Hiram College


MK Crerwiec Photo

MK Czerwiec, RN MA (a.k.a. “Comic Nurse”)

  • Artist-in-Residence, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Monday, Jan. 2, 2018

“Taking Turns: Care Giving, Care Receiving, and Comics”

7 p.m. Public Lecture, KC Ballroom

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

“Comics & Health: Can the Graphic Be the Medicine?”

Noon, Workshop, East Hall Forum


MK Czerwiec (pronounced sir-wick) is a Senior Fellow of the George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and the Artist-in-Residence at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. She has a BA in English & Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago, a BSN in nursing from Rush University, and an MA in Medical Humanities and Bioethics from Northwestern University.

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 GraphicMedicine.org, a website devoted to the intersection of comics and health.

Her first graphic memoir, Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 (Penn State University Press, 2017) is believed to be the first graphic memoir by a nurse. She is also a co-author of the Eisner Award nominated Graphic Medicine Manifesto (Penn State University Press, 2015) which maps the field of Graphic Medicine.