The NLM traveling exhibit Graphic Medicine: Ill Conceived and Well-Drawn! will be hosted at the East Tennessee State University Medical Library in Johnson City, TN from April 29, 2019-June 8, 2019. The exhibit consists of 6 banners on stands. From the exhibit's website: "Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn! explores an increasingly popular, yet little-known literary field that presents personal illness narratives and health information through the medium of comics. The exhibition showcases items from the NLM's growing collection of graphic memoirs depicting people's experiences with an array of health issues, including breast cancer, deafness, mental illness, 101, and more." The library is also planning to have several events around the exhibit. Some examples will be a medical pictionary game night, a movie luncheon, a computer set up near exhibit to allow visitors to turn pictures of themselves into cartoons. The library is also planning on developing their own graphics medicine materials in conjunction with this exhibit. The first of which will be related to 92's health and telling the patient experience.

Project Details

Organization Name

East Tennessee State University - Medical Center

Organization Type
Academic institution
All of Us
Health sciences library
Project Lead

Kelly Loyd

Start Date
April 29, 2019
End Date
June 8, 2019
Funding Amount
General Public
Health care Provider
Student, College & Post-grad