* Short post this week – both because of the holiday season and little news, and because of the exhausting, draining week it has been for everyone ever inspired by artist heroes. I’ll see you all in the new year!

‘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… 

Webcomic: Comics 4 Health Coverage Facebook post(s)

Webcomic: Will Lovelace and Babbage Save the Economy?

Scholarly: Graphic Medicine: Best of 2016

Podcast: Interview With Colorectal Cancer Survivor and Artist, Matthew Mewhorter via @CancerOwl

The List of Best of 2016 Lists via @GraphicPolicy

Top 15 Comics (Elkin Reviewed) in 2016 (A number of graphic medicine titles here)

What Doctors Can Learn From Looking at Art

Thirty-One Days of CCS #27: Rebecca Roher via @RobCloughHighLo

I Give Mental Illness A Voice Through My Drawings via @MedNarrative

I Draw People’s Emotions That Can’t Be Expressed By Words via @MedNarrative

What superhero does the world need right now? A collaborative comics class exercise (from November) via @SarahBLeavitt



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