September 14, 2016

Comic from "Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371" by MK Czerwiec
Comic in “Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371” by
MK Czerwiec

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 MedicineAdjunct Professor, Columbia College Chicago, Department of Creative WritingCo-manager, 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. 

Read Taney Roniger article, A Pill for the Heart , his book review of Graphic Medicine Manifesto, where you can find MK Czerwiec work and other graphic artists.

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 You can listen to the podcast on our iTunes channel here;