AB, Citation, and Ethos

Annotated Bibliographies.


Ethos- establishes credibility.

  1. Citation
  2. 5 sentences
  3. Supplemental paragraph

Annotated Bibliography.

What am I looking for?



-Identifying where our info comes from.

-Attribution who created the image. Where did you get it? (Photos etc.)

*Link the image of where you got the photo and or quote from.

Creative commons license: attach the right to their work.

Why do we cite sources?

-Build our own ethos

-Researchers can find your work and use your work.

To whom are we composing? Which “discourse community”?

-Group of people who have intellectual conversations.



“Representing AIDS in Comic”

MK Czerwiec is a woman that wears many hats she is a nurse, author, and artist. MK in February 2018 was publish in the AMA Journal of Ethics with a medical narrative “Representing AIDS in Comics” MK worked for many years as a nurse in the inpatient HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 in Chicago when she found that her best solution for coping with her emotionally demanding job was drawing and writing comic strips. MK author of Taking Turns: Stories From HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 is comic memoir of her personal journey as a nurse and how she found her artistic side aided her in coping with the death of many of her patients. Comic strips have been used for many years as a platform to inform and educate people on social and political issues some may say that the information being published is inaccurate. The Internet has become a vital source for many in researching information with one click of a button you can find virtually anything you want to know. The AMA Journal of Ethics is niched towards the medical and health care groups but anyone that is interested can gain access to the vital information that Published in the AMA taking place in our society.




The Internet has become vital resource for individuals to speak out by using social media and other platforms to inform as well as by doing personal research. By taking into consideration Andy Lippincott fictional character from the comic strip Doonesbury created by Gary Tradue in the late 70’s early 80’s to create an awareness of the HIV/AIDs epidemic which was associated in that era with homosexuality which was not accepted by many. By Gary using his platform as a cartoonist published in newspapers across America. Meanwhile, MK Czerwiec wrote a comic memoir Taking Turns: Stories From HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 which is her personal experience she gained as a nurse at the in-patient HIV/AIDS care Unit 371 in Chicago. Mk used her personal experience and artistic talent to inform persons on how she used art to cope with her emotional demanding job as a nurse. Gary and Mk both used comic strips to create an awareness of HIV/AIDS and how it affects people emotionally and physically. In our society we need individuals who are not afraid to speak out on political and social issues that our society faces as a whole.



Mk, Czerwiec RN,MA. (2018) . Representing Aids in Comic. AMA Journal of Ethics.


Feedback is always positive

Feedback is always a great thing to get from your professors at the beginning of the semester so you can apply the feedback and work on your weakness. I need to be less “wordy” and get straight to the point. I need to write from a personal  stand point and not be so research essay writing. I need to write personally based on my personal experiences. In unit 1 i was a  rusty grammatically and going into unit 2 i want to use less words and have a sense of personal ownership of my work. I want to become a better communicator in overall and in Unit 2 written and spoken.

Secondary Research questions

Week 5 Activity#2

Secondary Research questions:


  1. What is the significance of the music notes and the piano with Robert Waynes Myers?
  2. What is the significance of the black and pink colors in RoberWaynes panel?
  3. What is the connection with the carrots and rabbits with Jimmy Finley panel?
  4. What do rabbits and carrots symbolize (generally) to whom? Why?


In Loving Memory of Andy Lippincott

Andy Lippincott quit panel which is on display at the NAMES Project foundation located in Atlanta, GA. The quilt panel is approximately 70x 90 inches in dimensions. The quilt, which is hung on the wall at the NAMES Project Foundation is unique for a couple reasons first it does not have a block number and secondly because Andy Lippincott’s panel is the only quilt panel which has been dedicated to a fictional character. Andy Lippincott was a fictional character in the comic strip Doonesbury and was introduced in January 1975 by writer and cartoonist Gary Tradue.

The base color of entire quilt panel has a mixture of colors, which are rouge, blush pink, and turquoise. Dedicated on the first block of the quilt is a quote with Andy’s awards and achievements as well as a cartoon illustration of Andy Lippincott’s character in Doonesbury. In a rectangle shape box with a salmon pink base color outlined with a thin stitch of black fleece. Right side of the panel is a large cartoon image illustration of Andy’s Lippincott character from Doonesbury comic strip. On the left side of image in rather large black font that is written in black marker “ In loving memory of community leader, conservationist, author, Olympic medalist, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize! “ While Andy Lippincott and 1945-1990 is stitched with black fleece into the quilt.

