Kriota Willberg, MFA-IA, LMT, is a massage therapist, former health science educator, oncology massage educator, occasional anatomical-medical illustrator, and cartoonist. She is the author of Draw Stronger: Self-Care for Cartoonists and Visual Artists (Uncivilized Books). Her comic Silver Wire was nominated for a 2019 Ignatz Award and is included on the BCALA and ALA Black Lives Matter Reading List. Once the inaugural Artist In Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine Library, she’s now the Artist In Residence in The Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She teaches graphic medicine at the University of Rochester.
Comics discussed in the episode:
You can read Kriota’s comic Silver Wire, about the racist and unethical history of sutures and what it means to reckon with the research ethics and the medical histories of enslaved people, women, and the “fathers” of medicine, here: https://medium.com/spiralbound/silver-wire-baf872fa9019
Kriota’s comic You Are A Donut can be read here: https://medium.com/@Kriota/you-are-a-donut-f6013866e693