‘This Week in Graphic Medicine’ highlights relevant articles (and tweets) about comics in medicine published during the week (Saturday – Friday). Links are typically presented without commentary, unless clarification of relevance is necessary, with credit given to those who flagged them up where possible. So without further ado… Matthew’s Pick of the Week… This week’s pick will be unsurprising, but I want to highlight the launching of the National Library of Medicine’s new traveling exhibit, “Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well Drawn“. This has been a long work in progress (2014!) and was created and curated by rock star of graphic… Read More
This week sees the publication of two new important papers on Graphic Medicine. Here are direct links to the online papers. The first is published with open access on the excellent Comics Grid website: ‘Graphic Medicine’ as a Mental Health Information Resource: Insights from Comics Producers Authors: Anthony Farthing ,Ernesto Priego Abstract Recent literature suggests that a growing number of comics are being published on health-related topics, including aspects of mental health and social care (Williams 2012; Czerwiec et al 2015) and that comics are increasingly being used in higher education settings as information resources. This article offers insights from comics creators… Read More
This panel from the 2013 Brighton Conference features Corinne Pearlman discussing the health-related work she has published through Myriad Editions and The Comic Company. Participating in the panel discussion are Myriad creators Woodrow Phoenix (Rumblestrip), Nye Wright (Things to do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park When You are 29 and Unemployed), Hannah Eaton (Naming Monsters), and Nicola Streeten (Billy, Me & You). Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with the audio of Panel 2B. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote presentation below.