MK Czerwiec will discuss how her work as a nurse on a dedicated HIV/AIDS care unit directly led her to the field of graphic medicine, and why comics are the perfect medium for sharing the story of this global epidemic in her book Taking Turns: Stories of HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371.
About the author:
MK Czerwiec (sir-wick) is a nurse, cartoonist, educator, and co-founder of the field of Graphic Medicine. Her work attempts to use the medium of comics to help make challenging situations somewhat easier.
She is the creator of Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371, a co-author of Graphic Medicine Manifesto and editor of the two-time Eisner Award winning Menopause: A Comic Treatment. MK is also the comics editor for the journal Literature & Medicine.
MK regularly teaches graphic medicine at Northwestern Medical School and the University of Chicago. She has served as a Will Eisner Fellow in Applied Cartooning at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, and, most recently, as the inaugural fellow of the Kingfisher Institute at Creighton University.