Comic strips from VU community sought for upcoming Eskind Library exhibit

The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center is sponsoring an exhibit from April 8 to May 8, 2020, titled, “Telling Our Stories: Graphic Medicine and the Intersection of Art and Health Care.”

Graphic medicine utilizes comics as its medium to help patients, families, health sciences students and all levels of clinical staff with healing, coping, educating and communicating the many aspects of our interactions with health care. It distinguishes itself as a form of art therapy by encouraging artistic expression in the context of health care whether the subject is clinical, research, education, financial or organizational.

The library’s exhibit is seeking comic strips from the Vanderbilt community based upon their health care experiences. Employees, students, faculty and patients from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are invited to participate in this campus-wide event. To participate, please complete this registration form.

The exhibit, held at the Eskind Biomedical Library, will open with a panel discussion and reception on April 8 at 4 p.m.. For more information, visit the exhibit’s website or contact

The exhibit is sponsored by the Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University, the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt, and a grant from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library.