Graphic Medicine is an exciting book series from Penn State University Press. Curated by an editorial collective with scholarly, creative, and clinical expertise, the series is inspired by a growing awareness of the value of comics as an important resource for communicating about a range of issues broadly termed “medical.”
For medical practitioners, patients, families and caregivers dealing with illness and disability, graphic narrative enlightens complicated or difficult experiences. For scholars in literary, cultural, and comics studies, the genre articulates a complex and powerful analysis of illness, medicine, and disability and a rethinking of the boundaries of “health.”
The series is diverse in its approach. It will include monographic studies and edited collections from scholars, practitioners, and medical educators, as well as original comics from artists and non-artists alike, such as self-reflective “graphic pathographies” or comics used in medical training and education, providing a creative way to learn and teach.
Click on the covers below for more information and ordering details for each title.
Lead Series Editors
Susan Squier, Brill Professor of Women’s Studies and English, Penn State University
Ian Williams, Comics Artist, Clinician, Editor of GraphicMedicine.org
MK Czerwiec, Artist-in-Residence, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Michael Green, Professor of Humanities and Medicine, Penn State University College of Medicine
Kimberly Myers, Associate Professor of Humanities, Penn State University College of Medicine
Scott Smith, Assistant Professor of English, Penn State University
Questions or submissions? Contact Penn State Press:
Kendra Boileau, Editor-in-Chief
or the lead series editors: