‘This Week in Graphic Medicine’ highlights news about comics in medicine published during the week (Saturday – Friday). Links are typically presented without commentary, unless clarification of relevance is necessary. So without further ado…
This edition of TWIGM is strange in that it covers the period of May 4th to May 15th. There was a death in the family that has upended routine here, so I apologize for the strangeness. Keep in mind that this means the next edition will also be strange as it plays catch-up to include the rest of this week (5/16 and 5/17).
Matthew’s Pick of the Week…
Since Free Comic Book Day came and went since the last installment, I thought I would use this space to highlight one of the comics contained in Our Favorite Thing is… My Favorite Thing is Monsters, a collection of comics by Emil Ferris and Fantographics FCBD book this year. The comic I suggest you read is titled “The Bite That Changed My Life” and if you don’t have the floppy from FCBD, fret not: you can still find it as published originally in Chicago magazine – www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2017/Emil-Ferris-The-Bite-That-Changed-My-Life/. The comic details Emil’s experience with West Nile Virus (among other things) and how that impacted her ability to create art. If you enjoy this short comic, I strongly encourage you to pick up My Favorite Thing is Monsters if you somehow haven’t yet. It is beyond deserving of all the awards it has picked up in the past couple of years.
A Special Highlight…
Junji Ito was a special guest at TCAF this year – a HUGE deal that has me so upset that I had to miss out. But that’s not the point. The point here is that you should seriously go read this thread about a discussion he did and pay close attention to the tweet I included below. Sleep should never, if at all humanly possible, be sacrificed. For anything.
Junji Ito: “Sleep is very important. Everyone get enough sleep. Many manga artists die young and it’s because they don’t sleep. Your best ideas will come to you when you’re sleeping. Please everyone get some sleep.”
— Minovsky (@MinovskyArticle) May 10, 2019
Queerying Graphic Medicine – Paradigms, Power and Practices – 11-13 July 2019 is getting closer! News about keynote speakers has been trickling in – check out more at the links below!
- Brighton keynote speaker announcement: Dr. Meg-John Barker
- Conference Keynote Speaker Announcement – MK Czerwiec
I am happy to share that registration for the conference is now open! You can find more information and register at this link! Pricing below:
- Early Bird Registration – £100 (available until 1st June 2019)
- Full Price Registration – £125 (from 2nd June 2019)
- Student Registration – £60
For further information please visit conference page on the Graphic Medicine site: https://www.graphicmedicine.org/comics-and-medicine-conferences/brighton-2019.
Articles & More…
Kickstarter: Morgan’s Organs #1-3 ~ The Anatomically Incorrect Adventure!
Indiegogo: REAson d’etre presents: TENS
Call for…: Visual Thinking: Drawing Exhibition
Call for…: 2019 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Conference Proposals
Contest: Department of Health Announces Dental Comic Strip Competition
Event: Registration for AMI 2019 Open
Event: Queers & Comics Conference
Event: Graphic Medicine: Ian Williams in Conversation
Event: “Approaches to Arts-as-Research Practice” Workshop
Webinar: SCR CONNECTions: Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine and Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals with Alice Jaggers [Not sure how stable this link is…]
Webcomic: Data Comic (on Cancer Research) via @biodhruba
Webcomic: Tx! MAG #31 [HEP C]
Webcomic: Oof via @Paula_JKnight
Webcomic: When Good Scientists Go Bad
Webcomic: Monsters in Love
Webcomic: What’s on Georgia’s Mind
Webcomic: Unboxing the Bitterness (2019): A Graphic Memoir on Grief and Chinese Funeral Traditions via @2b_tp
Webcomic: Germ Warfare: A Very Graphic History [I have feelings about this]
Webcomic (Scholarly): Annals Graphic Medicine – Dr. Mom: Haven’t Seen the Doc Yet
Webcomic (Scholarly): Annals Graphic Medicine – Almost a Doctor
Comic Excerpt: Il Fallait Que Je Vous Le Dise
Comic Excerpt: STATES OF MIND, a true story of mental illness
Book Release: Silver Wire by @Kriota
Zine: Like A Barrier Lifted: The Top Surgery Caregivers Support Zine
Zine: Sam’s Medication Abortion Zine
Scholarly: Drawing the mind: Aesthetics of representing mental illness in select graphic memoirs.
Scholarly (Blog): The Arts Dispel Medical Students’ Qualms About Dementia
Scholarly (News): How a master’s thesis is pushing the boundaries of scholarship
Book Review: Find all of Broken Frontier’s mental health related comics reviews here
Book Review: Psychotique, l’agonie du monde des fantasmes
Book Review: EL TEATRO DEL CUERPO HUMANO
Book Review: HABLA MARÍA. UNA NOVELA GRÁFICA SOBRE EL AUTISMO
Book Review: Cannabis: An American History – Graphic Journalism at Its Most Piercing and Commanding from Box Brown
Book Review: Guts
Interview: Inside the Margins: An Interview with Marianne R. Petit
Interview: Teresa Wong chronicles her battle with postpartum depression in her debut graphic memoir
Podcast: Secret Stacks Episode 52: We Am The Fool
Podcast: Circulating Idea 157: Tim Smyth
Library (News): Exhibit explores use of comics to tell stories of health and illness
Library: NNLM Reading Club Selection Guide: Mental Health (featuring Rx by Rachel Lindsay)
Blog: Reflect and refresh
Blog: Internal, external, enabling me?
Twitter: A comic on the power of sleep by Shigeru Mizuki
Twitter: Consider checking in on the #MLANet19 hashtag, where there were a few presentations on Graphic Medicine!
Twitter: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival took place last weekend! Check out the #TCAF hashtag feed for all kinds of great highlights – including plenty of graphic medicine!
There’s also a Twitter Moment for the TCAF Librarian & Educator Day!
Twitter: Lots of tweets about Shelley Wall’s presentation “Graphic Medicine as a Resource for Health Professional Education” under the #BPER tag.
Tumblr: Message in a Bottle Project
Viruses: The Ultimate Predators-an illustrated essay (collaboration with Club Sci Wri)
Cartoons are his tool to teach about health
Nursing artist-in-residence program helps build bridges between art and science
The Art of Surviving Medical Training: An Illustrated Journey
Medical Textbooks Overwhelmingly Use Pictures of Young White Men
10 Books to Read for Mental Health Awareness Month
ADHD: ‘The web comics that show what my life is like’
Best-Selling Author Max Brooks And Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Provide A ‘Very Graphic History’ Of Germ Warfare
The New Toolkit For Opening Up Your Memoir Writing
A Taste of Graphic Medicine: Camouflaged as Memoir and Medical Critique
Jeremy Whitley Announces THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP Will End with Issue #10
The Author of World War Z Is Worried About Germ Warfare
10 Canadian comics to read right now
Some great stuff this week! Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments below or tweet @NoetheMatt! Until next time…
Grace Crowley says
Thanks for mentioning Tx! MAG #31!