‘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…
First, apologies for a lack of an update last week – as many of you know, I live with chronic pain, generally focused on my left leg. It dictates how much energy I have on any given day and sometimes that means doing less, including digital things.
That out of the way, this issue’s pick has to be the New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon! As you’ve seen over the years, the New England Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM NER) has been a champion of graphic medicine, what with the Graphic Medicine Book Club Kits, ongoing webinars, and even sponsoring a panel at MICE (Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo) on Comics and Medicine. Now they are taking things to a new level with a full day learning experience!
The full schedule is still to come, but some highlights include an opening keynote from Rachel Lindsay, author of the instant-GM-class, RX: A Graphic Memoir, a session on making science comics with Maki Naro, and a slew of sessions on GM programming, course development, and collection management. You can find the current list of presenters here. The event is geared to librarians, health educators, and community health partners and DOES require registration – with limited space, if you’re able to attend, you’ll want to register sooner-than-later!
For more announcements about the New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon, follow @nnlmner and #NEGraphicMedComicCon19. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Levin-Lederer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Full disclosure: I used to run the NNLM NER graphic medicine initiatives and am presenting at this event on collection management.
Articles & More…
Event: dotMD, Comics and Medicine
Event: ICAF 2019 Schedule
Webinar Recording: Medical Cartooning: It’s Like Medical Writing But with a Lot More Pictures via @metrokitty
Scholarly (Webcomic): Annals Graphic Medicine – Progress Notes: Cancer
Scholarly: The Great Wall
Scholarly (Blog): Graphic Medicine: Making Comics at NYU School of Medicine
Book Review: La Levedad
Book Review: Gender Queer
Book Review: A Fire Story
Book Review: Inside and Outside the Bubble
Book Review: A doctor’s life as a graphic novel
Book Review: Book Talk: The Lady Doctor by Ian Williams
Book Review (Video): Hey Kiddo Book Review with Related Classroom Activities
Book Review (Video): Small Things, Book Review and Art Related Activity
Book Review (Video): El Deafo Book Review, plus Why Graphic Novels Need to Be in the Classroom
Interview: The Momus Questionnaire — Ian Williams
Podcast: Episode 46- Charlie Adlard on being the Comic Laurette (shoutout to the GM conference in here)
Library: Comic Relief (Tufts)
Some discussion on this in the GM Facebook Group
Some great stuff this week! Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments below or tweet @NoetheMatt! Until next time…