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Toxic Excellence

Comic, 2022

Written by Meredith Li-Vollmer
Drawn by Hatiye Garip
Facilitated by Ebru Ustundag
Supported by Graphic Medicine International Collective, Penn State College of Medicine

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“Toxic Excellence tells the story of the front-line public health workers in Seattle, WA, at various stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. It amplifies how public health workers have navigated the intensity of public pressure, the weight of their mission, and the rampant burnout as it ponders the future of the public health workforce.”

Created as part of the Frontline Comics Project and launched at the Graphic Medicine Conference, Chicago, IL, USA (16 July 2022)

Shortlisted for the Graphic Medicine Awards (1 May 2023)

Exhibited at the 
Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (January-February 2024)