‘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…
Thank you to Alice Jaggers for running the show the past couple of weeks! I had a good vacation – a family wedding and visit – and am feeling fairly rested. More relevant to you all, is that I’m back at This Week. I wanted to make sure to point out that since I didn’t do these the past couple of weeks, there is a high chance of duplication here to the past couple of weeks. I will try to avoid it but can’t be certain.
If you are another graphic medicine librarian and would like to talk about guest curating This Week in Graphic Medicine in the future, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! You can always find me on Twitter, but also you can email me at: Matthew_Noe@hms.harvard.edu.
I also want to make sure folks know that the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) is this weekend in Cambridge, MA (Oct 20 – 21)! I will try to track down a bunch of GM relevant stuff while there and will try to tweet about it too. Most directly important though is that a panel titled “Comics and Mental Health” is happening with A. David Lewis moderating a panel with Lucy Bellwood, Kevin Budnik, LB Lee, Rachel Lindsay, and Robyn Smith! Make sure to follow along on Twitter with @MassMICE and #micexpo2018 (I think).
Matthew’s Pick of the Week…
My first week back, I am going to put in what is probably my 80th plug for this comic, but now that it is on bookstore shelves, I want to make sure no one misses it: Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. You can check out some recent buzz about it, including an interview, below. I’d love to hear what you think of it!
My review: Matthew Noe’s Review on Goodreads
NPR Interview (Earlier): In ‘Hey, Kiddo,’ Jarrett Krosoczka Sketches Childhood, A Mom’s Addiction
Articles & More…
Kickstarter: Mind Control: A New Era Of Comic
Event (Reminder): Graphic Medicine at ReImagine New York
Event: 2018 Colleges of the Fenway Annual Teaching & Learning Conference (featuring @adlewis on teaching graphic medicine)
Degree Opportunity: MA in Medical Humanities and Social Sciences
Webcomic: The Pigeon
Webcomic (Site): Comics for the Chronically Ill
This one is interesting for GM to consider. Climate Change is absolutely a healthcare issue, so there’s that, but there is also a lot to discuss here about telling people things they don’t want to hear and finding ways to get them to listen.
Scholarly (Webcomic): Let us take care of the patient!
Scholarly (Webcomic): The secrets of keeping fit: exercising and healthy eating.
Scholarly (Webcomic): Of Microscopes and Metaphors: Visual Analogy as a Scientific Tool via @MatteoFarinella
Book Review: Behold! Autumn’s Quietus Comics Round Up Column
Video (Facebook): 2018 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities – Dr. Rita Charon
Library (Event): LibraryCon Live!
Library: Comics and Well-Being (libguide)
Library (Funding Opportunity!): Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries add a third grant starting in 2019
Interview (Narrative Medicine): Illness Narratives: Interview with Maria Vaccarella
Blog (Student): Exploring Graphic Medicine (Tyler Bills)
Narrative Medicine: Novel approach to medical care? Docs trained in storytelling
Narrative Medicine: Every Older Patient Has a Story. Medical Students Need to Hear It.
Some great stuff this week! Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments below or tweet @NoetheMatt! Until next time…