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AbstractKeynote presentation for the 2020 New England Graphic Medicine Conference by cartoonist Brian Fies. Additional reading mentioned in the keynote: - Brian's Blog: http://brianfies.blogspot.com/ - No Ordinary Flu from Public Health Seattle-King County: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/emergency-preparedness/preparing-yourself/pandemic-flu/comic.aspx - A Fire Story Animation by KQED: https://www.kqed.org/arts/13813960/watch-a-santa-rosa-cartoonists-a-fire-story-come-to-life
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Sketch notes for this session by graphic notetaker Sandy Bartholomew are available for download under Additional Files.; Brian Fies has been a journalist, an environmental chemist, a freelance journalist, a science writer and, beginning early in the 21st century, a cartoonist. His first graphic novel Mom’s Cancer, a true story about his mother’s diagnosis and treatment, won an Eisner Award, a German Youth Literature Prize, and other recognitions. In October 2017, Brian and his wife Karen lost their home in what was at that time the largest wildfire in California history. The webcomic he made gave a first-hand account from ground zero of a major disaster, and Brian expanded his webcomic into a full-length print version of A Fire Story, recently named a Finalist for a 2020 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards (EGL Awards) in Best in Adult Graphic Literature (Non-Fiction).
Funding and AcknowledgementsNEGM20 Keynote, courtesy of the MCPHS School of Healthcare Business.
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