‘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…
Conference: Comics and Medicine Conference Marketplace Table Sign-Up
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: Feminists Should Support Decriminalizing Sex Work. Here’s Why. via @TheNib
Webcomic: Vulvovaginal Anatomy (NSFW)
Webcomic: Your Memory is Worse Than You Think via @TheNib
Webcomic: Comic 25 – Me Too! via @richstarkmd
Webcomic: PD Pundit: The Best Exercise for Parkinson’s via @dunlapshohl
Webcomic: A New Mother’s Dilemma: Does Asking Your Doctor for Help Make It Better or Worse? via @MuthaMagazine
Webcomic: Birth/Rebirth: Comics via @MuthaMagazine
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: Pocket Doodles: My First Year as a Physician, Installation #1 via @inHouseMag
Webcomic: My First Year Sober (may have been posted here before, but I can’t be sure)
Comic: “I Put the Can in Cancer: A Journey Through Pictures” by Christian “Patch” Patchell
Scholarly: Reaching Urban Female Adolescents at Key Points of Sexual and Reproductive Health Transitions: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study from Kenya.
Scholarly: Comic Arts Conference (SDCC) Poster Session
Scholarly: Comics as a Medium for Parent Health Education: Improving Understanding of Normal 9-Month-Old Developmental Milestones
Book Review: Graphic manual offers illustrated advice on mood disorders
Book Review: Neurocomic via @GraficaMedicina
Book Review: Escaping Wars and Waves
Interview: Bipolar Survival Guide: Interview With Ellen Forney, Part 1
Interview: In ‘Nonpartum,’ Local Comics Artist Tackles Motherhood And More
Interview: Ellen Forney, Megan Kelso and Raina Telgemeier on Process
Interview: What You Can Do With Comics, Humanities And Medicine [Interview with Professor Graham Matthews]
Blog: Truth in water: Communicating with webcomics
Blog: Drawings From Detention: Assisting Asylum Seekers via @anitafamilydoc
Blog: Boyhood/Manhood – how does masculinity play into my understanding of my body, my emotions, my mental state?
Facebook: Preview of a joint paper on “Jewish Motherhood/Unmotherhood”
Bibliotherapy: New research explores how reading affects eating disorders – for good and ill
Swapping Stethoscopes for Sketchbooks: Using Comics to Make Better Doctors
Swapping Stethoscopes for Sketchbooks: Using Comics to Make Better Doctors (picked up by Market Insider?)
Jefferson med students swap stethoscopes for sketchbooks
Autobiographical Comics about Difficult Writing Lives
How Do You Remember the Baby You Lost?
The Toothache: imagined by Horace Mayhew, realised by George Cruikshank, 1849
“It happened to me too” – A simple, yet powerful way to help others
Medicina Gráfica: donde se unen los cómics con la educación en salud via @xuanca
The best listeners are those who’ve known suffering, too
Incorporating humanities, arts, crafts, and design into curricula makes better scientists
Gus van Sant’s Semi-Surreal “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”
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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