I haven't had a chance to put pen to paper about this year's marvelous Comics & Medicine conference, at Riverside, CA. Traveling is always a challenge for the normality-challenged, but the experience was incredibly uplifting and energizing—but almost immediately became a hazy blur on the return to everyday life and the medical merry-go-round. Fortunately at this conference, there are some talented cartoonists and visual scribes on hand to let me know what I said during my talk: apparently I used the word "sucks" many times.

[credits: MK Czerwiec, Alex Thomas, and Andrew Godfrey]