Hello Graphic Medicine friends! I’m Dr. Michael Green.
I’m working on my annual article of the “Best of Graphic Medicine” for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA.) I would love to hear your recommendations for consideration!
What are your favorite graphic medicine reads published in 2022? Please add your recommendations to the comments below.
James Burns says
Can I humbly suggest my own? It’s on Kindle unlimited for free right now.
Last October, while taking a walk around my neighborhood, I managed to take a nasty fall, injuring myself in both physical (as well as psychological) ways. Who knew you could mess yourself up so badly, like that? This comic was written and drawn nearly in real time, documenting the fall, the diagnoses, and then the weird thing that happened to me during my recovery. It’s a story about how everything can change in an instant, if you don’t watch your step…
Dr Angela Plunkett says
Dear Dr Green,
My 2022 favourite is a graphic novel from Europe in my subspeciality, Palliative Medicine. It’s called Naasten (Loved Ones) by Melanie Kramenburg, Niek van Ooijen and Maaike Haan. I attach the link to the Dutch web page below.
With kindest regards and gratitude for your work from Australia.
Comic Nurse says
Hi – can you post that link? It didn’t come through on the comment.
Maria Baimas-George says
Childrens books written & illustrated for medical and surgical conditions!
Published in JACS (journal of the American college of surgeons) for a RCT showing improved comprehension, satisfaction and decreased apprehension (p<0.001 for all)
All books listed on website below!
Jeannie Mecorney says
I’d like to suggest Look Again by Beth Trembley. A fascinating read on trauma: the tricks, self-protections, and healing of memory told in a relatable drawing style. https://www.amazon.com/Look-Again-Elizabeth-Trembley/dp/1951491181/ref=asc_df_1951491181/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=564740195737&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7864369438246375488&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031924&hvtargid=pla-1643971016623&psc=1
Hi, I’d like to suggest Coming Home, a new anthology sharing veterans’ mental health stories. It’s published by UK charity Re-Live and is released on November 16th. More details here: http://www.re-live.org.uk/cominghomecomic
Michael Green says
Thank you all for these fabulous suggestions!
Anna Macdonald says
Hello! It would be nice if you would consider the two graphic medicine anthology book that were published this year by Marginal Publishing house.
Hospi-Tales: A Year of Stories from Alder Hey. All the stories in this book were written by young people on the wards at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, UK. We spent a year visiting and working with the young people on the wards, hosting comic making workshops there and then the GM team at Comics Youth illustrated their stories into the final comics you see in the book.
Mind Over Margins contains 17 commissioned 4-page comics from young people aged 18-30 telling their lived experience stories of their struggles with mental health as a marginalised person.