Free Exhibit On Graphic Medicine On Display

graphic for exhibit event for graphic medicine

Published: April 30, 2024


The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Library is hosting a free traveling exhibition based on graphic medicine.  

The exhibit, from The National Library of Medicine, is called "Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived &Well-Drawn!" and is guest curated by artist, educator, and New York Times bestselling author Ellen Forney (Cornish College of the Arts, WA). The exhibit is currently on display until Saturday, June 8th inside the DACC East Mesa campus Student Resources building, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.  

This traveling banner exhibition, along with a companion website, explores an emerging genre of medical literature that combines the art of comics and personal illness narrative. It compiles stories of illness from the perspective of people’s personal experiences using many mediums. The art of comics, which combines words and pictures, gives approachability and emotional impact to these personal stories, and even to the clinical data they sometimes include.  

The DACC East Mesa Campus Library also has publications in the exhibit which are available for lending to the college community and general public. 

The Graphic Medicine companion website to the exhibit can be found at The website includes an education component with a K-12 lesson plan that explores the graphic medicine genre, and a university module that introduces the use of comics as a medium for communicating stories about medicine and the experience of illness. 

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