‘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 for the full conference program is now sold out. Our public programming will remain free and open to the public up the capacity of the Microsoft Auditorium at Seattle Public Library. A full listing of public programming can be found here!

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.

Articles & More… 

Note: If you are interested in seeing more about this year’s Medical Library Association meeting, check out the #mlanet17 results on Twitter. I have included all of the one’s related to comics in the tweets below, but there were great discussions about education, literacy, technology, data, and more – all of which are likely relevant to you if you are reading my posts. I will be writing up at least one blog post on my experiences sometime soon, so keep an eye out for that as well.

CFP: Call for Papers: Bodies/Borders in Jewish Women’s Comics

Storify: NNLM @ #VLC2017 and #RILA2017 via @Margotmal

Webcomic: We Don’t Owe Anyone An Explanation: Two Abortion Stories via @TheNib

Webcomic: BUT HOW: Comics on Parenting Advice via @MuthaMagazine

Webcomic: practice

Webcomic: A letter to a sad little boy via Bill Doan

Webcomic: Comic: The Story of the Jane Collective, the Women Who Started an Illegal Abortion Service

Book Review: Obsessively Complex – A Review of The Bad Doctor via @DNewmanStille

Book Review: New Graphic Novels Detail Personal Journeys and Twists of Fate

Blog: Lynda Barry on Family Circus

Bank of England staff studied Dr Seuss children’s books to teach them how to simplify their reports (Not necessarily comics, but illustrates an important point)

Announcing the new Journal of Rhetoric and Medicine

‘Comic Nurse’ Addresses Illness, Caregiving in Graphic Novel


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