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Using Comics to Support Teen Mental Health - Shared screen with speaker view
Diana Wheatley
17:30
no
Sean OBrien
18:04
Hi Cara Sean here
Gabriel Reid
18:13
Good afternoon!
Michelle Mendez
18:25
Hi Cara! Great to be here - THank you!!
Christine Pasalo Norland
18:33
Excited for this! Hi panel!
Judith Margolis
18:34
Hi Cara!!!
A. David Lewis
18:40
Hello, everyone!
Katharine Woodman-Maynard
18:46
Excited to hear this conversation! Hi Cara and all!
Alyx Ellsaesser
18:46
Hello!
Sean OBrien
18:47
its 10 pm here in Ireland
Alenka Figa
18:47
Hello! Thank you so much for hosting this!
A. David Lewis
19:06
Hello, Ireland!
Patricia F. Anderson
19:21
Could live transcript please be enabled? Thank you
gncrt@ala.org
19:48
an you see it now?
Patricia F. Anderson
19:57
Yes, thank you very much!
Cara Bean
20:08
Hello Everybody! So glad you are here.
Stephen Garner
20:33
Good morning. 11am here in New Zealand (1 Feb).
Stephanie Johnson
20:37
RX is wonderful - just acquired it for our collection.
Cynthia Clark Harvey
20:50
will this recording be generally available after the webinar? if you already addressed this, apologies.
Beth Van Ness
21:25
I would like to know too.
BRANDY SMITH
21:33
Heyo!
Patricia F. Anderson
21:47
My son wants Lawrence’s hoodie, and suggested I search for it as “dope anime hoodie”
Judith Margolis
22:10
Hi from jerusalem just after midnight!
Jeanette Powell
22:25
We are muted, right? I can’t find that I am but want to be sure as I have kids and pets in the background and don’t want to interrupt the webinar
Deirdre Hollman
22:45
Hey Everyone!
Brittany Netherton
22:54
Hi Jamie! -- Can you reply to Cynthia in the chat to say that a recording will be available?
gncrt@ala.org
23:09
Yes, attendees are muted.
Jeanette Powell
23:18
Thanks
gncrt@ala.org
23:37
Also, we are recording this awesome webinar and will have it available soon.
Christine Pasalo Norland
27:35
beautiful.
Eti Berland
30:41
And with a comic, you make the movie happen by going from panel to panel - and control the pacing and time you take with it
Beth Van Ness
31:17
Lots of control over how you take it in.
marya kurwa
34:08
another point for librarians n teachers , comics are the best way to attract reluctant readers .
Beth Van Ness
34:23
Yes, it is empowering for the artist too, of course.
Liz Frances
34:53
Rachel, I think that is really important. Working with traumatic memory, comics allows the author/artist to be in control.
Liz Frances
37:13
And wow, Lawrence. I really like hearing about how comics can be used for the reader to approach their own mental health.
Christine Pasalo Norland
44:03
Yes. Same.
Brittany Netherton
44:35
So agreed. Thank you for the important work you do, Diana!
Christine Pasalo Norland
45:40
Bless, Lawrence.
Sean OBrien
46:06
what was the comic called again that was mentioned?
Brittany Netherton
46:07
That was really beautiful, Lawrence. Thank you for sharing that.
Leah Misemer
46:55
The comic Lawrence is talking about teaches really well; it started conversations about race and mental health and healthcare access with my college first years
Liz Frances
47:25
I think Lawrence’s comic is called “Couldn’t Afford Therapy So I Made This”
Leigh Hurwitz
47:37
Sean - https://lawrencelindell.com/shop/couldnt-afford-therapy-so-i-made-this
Sean OBrien
48:13
thank you
Michelle Mendez
49:05
Thank you Sean
Michelle Mendez
49:25
I mean, Leigh Hurwitz!
Deirdre Hollman
52:31
One of the things Lawrence does in his own work is to embody emotions in all their ambiguity and shape-shifting proportions...I find that very useful as an educator to help students think about their thoughts...and characterize them...
Alenka Figa
54:29
I’ve been leaving out post-its for people to doodle on at work, so teens (or my coworkers lol) can draw something that just fits in the tiny frame, and it’s fascinating to see how everyone approaches it differently
Sean OBrien
54:30
I’ve gotten some funding and I’m working with a group with learning disabilities. i’m showing them how to draw comics. their enjoying it but they are challenging to work with. Could the panelists give any advice?
Alenka Figa
54:36
I just wanted art for my library walls lol
Denise Shereff
55:58
Thank you for bringing up parent reaction, Diana!
Sean OBrien
56:14
lynda barry is always a great start for beginners to learn how to draw comics
Eti Berland
57:42
Another great resource is Jarrett Lerner’s comics templates/activities especially ones with prompts so it’s low stakes and open ended
Diana Wheatley
58:39
If you can see it, you can be it
marya kurwa
59:32
thank you , I am a retired librarian.
Beth Van Ness
59:38
Yes!
