‘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!

Conference SCHED Program View

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…

Blog: FCE3043 – Introduction to Graphic Medicine, Summer 2017 [Internal Post]

Publishing Opportunity: HIV/AIDS Graphic Novel Contest via @UFHSCL

Event: Wombgenda Launch Party

Event: Body-Positive Figure Drawing with Tatiana Gill

Kickstarter: Brain Shoodles

Kickstarter: Comics for Choice

Webcomic: What Will Happen to Us? Four Cartoonists on A Life Without the Affordable Care Act via @TheNib

Webcomic: A Life in Comics via @Nsousanis (While not strictly speaking about medicine, this is absolutely about libraries and is wonderful)

Webcomic: Snake Pit – Notes on Adolescent Depression and Suicide via @CaraBeanComics

Webcomic: Life via @CancerOwl

Scholarly: Annals Graphic Medicine – Draw the Line

Podcast:  New Podcast Episode: Keeper of the Clouds and Seattle Preview via @GraphicMedicine

Scholarly: Annals Graphic Medicine – Anatomy of a Donut Hole via @AnnalsofIM

Book Review: Health Affairs ‘Taking Turns’ Mini-Review via @jebylander

Book Review: RICK 2 via @GraphicMedicine

Book Review: Boobage via @GraphicMedicine

Book Review: The Magical Medical Mystery Tour via @GraphicMedicine

Book Review: “The Things That Scare You”: Dominique Goblet’s “Pretending Is Lying”

Facebook: New Whiteboard Video from Booster Shot Comics

Facebook: Comics and Medicine Conference Program and Notebook!

INTERVIEW: ‘Surgeon X’ creates world on brink of medical collapse

In graphic memoir, children’s author aims to show adults what they don’t see about death

What watching Star Trek can teach you about scientific integrity [Not comics, but certainly relevant!]

Cartoonist Eleanor Davis Captures a Shifting America in You & a Bike & a Road


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