‘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…

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… 

CFP: Special Issue: “Queer” as Noun, Adjective, and/or Verb

CFP: Visualize Health Equity

Podcast: Secret Stacks Episode 34 (features Graphic Medicine) via @SecretStacks

Podcast: Episode 228 – Ellen Forney via @vmspod

Webcomic: Suzie & Ray: The Nutrition Visit via @metrokitty

Webcomic: My Body and My Daughter: An In-Depth Analysis

Webcomic: A House Without Windows via @Marceellison

Webcomic: Medicine’s Woman Problem via @TheNib

Webcomic: Understanding Concussion (and more!) via @davidlasky

Webcomic: Late… via @ErikaMoen (Comic is SFW, but site is NSFW)

Webcomic: Oh Doctor, Doctor Help Me Please via @TheNib

Webinar: Running a Book Club: Tips and Tricks

Book Review(s): Graphic Story Reviews

Book Review: Mania – Nominally a Comic Book Exploration of the Negative Stigma of Mental Illness from A.L.Ex Studios via @BrokenFrontier

Book Review: Sunburning – Autobiographical Comics at Their Most Engaging and Quietly Uncompromising from Keiler Roberts and Koyama Press via @BrokenFrontier

The death of reading is threatening the soul

SDCC ’17: Comics as a Force for Social Change

In-Between Days: A Memoir about Living with Cancer (in LitMed)

Creators Discuss The Importance Of Libraries In Promoting Literacy

Comic strip depicting suicide upsets mental health advocates

Six personal health zines that might change your life

Comics in the Classroom: Beyond Maus and Persepolis


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