‘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… 

Event: Comics and Medicine: A FREE Librarian Brown-Bag Session!

Kickstarter: Float: A Graphic Memoir About Anxiety

Kickstarter: Comics for Choice

Blog: Debriefing on #GoldMtg and #VMST2017 [Internal Link]

Blog: Comics and Medicine 2017: Unpacking Building Stories via @lldiedrich

Webcomic: What’s in the Health Care Bill? via @TheNib

Webcomic: Hate Mowing Your Lawn? Good! Don’t Do It. via @TheNib

Webcomic: A GoFundMe Campaign Is Not Health Insurance via @TheNib

Webcomic: American Women Are Reclaiming The “Plan C” Abortion Method: A Comic

Webcomic: Surgeon’s Assurance (Kurt Shaffert)

Webcomic: You should’ve asked

Webcomic: The 13 Most Irritable Bowels Comics via @TheAwkwardYeti

Webcomic: Born of pain, filled with power – a teenage girl’s art that confronts in order to heal

Scholarly: Cartoon versus traditional self-study handouts for medical students: CARTOON randomized controlled trial.

Storify: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival – #TCAF #GraphicMedicine session tweeting & misc relevant tweets~ Curation by @nxtstop1 via @nxtstop1

Storify: 7th Annual Conference on Values in Science, Medicine, and Technology

Book Review: Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain): a graphic memoir with balls

Book Review: Keeper of The Clouds via @GraphicMedicine

Book Review: A review of M.K. Czerwiec’s Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 (Graphic Medicine, 2017) via @DNewmanStille

The Power of Digital-Comic Therapy in Schools

Comics, the King of Libraries

Threats force cancellation of trans cartoonist’s Halifax book launch

Comics find new heroes in the lab

Hannah Berry: “Livestock: probably my last ever graphic novel”

Director’s Commentary – Gareth Brookes on A Thousand Coloured Castles

Stories of Illness/Disability in Literature and Comics (CfP, Berlin, 27-28 October 2017)


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