‘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: I will be hosting an upcoming webinar out of the NNLM New England Region office on March 7th! This will be a quick and easy introduction to Graphic Medicine specifically meant for librarians, but will be of interest to others as well. You can register (for free!) here: Introduction to Graphic Medicine.

Call for Papers: The AMA Journal of Ethics is seeking papers for an upcoming issue focusing on Graphic Medicine. The full-call is quoted below:

The arts have long been used as cultivars of reflection and storytelling about health and health care. Like novels, short stories, painting, sculpture, and film, comics can convey poignant stories, deliver analytical depth, and offer interpretive alternatives to text-based ethical inquiry. The February 2018 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics will explore comics’ power to visually represent and comment on health care and health care experiences, guide patients’ and clinicians’ learning, and approach consideration of values in health care not only ethically, but aesthetically.

Manuscripts submitted for peer review consideration and inclusion in this issue must follow all Instructions for Authors and be submitted by 6 August 2017.

Articles & More… 

Webcomic: Can Free Pop-Up Clinics Save American Healthcare? via @TheNib

Webcomic: I’m Not the Perfect Cancer Survivor. But I’ve Learned to Live With That. via @mandosally

Related: More Comics from @AdamBessie – My Collected Comix Journalism

Webcomic: We’re Living in the Anthropocene Epoch via @TheNib (This is technically a Science Comic, but it would be naive to ignore the impact of global scale environmental change in medicine.)

Webcomic: Handsome… via @CancerOwl

Webcomic: #183: Line in the Sand via @Neomeruru

Webcomic: A Love Letter To All My Gay Firsts

Webcomic: Súmate a #StopPseudociencias #16.02.2017 via @mlalanda

Scholarly Event: Neurocomic and Beyond (at ASU EMERGE)

Scholarly Talk: “There’s no billing code for empathy” – Graphic narratives in medical education via @CEEPAoM

Animation: Animated film designed to help parents explain cancer diagnosis to their children

100 Must-Read Graphic Memoirs via @BookRiot

The Lay of the Lonesome Lung, 1881

Five Comics Depicting Immigrant and Refugee Stories around the World via @ComicsGrid

Raised on Ritalin: A comic book artist’s struggle with ‘being on a hard drug since he was 9’ via @tylerpage

Kurt Schaffert is helping teach a graphic medicine class at Dartmouth

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