Dx: Medical Student is a weekly comic drawn by a junior doctor, which documents the trials and tribulations of medicine. Originally published in the UK Medical Student paper, now it’s a regular weekly online webcomic.
In this entertaining, reflective, and insightful talk from his workshop at the 2105 Comics & Medicine conference, doctor and New Yorker staff cartoonist Ben Schwartz tracks the history of doctors, medicine, and health as reflected in the single-panel gag cartoons of the New Yorker Magazine. He also shares reflections from a few fellow New Yorker cartoonists on medicine in comics, and tips for making a gag comic of your own. Keep an eye on your screen, there are over 200 comics in this presentation! If your browser supports Quicktime, you can watch it in the first window below. If it… Read More
Kun Kwak is a F2 doctor in Ophthalmology at Manchester Royal Infirmary. He is writing a comic called Dr Quack about his experiences as a junior doc. He contacted me to find out more about Graphic Medicine and we met up and chatted over a coffee. He hails from Korea and his comics, illustrated by a friend, are rendered in a manwha style. Last week he gave a presentation at the Grand Round in the hospital and blew the judges away, winning first prize. See the report of his presentation here. See Kun’s work on Facebook.
Elaine Will is a Canadian cartoonist who just completed a graphic novel entitled ‘Look Straight Ahead’ about a teen boy’s struggle with depression/bipolar disorder. You can read it online here, for the time being: http://blog.e2w-illustration.com It’s been getting rave reviews…Kevin Bramer of Optical Sloth said “for a first graphic novel, it’s damn near perfect” and that it was “required reading for anyone who knows someone dealing with mental illness.” It’s also in the current Diamond Previews catalogue. If it gets enough orders, it will be officially released in print form in November. Elaine is also planning another graphic novel that… Read More
Thanks to Andrew Godfrey for flagging up this comic about PTSD. Click on the image to follow the link.
Jorge Muniz is the artist/author of “Med”, an educational webcomic for any student in the field of medicine. Short, single panel snippets of information to enable students to remember vital information. He updates the comic at least once a week
Via Karen Green at Comic Adventures in Academia, a comic about getting a new heart by Houston artist Michael Bise. Chapter one is here and chapter two is here.
Another story on the trauma comic, this one by National Public Radio in which the entirety of the comic can be downloaded, is available here. I love NPR, but unfortunately, based on the headline, they have not read this great piece by Dylan Meconis on how NOT to write about comics.
Mike Keeper alerted me to his comic about Crohn’s disease, and Graphic Medicine is pleased to host this 12 page strip. Mike says: ‘Since being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2007, I’ve pilgrimaged, like so many others, on that long road toward the Mecca of consistent bowel health. So far, I’ve found the way to be not-so-difficult. I’m fortunate. Good doctor, relatively mild case. Still, what a frustrating, inexplicable disease Crohn’s can be! Embarrassing, slapdash, specific in its unspecificity. And that the origins of Crohn’s remain a mystery (i.e. we know what it *is*, just not *why* it is), a mystery even as… Read More