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Interested in how comics, medicine, and health can work together? Looking to learn how to tell stories using the medium of comics? In this workshop, Whit Taylor will discuss the growing field and genre of "graphic medicine" in the context of memoir and non-fiction. Participants will have the chance complete a four-panel comic on the health topic of their choice. No drawing experience required. Materials (pens, pencils, paper, etc.) will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. (Age Level Recommendation: high school/adult) All attendees will receive a free copy of the Cool Work x Interesting People zine.

Whit Taylor is a cartoonist, writer, editor, and public health educator from New Jersey. She has a BA in cultural anthropology from Brown University and received an MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Boston University School of Public Health. Her comics have been published by The Nib, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Czap Books, Rosarium, and others. She co-edited Comics for Choice, which won an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology in 2018, and is currently a guest editor at Illustrated PEN.

This event is part of Cool Work x Interesting People, a monthly series about comics co-curated by Carta Monir and Leigh Hurwitz.

Image artwork drawn by Fifi Martinez and colored by Carta Monir.

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