‘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…
You’ll notice that this edition is a two-week collection – this time because I am barely staying above water with my workload. But I wanted to make sure to point out that the next month-and-a-half is a heavy period of holiday’s in the US. That means that these posts will become less organized in their posting date/time for a while. I love doing this – but you won’t find me writing up a blog post on Thanksgiving!
I will try to announce oddities ahead of time via Twitter.
Please take a few minutes to let Alice Jaggers and I know what YOU consider to be the most essential graphic medicine titles for library collections using the link below! Do keep in mind that, as a general rule, libraries are unable to purchase/circulate small print comics, zines, webcomics, and the like. There are exceptions, but we are working to develop a tool applicable to ALL libraries.
Matthew’s Pick of the Week…
This week, I invite you to take a look at our own MK Czerwiec’s blog – Happy Inktober! – and see just how far and wide graphic medicine is spreading! MK has been busy – even by academic standards – and I for one loved hearing about all these programs. You might also want to take an hour and watch the recording from a recent panel at UMass Medical School (link in the blog) that librarian Tori Rossetti put together as part of the school’s turn with the NLM traveling graphic medicine exhibit!
And, a second pick since this is a double issue after all, is to highlight that the enormous and highly graphic medicine supportive Wellcome Library has made their catalogue searchable! Now this may well not be new news or even a new feature, but it was highlighted this week and I want to do so as well. Here’s an example, generic keyword ‘graphic medicine’ search.
Articles & More…
Event: Graphic Medicine in Miami
Event: “Say AAHH!” #1: Graphic Medicine Roundtable & Comics Artists Party
Unbound: Girl, Unwired
Kickstarter: Feline Therapy Print Edition
Comics: Flu Facts Comics via @KCPubHealth
Webcomic: Still Life via @TheNib
Webcomic: Welcome to the Worst State for Women via @TheNib
Webcomic: Who Do Sanctions on Iran Really Hurt? via @TheNib
Webcomic: The Other Side via https://www.instagram.com/chelshotel/
Webcomic: Doctors and Fat Patients via @barrydeutsch
Webcomic: How To Remember Anything Forever-ish via @ncasenmare
Webcomic: Why Can’t I Fall Asleep? via @mike_natter [Instagram]
Webcomic: 10 Refreshingly Honest Comics About The Scary Thoughts New Moms Have (thanks for pointing it out @infobender!)
Webcomic (sort of): Rage and tears and love [Facebook]
Webcomic (Scholarly): Annals Graphic Medicine – Paused
Webcomic (Scholarly): Career conundrum
Webcomic: Nocturnal Guests
Scholarly: Comics as a tool for a narrative approach in early career counselling: theory versus empirical evidence
Scholarly: 704: Graphic Medicine’s Textual Transactions – at MLA 2019
Scholarly: Representations of Patients’ Experiences of Autonomy in Graphic Medicine (A GM CME!)
Scholarly (Comic): 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness
Scholarly: “I don’t even feel human anymore”: Monstrosity and Othering in Ken
Dahl’s Monsters.” (PDF)
Book Review: Syllabus
Book Review: Graphic Medicine Manifesto
Book Review: El Almanaque de Mi Padre via @GraficaMedicina
Book Review: Sordo via @GraficaMedicina
Book Review: Oh Joy Sex Toy Drawn to Sex: The Basics-Review
Okay, so this book is getting a HUGE number of reviews (you really should get it), but I will probably not be able to post them all. Just an FYI.
Book Review(s): Stories for Kids About Heroic Young Refugees
Interview: Meet Karmzah, a heroine with cerebral palsy and super powers
Interview: Interview with Jonathan Hill: Cartoonist, Illustrator, Educator
Interview: How Saga Comics Artist Fiona Staples Drew a Masterpiece
Blog: Listen to the Doctors: Graphic Medicine in Taiwan
Blog: UW Medicine graphic medicine event preview
Library: “Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn” traveling exhibit coming from the NLM to the UW Health Sciences Library!
Health Humanities: Docsplaining: Health Humanities Are Not the Canary in the Coal Mine
Video: Election Day: The Brain Science of Making Decisions
Video: Comic strip warns about human trafficking
Facebook: Kurt Shaffert draws MK Czerwiec at ReImagine NYC
Visual Disobedience: A Reading List
Graphic Memoirs and Novels That I’m Excited About Right Now
Stories Are Good Medicine: Literacy, Health, and Representation via @Sayantani16
The rise of graphic novels, from Sabrina to To Kill a Mockingbird
What’s appropriate for kids to read? There’s value in exposing them to the tough stuff.
How a doodle a day helped me survive first year without my wife
A Look at Black Women’s Reproductive Health in Comics
How Julie Doucet Taught Me to Make Art out of My Life
The Comic Books That Taught A Generation Of American Teens About The Holocaust
Can picture books meet the crisis in children’s mental health?
Comics Unfiltered: Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo
Is ‘Heroes in Crisis’ a Book for All Comics Fans?
Some great stuff this week! Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments below or tweet @NoetheMatt! Until next time…
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