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine:

Carousel: The Graphic Medicine Show

This edition features presentations—with live narration and projected images—in the field of graphic medicine: comics that tell stories about medical education and patient care. 

Featuring Isabella Bannerman, Michael Natter, Josh Neufeld, Lauren R. Weinstein, and Kriota Willberg. Hosted by R. Sikoryak

NYU Langone Health 550 1st Ave., NYC. Murphy Auditorium

Wednesday, April 26, 6:30-8:00pm

The Humanistic Medicine Program is excited to present the first Humanities Week. This week is an opportunity for the NYU Langone Health (NYULH) community to explore humanities experiences. Humanities foster interdisciplinary thinking and offer a wellness outlet to process health experiences from all perspectives, be it as a patient, caregiver, researcher, or loved one.

Artist bios:

Isabella Bannerman has been the Monday cartoonist for King Features’ Six Chix, the all-women daily comic strip, since 2000. She has also been a contributor and editor to World War 3 Illustrated, the annual political anthology comic book. Her interest in graphic medicine began in 2013, when she illustrated her sister’s story, Palliative Care.

Michael Natter identifies as an artist and humanist. He is also a board certified Endocrinologist at NYU. Natter utilizes his background in art to help learn and teach medicine, while also coping with the sometimes difficult nature that is the practice of medicine.  

Josh Neufeld is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist known for his nonfiction narratives of political and social upheaval, told through the voices of witnesses. Neufeld has been a Knight-Wallace Fellow in journalism, an Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist, and a Xeric Award winner. His works include A.D: New Orleans After the Deluge and The Influencing Machine. 

Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist and artist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Slate, Bookforum, Nautilus, and The Guardian, among many other outlets. For the past twenty years, her funny, beautiful, and bizarre comics and graphic novels have addressed universal human issues such as mortality, time, motherhood, and most recently, domestic violence.

Kriota Willberg is a massage therapist and cartoonist. She’s best known for Draw Stronger: Self-Care for Cartoonists and Visual Artists (Uncivilized Books). Her comic Silver Wire was nominated for a 2019 Ignatz Award. Once the inaugural artist-in-residence at the New York Academy of Medicine Library, she’s now the artist-in-residence with the Humanistic Medicine Program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.  

(EDIT: Gianna Paniagua was unable to appear, but she will be rescheduled in a future show.)





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