‘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…
Indiegogo: REAson d’etre presents: TENS
Call for…: Visual Thinking: Drawing Exhibition
Event: Queers & Comics Conference
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: Tx! MAG #31 [HEP C]
Webcomic: When Good Scientists Go Bad
Webcomic: Monsters in Love
Webcomic: What’s on Georgia’s Mind
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
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: 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: Guts
Podcast: Circulating Idea 157: Tim Smyth
Library: NNLM Reading Club Selection Guide: Mental Health (featuring Rx by Rachel Lindsay)
Blog: Reflect and refresh
Twitter: Consider checking in on the #MLANet19 hashtag, where there were a few presentations on 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
Some great stuff this week! Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments below or tweet @NoetheMatt! Until next time…