‘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!

Librarian Brown Bag Registration open here!

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… 

Call for Submissions: Grab Back Comics (Sexual Assault Stories)

Event: Comics and Critique: Invigorating Critical Study of the Medium

Event: M.K. Czerwiec at Poets & Writers June 18th

Crowdfunding: Comics for Choice: Anthology for Abortion Rights

Webcomic: Prickly Bottom via @CancerOwl

Webcomic: The five stages of a cold via @diarysquirrel

Webcomic: Mom Body: Far, far more than just an Internet buzzword. (from 2015) via @TheNib

Webcomic: The Slavemaster’s Son via @TheNib

Webcomic: Nothing Feels Real When You’re Getting an Abortion via @TheNib

Event: Pint of Science: Comics, Humans and Technology in the Pub! 16 May 2017 via @ernestopriego

Facebook: TCAF Book of the Year (Graphic Medicine)

Facebook: Graphic Medicine at TCAF

Ted Talk: How Comic Books Can Transform Student Learning | Illya Kowalchuk | TEDxCU

Blog: The Book That Made Me Belong via @smhildebrand

Blog: Graphic Medicine at Toronto Comics Arts Festival via @GraphicMedicine

Book Review: Writers Recount Stories of Grief and Joy in Illustrated Panels

Book Review: The Return of the Honey Buzzard by Aimée de Jongh

via @GraphicMedicine

Graphic Medicine Conference Press from Cartoon Studies

Sara Kenney Talks Medicine & Morality in Surgeon X via @MedNarrative

Superheroes in Scrubs: Depictions of Nurses in Comics (from 2015, worth a share) via @mayorserrano

Collected miscarriage comics via @ootastic

The Inking Woman: Paula Knight – Showcasing the Artists of the Latest Exhibition at London’s Cartoon Museum via @Paula_JKnight


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