Draw Stronger: Self-Care for Cartoonists and Other Visual Artists (Paperback)
Understand repetitive drawing injuries from the perspective of a committed drawer: explore R.I.C.E. Therapy, avoid worsening your injuries, preventive tips, and more.
Cartoonist Kriota Willberg draws from decades of experience as a massage therapist and educator in health sciences and the arts, creating a comprehensive guide to injury prevention for cartoonists. As a massage therapist, Willberg focuses on the treatment of orthopedic injuries and has worked with populations ranging from the New York Giants football team to patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She has taught at a variety of institutions including the New York Academy of Medicine Rare Book Collections Library, the Center for Cartoon Studies, Marymount Manhattan College, New York University, and the Society of Illustrators. Willberg's creative work focuses on the intersections between the body, science, and artistic practice. As a cartoonist she has made three volumes of self-care comics for artists, a series of autobiographical comics about life as a massage therapist, and a gag cartoon/performance series centered on nding the humor in disease and physiology (Pathology Laffs). Her comics appear in The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, the anthology series SubCultures, the book Awesome 'Possum Vol. 3, and the upcoming Comics For Choice, and Graphic Canon. She is the rst-ever artist-in-residence at the New York Academy of Medicine Library.