MK Czerwiec a.k.a. “Comic Nurse” says, “I am a nurse who uses comics to reflect on the complexities of illness and caregiving.”
She’s a leader in the pack of artists in the graphic medicine movement.
Czerwiec is the Artist in Residence, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor, Columbia College Chicago, Department of Creative Writing, Co-manager, GraphicMedicine.org and Guest Cartoonist, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Blog.
HealthCetera’s host Barbara Glickstein talks to MK Czerwiec on how graphic medicine is challenging conventional representations of health and disease and why comics have the tremendous power to be an agent of healing.
MK Czerwiec book “Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371” is part of the Graphic Medicine Series published by Penn State University Press. It will be available March 2017.
She tweets as @ComicNurse and @GraphicMedicine.
Hear the interview on Thursday, September 15th at 1:00 PM on WBAI 99.5FM and streamed live at wbai.org. You can listen to the podcast on our iTunes channel here;