There are a variety of ways we document our experiences during massive changes like our current pandemic. Maybe it’s through the writing do, the pictures we capture, or the things we make.
One great example of recording experiences is through comics, and it’s no surprise there are plenty of comics out there about COVID19. Everything from informational to hilarious to heartbreaking, we’d like to share a few with you.
Just recently NPR’s podcast, Life Kit, did a piece about fake news and how dangerous it can be, especially right now. Artist Connie Hanzhang Jin put together a great comic to accompany the podcast that breaks down how misinformation is spread and how we can get better at practicing good information hygiene.
Toby Morris, artist and writer, worked with Dr Siouxsie Wiles to create an informative (and animated!) comic titled Viruses vs Everyone, Three Simple Points About the Science of Covid-19 and shows us what viruses are and how we spread them.And of course there are artists creating work about their perspectives on isolation.
A little reminder to find joy in the little things: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-h20meJ5FE/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
About missing strangers: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-0DX6dgnLb/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Always nice to see work plants and home plants getting along: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_Gvrv7D45m/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
The Graphic Medicine website, a source for all things medicine and comics, put together a small compilation of COVID19 comics that we recommend.
Maybe try creating a comic about your own experience!
This post was written by Samantha Wiebkin, an Information Access Assistant for the Biomedical Libraries.