*Note that this week is coming 2 days early in light of the Comics and Medicine conference beginning on Thursday. I did not want to split news/updates from the conference into two weeks, so look for all of that on NEXT week’s post!*

‘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…

Articles & More… 

Event: What’s in Store: Comics & Medicine reception featuring Tatiana Gill

Upcoming NLM Exhibit: Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn

Kickstarter: Comics for Choice

Webcomic: My Parkinson’s Can’t Take Cartooning Away From Me via @TheNib

Webcomic: “The Kansas Experiment” Is a Failure via @TheNib (US politics, but hyper-relevant to social determinants of health)

Webcomic: The EHR Voyage – Episode 2!! via @Ink_Vessel

Webcomic: Haircut… via @CancerOwl

Scholarly: What is your neural function, visual narrative conjunction? Grammar, meaning, and fluency in sequential image processing.

Scholarly: Health Policy & Comics via @ComicNurse

Book Review: MPD for You & Me via @GraphicMedicine

High School Teachers Use Comics to Teach Classic Texts

The Most – A Blog Post by Mariko Tamaki

Annual Reminder that Graphic Novels are “Real” Reading

Palestinian Short-story Collection, Syrian Graphic Novel Make ‘Record’ List of PEN Translates Awards

For the Illiterate Adult, Learning to Read Produces Enormous Brain Changes

Why Visual Literacy Is More Important Than Ever & 5 Ways to Cultivate It

“I didn’t set out to do it, but what I had done was I made a comic”: Talking with MK Czerwiec, cofounder of the Comics and Medicine Conference via @ComicNurse

Webcomic fans, rejoice: Library of Congress is launching a new archive for you

Comics Are the Best Medicine via @SeattleWeekly

This Is What Superheroes Would Look Like With Realistic Bodies via @pfanderson

Our Summer Reading Recommendations via @LifeMMedia


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