‘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…

Special Note

This post marks the 58th edition of This Week and with it comes some exciting news: beginning next week, these posts will appear directly on the Graphic Medicine blog. This is something that MK (aka Comic Nurse) and I have been discussing for some time and I’m glad that we have finally got it going! You can read a little more about the details here: http://www.graphicmedicine.org/intromatthew.

I am making sure to announce this loudly so that those of you who are subscribed to this blog, particularly those who see it via email, are aware. During October, the updates will be cross-posted, but after that, they will appear only on the Graphic Medicine blog. You will want to update your subscription accordingly. 

Articles & More… 

Kickstarter: Offhand: A Johnny Wander Collection

Crowdfunding: Crowdfunding Corner Extra: Like an Orange – Wallis Eates Introduces Her New Collaborative Comics Work Focusing on Brain Injury Survivors and Their Artistic Practice

Call-for-Papers: Mind the Gaps! The Futures of the Field (CSS 1st Ann Conference)

Event: ArtSci Salon/ LASER.TO presents: Narrating Neuroscience

Event: Design Philly Graphic Medicine Kick-Off

Event: Poems, Prose, and Panels: The Work of the Humanities in End of Life Care

News About this Event: Workshop to Address End-of-Life Care Through the Lens of Humanities

Book Launch: The Senses: A conversation with Matteo Farinella

Book Review: The Inflatable Woman via @GraphicMedicine

Book Review: “Trapped in the System.” Rev. of Sick, by Gabby Schulz, and The Hospital Suite, by John Porcellino. (from 2015)

Scholarly: “Comic-Grotesque Metamorphoses: Boundaries between Illness and Health in Ken Dahl’s Monsters.”

Scholarly: Discrepant Analysis and Bias: a Micro-Comic Strip.

Webcomic: Every time… via @CancerOwl

Webcomic: America’s Shameful History of Housing Discrimination via @TheNib

Webcomic: Rasmea Odeh: Woman Without a Country via @TheNib

Webcomic: It Only Masquerades As Entertainment via @TheNib

Webcomic: Ye Olde Wellnesse Bloggevia via @TheNib

Interview: Jim Ottaviani: An Italoamerican Science Comic Writer

Video: Ian Williams on Graphic Medicine at the Wellcome Trust Library

Blog: How a Bill Becomes a Wall via @anitafamilydoc

Blog: Comics and End of Life via @ComicNurse

Blog: Banned, burned, and now rebuilding: Comics collections in libraries via @AnUncivilPhD

Superhero comics can teach us a lot about disability representation

Sex, Politics and the Banned Books of 2016

Vancouver library goes graphic, picking cartoonist as writer-in-residence

Banned Books Week: Why are Illustrated Books Being Challenged More Than Ever?

Finding The Right Comic For The Right Kid


^ Important thread about balancing health and work

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