GNSI-DC chapter: From Comics to Medical Art Video

A video recording of Jeff Day's lecture for the GNSI-DC Chapter is now available on GNSI's YouTube Channel and below.

From Comics to Medical Art

Jeff Day presenting for the GNSI-DC chapterJeff Day never outgrew his love of cartooning even after becoming a medical illustrator. Jeff shares comics lessons that can be applied to science art, and how he continues to use cartoons to communicate health and medical messages. Jeff is now an informatics fellow at the National Library of Medicine and draws deeply from his varied background as a medical student, pediatrics intern, natural history museum educator, and training in medical illustration. Yes, it was a windy path, but that’s what you get for a guy who never outgrew cartoons...

Some of his medical art can be seen at

Jeff Day, MD, MA is an award-winning illustrator who specializes in scientific story-telling with a bit of fun zip.  Jeff earned degrees in Biology and Medicine from Case Western Reserve University and an MA in Medical Illustration from the Art as Applied to Medicine program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has experience communicating with a wide variety of audiences from his medical training to teaching at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, where he developed a strong sense for program development. Jeff is currently a Fellow at the National Library of Medicine, focusing on visuals for consumer health. As a cartoonist, Jeff seeks big-picture analogies to understand details and developing engaging solutions. He has one published book, Don't Touch That!: The Book of Gross, Poisonous, and Downright Icky Plants and Critters, and he is in the process of building an interactive website for children dealing with spinal cord injury at Jeff also writes and edits a medical comics column for the Association of Medical Illustrators.


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