‘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…

2017 Comics and Medicine Conference Information:

These links are meant to provide quick-jumps to Conference Info pages. Full information about the conference can be found on the Graphic Medicine website.

Registration is now open!

2017 Seattle Conference Sponsors

Hotel Information: Lodging in Seattle

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.

PathoGraphics Call for Papers: Paper proposals should include a title, a 300-word abstract (max.) for a 20-minute presen­tation, and a short biographical note with institutional affiliation (where appropriate). Abstracts and papers can be in either English or German. Please submit by May 31, 2017, to: pathographics@fu-berlin.de. The full-call can be found on the Graphic Medicine website.

Articles & More… 

Event: Graphic Medicine @ Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Kickstarter: Oh Joy Sex Toy: Volume 4 via @ErikaMoen

Kickstarter: Float: A Graphic Memoir About Anxiety

Webcomic: Graphic Essay: Betsy DeVos’ ‘School Choice’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. It’s a Return to Segregation. (Education level impacts health)

Webcomic: Believe (Backfire Effect) via @Oatmeal

Webcomic: BathroomBot: The Gender Defender via @TheNib

Webcomic: awkward moments in the fishbowl 2 via @TheBoonDocs

Webcomic: WE DOUBLED DOWN: On Two Moms Making a Baby with IVF via @MuthaMagazine

Webcomic: Really… via @CancerOwl

Webcomic: 20 Comics That Capture Life with Anxiety and Depression

Political Comic: If They Could Pay Us Less, They Would via @TheNib

Scholarly: They Are People First, Then Patients via @JournalofEthics (@mlalanda)

Scholarly: Comics: A step toward the future of medicine and medical education?

Scholarly: Cartoons on Facebook: a novel medical education tool

Scholarly: NNLM/NER Repository: Introduction to Graphic Medicine

Animation: Torrey Pines Trailer via @ComicNurse

Training: Comics and Visual Storytelling for Writers via @hutchowen

Interview: He’s blue, awkward; oh yes, and he’s a Yeti

Interview: Surgeon X writer on the real-life parallels in her dystopian medical drama

Roz Chast’s ‘Cartoon Memoirs’ Finds Comic Relief in a Neurotic World via @GraphicMedicine

The facts of life they don’t teach you at school via @DifferentShores

Graphic Novel Portrays Stories From Chicago’s First AIDS/HIV Unit via @ComicNurse

Eisner Awards Nominations 2017


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