‘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, you may have already seen my pick, as it has made the rounds quite a lot – including from me saying that “if you read nothing else” you should read it. I stand by that. The pick is, Healing Alone, by Dr. Isabel Hanson and Safdar Ahmed, a comic published in The Guardian that shares the story of a first-year doctor and a widowed patient in the hospital. If you’re unfamiliar with just how fraught our medical education systems are (be in the US or the UK), this comic may shock you. If you are familiar, you may find yourself nodding along – or, like me, you may find yourself aghast all over again as the colors and expressions in this comic tell a familiar story in a way that hits you right in the heart.
This comic has spurred a TON of conversation among groups that normally don’t host much discussion on comics, including r/medicine with this thread. Forewarning, I got about halfway through before I had to give up – some folks seem to see NO issue with the hazing, burnout, abusive culture of medicine.
Brighton Conference – Graphic Medicine 2019
Remember, conference proposals for this year’s Graphic Medicine conference – Que(e)rying Graphic Medicine: Paradigms, Power, and Practices – are due on January 31st! Find all the details of the CFP here: www.graphicmedicine.org/brighton-conference-2019-call-for-papers.
Articles & More…
Funding Opportunity: Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries
Crowdfunding: Barking by Lucy Sullivan
Webcomic: The Only Kids Are Alright
Webcomic: 28 Not 82
Webcomic: The Garbage Truck
Book Release: The Lady Doctor
Upcoming Book: Making Comics by Lynda Barry (!!!!!!!!!)
Scholarly: Drawing on the NHS
Scholarly: Partha Kar: Stan Lee’s lessons for the NHS
Scholarly (Video): SciVizNYC 2018 Presentation: Matteo Farinella
Book Review: Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos
Book Review: Neurociencia Y Comic
Revisit: Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Teacher Roundtable (2016)
Instagram: Comics Cancer
Twitter: Gallery at Duke on Graphic Medicine
FYI This Week in #GraphicMedicine is likely to be tweetless again this week because of this. I am so sorry.
— Matthew Noe (@NoetheMatt) January 18, 2019
Some great stuff this week! Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments below or tweet @NoetheMatt! Until next time…