Heads up! This week included #WorldMentalHealthDay and so there are a HUGE number of tweets below, and hundreds more I’m sure I never saw. I included some of my favorites, but please, please send me any I missed you think I should add.

Heads heads up! Because I will be out-of-office on Friday, the usual posting day for these, I am posting 1 day early, on Thursday. That means next week’s post will include some catch-up items, should anything pop up for the 14th. Thanks for reading!


‘This week in #graphicmedicine’ highlights relevant articles (and tweets) about comics in medicine published during a the week (Saturday – Friday). Articles are typically presented without commentary, with credit given to those who flagged them up where possible. So without further ado…

Articles & More… 

Podcast: IndiComix Ep. 46: Tyler Page & ‘Raised on Ritalin’ via @TylerPage

Podcast: The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 91: “Live! The Psychology of Harley Quinn with Jimmy Palmiotti”

Webcomic: Finding Her Nerve (Scientific American) via @Visual_Linguist

Webcomic: Why you should find out how your GP votes – cartoon via @TheBadDr

Comic Release: Diabetes Type 1: Origins Comic via @RevolveComics

Creator Highlight: Dr. Z : An unintentionally semi-autobiographical account of my medical education. As told by zombies.

Author Interview: Type 1 Origins: Talking Comic Books with Partha Kar

Author Interview: Five Months in the NICU

Author Interview: ‘Madaya Mom’ Tells The Story Of A Mother Of 5 Living In A Syrian Town Under Siege

Book Review: Review: Type 1: Origins (Internal link)

Book Review: Real Life Superheroes: Marvel’s Newest Comic About a Syrian Mom, Struggling to Survive via @adlewis

Diabetes patients helped to cope with condition though new comic book

Cartoonist refuses to be defined by disability

These Comics Nail What It’s Really Like To Live With Depression And Anxiety

Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Teacher Roundtable via @ComicNurse

New superhero designed by Dr Mayank Patel and Dr Partha Kar launches lifesaving campaign against diabetes

Beyond Dead Weight: Redefining my practice as Visual Artist and Carer (guest post, Rachael Allen)

Disabled entertainers call out industry for only casting non-disabled actors in comic book adaptations


Comic focus: International conference to put Canadian comic research on the map

Representation and Health 101: CAGE! and Addressing Harmful Representation

Dr. Andrea Letamendi Goes Under the Mask

Menstrual Matters: Comics teaching young women about periods


Some great stuff this week! Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments below or tweet @NoetheMatt! Until next time…