‘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…

Special Mention…

What can I do? Collating a comic book for hard political times via @Mockduck

As everyone is surely aware, the United States held it’s presidential election this past week (November 8th) and in a horrifying turn-of-events has elected Donald Trump. I won’t take the time to discuss all the ways in which this is a travesty for not only the citizens of the United States, but also the world (particularly as it relates to climate change), I want to point out this response by the comics community. While the community at large has made a very loud show of their opinion in this election – as they should – this particular project seeks to illustrate concrete ways you can better our worsening reality through political action. If you are an artist, please consider reaching out and taking part. I firmly believe that equality and social justice are a matter for healthcare and this is a perfect opportunity to use the medium to spread that point.

Articles & More… 

Art and Reflection: #draw for #mentalhealth via @DoanWjd1

Full-Length Digital Comic: Malaria: The Battle Against a Microscopic Killer via @Init4Health

Comics: World of Viruses via @Init4Health

Webcomic: I call myself Queer. Sometimes I feel like a liar. via @TheNib

Webcomic: Rock the Chemo! via @CancerOwl

Video: Circle of Care Animation via @Professor_OJ

Political: What Are You Afraid Of?

Scholarly: Delivering Knowledge of Stroke to Parents Through Their Children Using a Manga for Stroke Education in Elementary School.

Scholarly: A Novel tool for Health Literacy: Using Comic Books to Combat Childhood Obesity.

Scholarly: Cartoon by “AB” of a Dentist Anesthetist Who “Ran No Risks”.

Scholarly: Theodore Roosevelt Chloroforming Uncle Sam “In the Hopeless Ward”.

History in the Making: BREAKING: March Book Three Wins National Book Award

Dark New Comic Book Explores a World Without Antibiotics via @Init4Health

Goodbye boring brochures, hello medical comics

Cartoon fun has serious stay well this winter message

The Sad Ghost Club Wants to Help People With Mental Illnesses Feel Less Alone

10+ Incredibly Sad Doodles That Will Break Your Heart

This 22-Year-Old Draws The Most Brutally Honest Cartoons About Mental Health via @ArttxAlliance



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