‘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.

Conference Program now available!

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: Meet the Founders of the Field of Graphic Medicine: MK Czerwiec and Ian Williams

Webcomic: Well Illustrated: Childbirth

Webcomic: I’m Not a Robot via @TheNib

Webcomic (Political): Trumpcare: You Shall Not Pass via @TheNib

Storify: Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together: 2017 Symposium

Book Review: Yo, gorda

Book Review: First Aid for Drawing Injuries via @GraphicMedicine

Scholarly: Medical Humanities and Bioethics Conference Celebrates Research and Scholarship via @TheBadDr

Scholarly: Development and Pilot Testing of Theory Based Comic for Intrauterine Device Information [25A].

Facebook: Public Graphic Medicine Conference Poster

Interview: Interview with graphic novelist T.O. Walker, author of Not My Shame

Podcast: Dr. Michael Green asks his med students to doodle more in class

Women veterans are finally getting their due — in cartoons via @Cartoonstudies

The Xceptional Virologist & the EMMARS: The Real RAYBD-VAX Story (COMING SOON) via @VirologyComics

Life drawing: the boom in comic-book biographies

Meet the World’s First Comic Book Superhero with Down Syndrome via @INKS_ComicsJrnl

Comics Resources for Mental Health Awareness Week – From Laura Knetzger to Kim Clements, Rachael Smith to Ravi Thornton and Beyond via @BrokenFrontier

Mental Health Awareness Week – If You Do Just One Thing this Week Why Not Read and Share a Relevant Comic? via @BrokenFrontier


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