BRANDY SMITH
01:00:45
As an adult, I really connected with raina telgemeier's work
Beth Van Ness
01:01:19
Definitely some of us adults are moved by this work.
gncrt@ala.org
01:01:50
Hi Beth,, I see your hand is up. Is that to ask a question?
Eti Berland
01:01:53
Another resource for these conversations is Let’s Talk About It: A Graphic Guide To Mental Health from the Center for Cartoon Studies (you can download pdf and/or purchase print copies) https://www.cartoonstudies.org/css-studio/cartooningprojects/mentalhealth/
Beth Van Ness
01:02:26
Sorry, random swipe.
Justine Sprenger
01:02:37
Thank you for all these great resources, Eti!
Christine Pasalo Norland
01:02:44
lol finnstas?!
gncrt@ala.org
01:02:49
No worries! I thought maybe you wanted to ask via your mic.
Brittany Netherton
01:03:34
The work Eti linked is by panelist Cara Bean!
Christine Pasalo Norland
01:05:08
Yes, the care of closing access to yourself.
Alenka Figa
01:09:37
this is such a good conversation and making me think about the zine librarians code of ethics https://www.zinelibraries.info/code-of-ethics/
Brittany Netherton
01:09:44
Those are such wise words of caution.
Alenka Figa
01:09:53
which includes giving zinesters the option to have their work removed from your library/archive
Beth Van Ness
01:11:28
Maus s the first book that made me comprehend the power of the graphic novel/comic format.
Stephanie Johnson
01:11:29
Banned/challenged books has been going on for too long: https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks
Kurt Shaffert
01:11:32
Wonderful conversation. Thank you, everyone. One further question: What cartooning resource book (and tools) do you recommend for teens?
Christine Pasalo Norland
01:11:38
There were sooo many levels in Maus re: mental health. The story is partly derived from his mother’s story, and how he and his father are also coping with that.
gncrt@ala.org
01:11:54
5 Minutes left in the webinar
Eti Berland
01:12:10
there’s a great interview with Joy Reid & Jerry Craft & Art Spiegelman on the banning of books like Maus and New Kid: https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/watch/maus-graphic-novel-about-the-holocaust-banned-by-tennessee-school-board-131882053652?fbclid=IwAR3-521lLsppDqqswbZbDM2RhhImIzZItStOirseiDqvYW4CwRSJaWZBzPg
Carla Riemer
01:12:37
can you repeat those recommendations?
Brittany Netherton
01:12:52
https://www.npr.org/2014/10/09/353265678/simple-sketches-of-a-complicated-cure-in-the-hospital-suite
Eti Berland
01:14:12
For young readers discussing OCD, definitely recommend Just Roll with It by Veronica Agarwal and Lee Durfey-Lavoie
Stephanie Johnson
01:14:20
"Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir" by Ellen Forney is a deep dive into creativity and bipolar disorder and the artist's journey. It could help with OCD folx to help describe their experiences.
Beth Van Ness
01:14:28
Journaling works that way too. No need to make it public.
Becky Hawkins
01:15:06
Speaking of people you meet at conventions, good to see you Cara & Whit!
Beth Van Ness
01:15:25
Thank you all for this.
Christine Pasalo Norland
01:15:28
Yes! Sharing more zine in the classrooms!
Christine Pasalo Norland
01:15:34
*zines
Steenz Stewart
01:15:41
Thank you all for your time!!!
Katharine Woodman-Maynard
01:16:02
This is such a wonderful conversation. Thank you so much for putting this on!
Cody Christopherson
01:17:11
Excellent contributors! Thank you for presenting and participating in this panel!
Gabriel Reid
01:17:38
I really needed to hear that Lawerence! Thank you!
Leah Misemer
01:17:43
Thank you so much panelists and organizers!
Becky Hawkins
01:17:50
Keep speaking at things Lawrence! <3
Gabriel Reid
01:17:52
Thank you so much everyone!
Eti Berland
01:17:52
Thank you so much! This was fantastic!
Deana Brown
01:17:53
This was amazing, thank you!!!!
Kerrie Mierop
01:17:56
this has been amazing and I wanted Thank everyone
Alenka Figa
01:17:57
Thank you all so much, this was wonderful. Go a lot of thoughts and wheels spinning now
Brittany Netherton
01:17:58
Thank you so much Cara, Rachel, Lawrence, Diana, and Whit!
Quincey Kras
01:17:58
Thank you!
Liz Frances
01:17:59
Thank you all! This was a great discussion!
Sean OBrien
01:18:00
really enjoyed the panel
Simmone Howell
01:18:00
Thjankyou!
Wanda Huffaker
01:18:00
Thank you, it was so helpful
Justine Sprenger
01:18:02
Thank you!
Patricia F. Anderson
01:18:02
This has been fabulous, thank you all very much
Stephen Garner
01:18:02
Thank you
Nike Desis
01:18:04
LOVE this topic and these speakers thank you!