‘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…
This week, the picks were really quite simple make: go back The Nib Magazine on Kickstarter! As regular readers of this blog know, The Nib features nearly every single week (this one being no exception) – be it a comic directly about the experience of medicine or be it about the social, cultural, or political parts of life that directly or indirectly play a role in the experience of medicine. The platform for creators to share their experiences and the experiences of those they work with is invaluable, particularly as these are usually stories that get missed by more traditional publishing. So you know I’m putting my money where my mouth is, you should know: I am backer #8. Go do it!
Also, HUGE news from Ellen Forney: The University of Washington Health Sciences Common Book for 2018-19 is Marbles!
Articles & More…
Call-for-Papers: CFP – Special Collection: Creating Comics, Creative Comics
Kickstarter: Invisible Illness: Anxiety
Webcomic: In Search of Water-Boiled Fish via @okchickadee [This was damn near my pick of the week because of how wonderfully orchestrated this comic is, even if it is only “GM adjacent”. Seriously, read it.]
Webcomic: Vulvovaginal Anatomy (NSFW)
Webcomic: Our Sacred Little World of Dying
This publisher – spiral bound – on Medium seems to publish a great deal of graphic medicine, but I haven’t been doing great at keeping up with them since Medium has turned into yet another place with subscription requirements.
Webcomic: My First Year Sober (may have been posted here before, but I can’t be sure)
Scholarly: Comic Arts Conference (SDCC) Poster Session
Book Review: Escaping Wars and Waves
Swapping Stethoscopes for Sketchbooks: Using Comics to Make Better Doctors (picked up by Market Insider?)
Some great stuff this week! Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments below or tweet @NoetheMatt! Until next time…