AuroraWatch: Onrie Kompan writes;
I recently posted a blog in order to help one of the victims from the Colorado shooting who doesn’t have health insurance and a baby on the way.
In order to help him raise money, I’m donating $10 from every copy of the YI SOON SHIN graphic novel that is purchased directly from our site. Buyers get free shipping and I’ll sign the books for them. Everybody wins!
MedicalWatch:The University of Toronto is turning to comic books to teach medical students.
In addition to the stalwart Manual of Clinical Oncology, medical students may soon see the comic book Cancer Vixen: A True Story on their required reading list.
Researchers at the University of Toronto are using graphic novels as a teaching tool to communicate the ethical and emotional complexities of illness, disease and trauma to medical students.
With their self-effacing protagonists and cutting black humour, graphic novels often capture the reality of being sick, or knowing a loved one who is, better than dry textbooks and earnest self-help memoirs.
“Cartoons and comics were dismissed as a trivial medium, but we realize now they are extremely sophisticated,” says Allan Peterkin, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
ChainWatch: Sean Von Gorman, the fellow that chained himself outside of Forbidden Planet, has launched a Kickstarter for his new graphic novel with IGNB’s Joey Esposito, Pawn Shop. As one of their rewards, Sean is offering to travel anywhere in the US and perform his escape act.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
“When you drill down, Mattel beats Hasbro,” he said. “Because at the end of the day, this contest is about girls versus boys and toys versus games.”
Brown escaped unharmed but is claiming extreme trauma and has hired an attorney who is targeting three defendants for negligence: the theater, Holmes’ doctors and Warner Bros., the studio behind the “Dark Knight” trilogy.
They’re the best there is at what they do, and what they do is…well, just watch.
The doctors update us: “It went well, and she’s recovering now. We found very little damage to the brain, and got the bullet out cleanly. It went better than we hoped for.”
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