MK Czerwiec, aka Comic Nurse

MK Czerwiec, RN, MA is a nurse who uses comics to contemplate the complexities of illness and caregiving. She is the Artist-in-Residence at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and a Senior Fellow of the George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy & Media Engagement. Her clinical nursing experience is in HIV/AIDS care and hospice care.  MK has been making comics under the pseudonym Comic Nurse since 2000. With UK physician Ian Williams, she co-runs a website devoted to the intersection of comics and health. She is the creator of the graphic memoir Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371, and co-author of the Eisner Award nominated Graphic Medicine Manifesto.


There will be two public events this week with MK Czerwiec:


Tuesday, March 21

Trent Hall Room 124

4:15-5:15 pm

GLHLTH 772 Class Talk


Thursday, March 23

Story Lab, Smith Warehouse Bay 4

12:00-1:00 pm

MK Czerwiec Scholars and Storytelling Lunchtime Series


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