The bottom portion of the panel is a comic strip from Doonesbury. The quilt panel bottom half has another rectangle shape box with royal blue base color in standard cotton with white standard cotton outline stitching. The comic strip has three rows vertical and eight rows horizontal. I spent an hour or so reading through the entire comic strip on the quilt panel. The comic strip presented on the quilt panel has a few interactions that Andy has with a few other characters from Doonesbury. Joanie Caucus while working with Andy is smitten but soon heartbroken when he confesses he is “gay”. Soon after Andy is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and doesn’t tell Joanie and she find out by another colleague. On one of the comic strips on the first row vertically and third horizontally is a conversation between Andy and Joanie that I found quite interesting. This is after Joanie found out he was in the hospital and is her first visit to the hospital. Andy is lying in hospital bed when Joanie asks, “ Andy, how can I help you through this? Is there anything I can do? Andy reply’s with, “As a matter of fact, there is, Joanie you could give me something that all the doctors and nurses in this hospital either cant or won’t do.” As Joanie holds Andy’s hand she says, “Anything, Andy, anything at”… Andy lying in the hospital bed holding Joanie’s hand says, “A bag of White Castle hamburgers”.

I found this dialog between Andy Joanie quite humorous and interesting because that fact that Andy is in the hospital and is very sick with HIV/AIDS and is still making jokes shows a lot about his character. I realized after reading the entire comic strip on the quilt panel that my emotions went on rollercoaster from sad and hopeless to laughing at Andy’s funny sense of humor.









Alexander, M. (Photographer).(2018, February 5). Andy Lippincott. Atlanta, GA: The NAMES Project Foundation.


Haltman/Prown Activities 2/15

What is an abstract aspect of Culture?

“Embodied Culture” is from the Haltman text.

-Norms “moral codes”






-interest/self interest



-How our panel embodies culture?


What are Multimodal Projects?

Is a conveyance linguistic, visual, aural, spatial, and gestural.

Linguistic: word choice,







Group C-

Mary’s: What’s present is the general description of the quilt, which is a foundation for a more detailed description. Its there to give the audience a sense of what details are to come. What’s missing are the nuanced details about the panel.

Stacey’s:What’s present are very detailed language, and the use of descriptive terms. The full name of the person is missing. With the name being absent you might assume that the family name meant little to the person making the quilt, or to the person the quilt is about.


Activity #2

Secondary Source Research questions.

-Who is Andy Lipincott?

-What does  Doonesbury have to do with AIDS in America?

-What is the significance of HIV/AIDS in Doonesbury?

-What does AIDS have to do with comics?




Essays in Material Culture

Essays In Material Culture by: Kenneth Haltman and Jules David Prown

  • Prownian Analysis – a means of identifying, analyzing and categorizing objects in Historical Archaeology.
  • Etymological– relating to the origin and historical development of words and their meanings.
  • Metaphysical- relating to metaphysics; the essentially metaphysical question of the nature of the mind.
  • Phenomenologically- relating to the science of phenomena as distinct from that of the nature of being.
  • Polarities- the property or characteristic that produces unequal physical effects at different points in a body or system, as a magnet or storage battery.
  • Intertextual- interrelationships relationship between texts especially works of literature.

Identifying an object

Understanding why an object holds historical significance. Once you identifying an object or text you need to understand the significant value it holds to you individually.

In order to have a better understanding of the significance of an object we need to find the polarity in the object such a hot/cold soft/hard life/death. When expressing your interpretation of an essay, you need to make sure you organize your thoughts methodically.

Material Cultural intellectual and sensory responses

As I read and analyze an essay and or image I need to keep in mind the object of a material cultural and the importance of choosing my personal view and linguistic wisely. How I interpret a visual object has to do with my personal experience because the way I interpret an image or text will not be the same another person will. By having a diverse cultural life experience you will have knowledge and a better way of articulating your interpretation of an object. By having life experiences and evaluating image or text remaining neutral, your audience wouldn’t feel that the author has cultural biased or critical assumption that was translated.

Evaluating Emotional Response.

When assessing an object I need understand the mental reasoning behind why an object or subject makes me feel a certain way and why. By understanding myself, it aids me with the ability to relate to the authors conveyance and my personal understanding of my emotional connection.

With that knowledge, I would understand why I have a emotional connection with an object and or subject.

Evaluating Research, Speculations and Creativity

By understanding an object culturally, intellectually, emotionally you then create your own understanding of an object. By comprehending the different metaphors and the relationship behind all the analyses and research you perceive then in return creates my own personal speculations. Narrowing your research in a simplistic direction helps you convey your message


Haltman and Prown- Summary and Thesis Statement.

In the “ Essay In Material Culture” by Haltman and Prown which they convey how scholars and students interpret an object and the significances of an object. As a matter of fact, when you pinpoint an object you first must be able to understand the significant value that object has culturally, intellectually, physically, emotionally and creatively. For instance, by having divers cultural life experiences you will interpret a  in-depth polarity material expressions of formal oppositions such as hot and cold  light and dark in an effective analytic assessment.  Haltman and Prown conveyed the significant value an object or text embraces culturally, intellectually, physically, emotionally, and creatively will define your interpretation.

Work Cited

Jules David Prown and Kenneth Haltman, eds. American Artifacts: Essays in Material Culture. East Lansing: Michigan State University, 2000.