Kriota Willberg

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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. 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. 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 first-ever artist-in-residence at the New York Academy of Medicine Library. Draw Stronger: Self-Care For Cartoonists and Other Visual Artists (Uncivilized Books) is her latest book. You’re a cartoonist. You take care of yourself to prevent drawing injuries. You do your stretches, take regular breaks, and draw with perfect posture. What happens? You start experiencing pain when you draw anyway! What should you do? Go to the doctor if it’s serious. But, if it’s a minor injury, go to your bookshelf and start reading Draw Stronger!