* This week includes items from 11/24 and 11/25, as those were holidays in the U.S.*

‘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 Announcement:
 The 2017 Conference Announcements page for the 2017 Graphic Medicine Conference in Seattle, WA, USA is now live! This is the perfect opportunity to connect with likeminded scholars, artists, librarians, and others – and of course, a chance to promote YOUR awesome work! Keynote speakers include Rupert Kinnard, Georgia Webber, and Hillary Chute – check out their amazing work by following these links!

Articles & More… 

Highlight: How art helped a man cope with mental hardship, from OCD to the death of his sister via @DoanWjd1

Crowdsource Project: The App – a comic book about technology and grief

Comic: CheMystery via @AtomicUniverse

Comic: December 2016 Ramsay comic strip, or Why We Need Neighbours @CalgaryHester

Webcomic: Why Is the Great Barrier Reef Dying? via @TheNib

Webcomic: Health Capsules by Bron Smith

Webcomic: Social care crisis? What crisis? – cartoon via @TheBadDr

Webcomic: What would a smartphone health check say about you? – cartoon via @TheBadDr

Webcomic: For Gus: How Far Would You Travel to Say Goodbye? via @TheNib

Podcast: In the Trump Era, Comics Become a Protest Tool via @TheTakeaway

Book Review: Review: The Adventures of the Regatjes Volume 1 – Vaccines (Internal Link)

Book Review: A Few Brief Reviews from Good Comics Winter 2016 Catalogue (Internal Link)

Book Review: Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love by Jim Ottaviani & Dylan Meconis via @GraphicMedicine

Book Review: Something Terrible by Dean Trippe via @GraphicMedicine

Book Review: Digital Art Therapy: Material, Methods, and Applications

Scholarly: Quantifying and Visualizing the History of Public Health Comics via @ComicNurse

Scholarly: Difficult Doctors, Difficult Patients: Building Empathy.

Call for Submissions: All Is Not Well – Comics About Care. Call for work. via @GraphicMedicine

Call for Submissions: SDP Announces All-Trans Comics Anthology! Call for Submissions! via @ScottMcCloud

Podcast: Bookmark: Nicola Streeten via @NicolaStreeten

British? what’s that? via @TheAstralGypsy

Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon

AI Machine Attempts to Understand Comic Books … and Fails

Comics Artists Take You Inside the Free Health Clinic at KeyArena

Academia and storytelling are not incompatible – how to reduce the risks and gain control of your research narrative. via @MatteoFarinella

100 Women 2016: Female Arab cartoonists challenge authority via @ComicsGrid

CONTRAPORTADA. “Reflexiones… en precario”, por Mónica Lalanda

The acid attack survivor who became a comic book superhero via @ComicsCrusader

Japanese govt. unleashes controversial secret weapon against syphilis… kids’ cartoon character Sailor Moon

Representation and Health 101: Returning

University of Michigan Graphic Narrative Discussion Group via @pfanderson

Comics from APHA and NCHCMM Conferences via @BoosterShotCmx

Native Superheroes Battle Old Stereotypes at the First Ever Indigenous Comic Con

The Sad Case of Waiting Room Willie (from 2014)

Cartoonists offer comic relief to children in hospital

Tips for Pitching a Comic via @MelGillman

How to deal with the emotional triggers that stress you out

Enter Naruto: Kage Bunshin and Medicine (from 2012)



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