‘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…
A few things to make note of this week!
First, please head over to The Nib and read Much More Than a Hooverville by Steve Teare. It is an exploration of how America’s homeless are organizing because the rest of the country is failing them on every level imaginable. If you need the connection to medicine explained, come find me and we can hash it out, but I feel it should be self-evident.
Second, Scott McCloud gave a lecture titled “Visual Storytelling, Visual Communication” on Thursday at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study! It was a hugely popular event (wait list was long I hear) and a lot of his talk was quite relevant to graphic medicine. In fact, there was a good representation from the Boston-area GM cohort! A. David Lewis and I both did some livetweeting during the event, which you can check out at the links here: @adlewis mccloud tweets and @noethematt mccloud tweets.
And finally, I want to let everyone know that I will be away for a couple of weeks after this post, BUT, This Week will not be on a break this time thanks to the latest member of the Graphic Medicine site team: Alice Jaggers! Alice, if you don’t know, is a health sciences librarian and has been working to develop collections and programming at her institution, while also maintaining a database of comics relevant to the field. She’s also posted a brief Introduction on the site this week. So a huge thank you to Alice for agreeing to take on these posts for the 10/5 and 10/12 editions!
I’ll see you all in a couple of weeks – and on Twitter, I’m sure, in the meantime!
Articles & More…
Call for Reviewers: Reviews on The Polyphony
Webcomic: So Thin
Webcomic: If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now [Loneliness]
Webcomic: Have You Seen My Glasses?
Book Review: A Graphic Memoir That Confronts the Weirdness Within
Book Review: Passing for Human by Liana Finck – review
Some great stuff this week! Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments below or tweet @NoetheMatt! Until next time…