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EBL Graphic Medicine Exhibit (April 2020): Tips & Tricks

Exhibit information, registration, and consumer health resources for participants.

There has been quite a bit of interest generated by the exhibit's announcement and campus presentations. However, many people are still concerned about drawing. To alleviate some of the anxiety and inspire future artists, this page will provide updates on the forthcoming "Art Days' in the Eskind Biomedical Library and provide advice on getting started on your graphic medicine submission.

First and foremost, develop your idea or story. Is a single frame with a word box or thought bubble appropriate? Is a single frame and a caption at the bottom appropriate? Multiple frames that tell a story over time require planning because there are space limitations. 

Discussions with campus artists revealed a plethora of options such as taking photographs and then tracing the picture onto paper. You can also take a picture and use the various photo backgrounds available on your smartphone or tablet. Images from books or the world wide web can be traced as well. The options are endless!

Registration Form

Participants may register at any time. Save your return code to edit the form. Submissions will be accepted at the Eskind Biomedical Library beginning in February 2020. 

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Thanks to our sponsors

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, & 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.