‘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…

A Note on the Future of This Week In… 

As of this post, this blog has been running weekly for 1 year and six days – that’s a little exciting right?! That said, I am giving a great deal of consideration to what the future of these posts will be, especially as my time grows more and more accounted for. (If you have ideas about the future of these posts, PLEASE reach out to me! 

In the coming weeks, I am going to attempt to scrape through all of the past year’s posts and compile some statistics and perhaps a master links list. More on that to come. In the meantime, I took to Twitter early to share some thoughts about the future of the Tweets section of these posts:

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Link to the thread

So while I will still grab what tweets I can easily find, and from a few folks whose accounts are always important to the field, expect to see a smaller number of them on these posts each week. Help me out by tagging anything you see or share related to graphic medicine

I also want to once again note that while I try to capture as much non-English language as possible here, I could never grab it all. I can usually get a fair bit of Spanish language thanks to the great folks at @GraficaMedicina, but other languages are going to remain few and far between. Again, if you see something, let me know! Now on to the good stuff…

Articles & More… 

Zine: What’s Up, Doc? via @pfanderson

Webcomic: Breast Self Exam [NSFW] via @ErikaMoen

Webcomic: GMOs Are Making an Agricultural Crisis in India Even Worse via @TheNib

Webcomic: History is Happening: Four Cartoonists on Organizing and Activism via @TheNib

Webcomic: Why Don’t You Just Pick One? My Life With a Biracial Identity via @TheNib

Webcomic: The PD Pundit: He’s Only Trying To Help via @dunlapshohl

Webcomic: They Look Great! via @CancerOwl

Webcomic: Let Them Pee (Facebook Post)

Comic: My Journey With AIDS (part of a UF collaboration) [PDF]+

Scholarly: Arts-based interventions in healthcare education

Scholarly: Health Literacy: Cancer Prevention Strategies for Early Adults.

Scholarly: Prevalence and Predictive Values: a Micro-Comic Strip

Scholarly: Sharing and Healing Through Storytelling in Medicine

Podcast: 037: How to Learn with Justin Kreuter via @bloodbankguy

Facebook: Brian Fies upcoming event poster

Event: MEDstudio@JEFF’s Graphic Medicine PART I/III: How Should We Communicate In The Visual Age? (Film + Panel Discussion)

Teacher’s Guide to “The Best We Could Do”

Excerpts from Graphic Medicine #1

Comics in the K-12 Classroom: An SDCCEL Reflection

Why D.C.’s escape artist Mister Miracle is the hero we need right now

Trades, Runs, Variants, and More: A Guide to Comics Terminology

Two Comics Artists Draw Their Ways Through Depression via @nicololosaurus

Powerful Graphic Novels for Middle School

Why Are Med Schools Requiring an Art Class?

Hello World – A Collection of Things Comics Curated by J.D. Lunt via @lizargall

Medical student drawings via @StefanTigges

Try Dora, not Pooh: Storybooks with human characters instead of animals better for learning, study finds


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