Comics and Narrative Medicine
Graphic Medicine – resource site for graphic illness narratives
Graphic Medicine Course Module – by Michael Green on the National Library of Medicine site
A. David Lewis’s Graphic Medicine Course Syllabus
Wonderful, illustrated writeup of 2015 Graphic Medicine Conference – Lorenzo Servitje
Sketchnotes from the 2014 Graphic Medicine Conference – by Shannon Loomer
Roundup of 2014 Graphic Medicine Conference – Whit Taylor in The Comics Journal
Introducing Graphic Medicine by the Bad Dr. & Comics Nurse – on the NY Academy of Medicine
Intro to Taking Turns by the Comics Nurse
Article on Graphic Medicine at Brock University, Canada
Article on Graphic Medicine in Doctor’s offices – from U Chicago News
Graphic Medicine to share illness experiences on college campuses – Brock University
Temple Student Makes Cartoons to get through Med School – Graphic Medicine
Mike Natter drawing for Med School Lessons
Review of the Bad Dr. and Graphic Medicine Anthology – NYTimes
Talks from the 2014 Graphic Medicine conference – on YouTube
How comics are improving doctor practice – from the BBC
Article on comics and medicine – in the Conversation UK
Strip Aids and its sequel Strip Aids USA – anthology AIDS comics
Death talks about Life – Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean AIDS comic narrated by Death from Sandman
Blue Pills – a Positive Love Story – French comic on living with AIDS (translated)
Comic project with kids on dealing with HIV – Cardiff University, South Africa
Tom Hart’s devastating comic on loss of 2 year old daughter – webcomic
Tom Humberstone’s comic on dealing with Crohn’s disease – amazing 24 hour comic
Dr.’s perspective in comics on treating patient with Crohn’s disease – in the Guardian
NYTimes article on addressing Asperger’s Syndrome using comics
Dad’s comic on Down’s Syndrome for his son
Daughter’s Comic “Close to the Heart” on day of her dad’s death (U of Dundee) & PDF version
Article – How Graphic Medicine Humanize healthcare
Article on comics as Graphic Medicine – great overview
List of 10 Graphic Novels that made Graphic Medicine – MedScape
Mike Keeper’s comic on Crohn’s Disease – via graphic medicine
Document on Graphic novels addressing illness narratives
Good bibliography of comics dealing with disabilities – blog
Graphic memoirs & novels.pdf – provided by Columbia U’s Marsha Hurst & Pat Stanley
Scott McCloud post on future of comics – including role in narrative medicine
Article summing up conference on comics and medicine – in Toronto
Ellen Forney’s Marbles – memoir on bipolarism
Article on bipolarism & Forney’s Marbles – in Huffington Post
Talk/Article – Sketching as Therapy in Ellen Forney’s Marbles
Tyler Page’s Raised on Ritalin, ADHD in comics
Michael Bise’s Life on the List – comic about being on the waiting list for a heart transplant
Article on Narrative Medicine (no comics) – from the Journal of the American Medical Association
Article on using comics to prevent surgery errors – in Medscape Today
Dr. Michael Green’s comic on preventing surgery errors – article/comic
Podcast on Diversity in comics: race, gender, sexuality… – on the Comics Alternative
Tumblr Better-drawn – comics by people dealing with long term mental or physical illnesses
Joe Ollman’s comic on dealing with his father’s death – at The Comics Journal
Online Comic on Depression – Hyperbole and a half
How Comics represent Depression – from pencil-panel-page
Roundup of comics dealing with anxiety & depression – from Go Comics
Short list of comics dealing with health issues – blog Die Awesome
Article Manga as Medical Tool – NYTimes
Paula Knight on responding to ‘do you have children?’ – infertility comic
Paula Knight’s comics on fertility, miscarriage, and childlessness – from her site
Luchie comic on being introverted – lovely
Kriota Willberg examination of EC comic on cancer – insightful
Adam Bessie & Dan Archer on Pink Ribbon Envy – Brain Cancer comic – from the Nib
Adam Bessie & Marc Parenteau comic on Medical Marijuana for Cancer treatment – on Fusion
On using comics to help students with autism – we are teachers blog
Drawing Autism – a visual tour by kids w/autism – on Brainpickings
Learn about Social Stories/comic strip conversations to help autistic people
Pat Grant’s comic about his father – powerful piece…
Comic about dealing with Rape & Sexual Abuse – from Nina Burrowes – the cartooning psychologist
Erin Williams on Trauma/Body – The Believer
Designer working w/Mayo Clinic on patient narratives – from Arcade
Cartoonist Julia Wertz on dealing with Alcohol and Depression – from
Interview w/ Ian Williams founder of Graphic Medicine – in GP Online
Comics on Postpartum moms – Scary Thoughts
Comic on motherhood and cartooning – by Rina Ayuyang
Comic on traumatic birth – by Jessica Carew Kraft
Call for articles on intersections of comics and mental health – Asylum Magazine (Sept 2014)
Rachel Masilamani’s “The Subject” & Spontaneous, Inevitable, Habitual – in Mutha Magazine
Ryan Alexander-Tanner’s comics interviews with on miscarriage – on
Kate Waldman on Comics & Mental Illness (Marbles, Swallow me Whole…) – in Slate
Site for public service Comics with Problems – archive
The Comics Nurse – when comics and health care converge – Mayo Clinic site
Dr. Michael Green’s comic on addressing end of life issues – from annals of Graphic Mediicine
comic on becoming a mom – from Guts magazine
Illustrated interview on the Human Biome – Graphic Medicine site
Stuart Campbell – “these memories won’t last” – dementia animated comic
Lisa Wilde – comic on dealing with her mother’s dementia – Mutha Magazine
Medical info for kids – Medikidz Comics – medical organization
Graphic Medicine resources from Matthew Noe @ Lamar Soutter Library
Webinar introducing Graphic Medicine by Matthew Noe
Some articles by Sathyaraj Venkatesan on Graphic Medicine

Health Education
Prepping for Zombie Apocalypse with comics – by Matt Finch on the CDC’s Zombie Preparedness comic
Article on Sci-Fi Comic to teach kids about Immune system – CBC
Educational comic on battling dysentery in WW1 – The Invisible War
Akane Shimizu’s Cells at Work! – Penguin

Comics dealing with war/trauma
Graphic Novel helps Navy corpsmen cope – from the LA Times on “the Docs” – produced by the Navy
Article on the Navy’s “The Docs” – for helping Navy Corpsmen cope with Trauma
Online copy of the Navy’s “the Docs” – for dealing with the stress and danger of the military
Interactive Comic-Game for training for soldiers in Afghanistan
Comic artist embedded with US military in Afghanistan starting in 2010.
War is Boring : war correspondent blog and cartoons, with tagline, “we go to war so you don’t have to.”
Comics go to war : A look at several comics written from war situations.
Afghanistan embedded comic journalism
Course on wartime comics – article in
Karen Green article on Ritual Suicide/War – on comixology
Health Care Reform explained in Graphic Novel Form – by Jonathan Gruber
Comics as propaganda – and other aspects
Propaganda comic in Granada – produced by CIA in 1983-4
Comics as Propaganda in Cyprus & US – from Bleeding Cool
Article on how the Government used comics as propaganda – from
Jeet Heer on Comics as Cold War Propaganda – the New Republic
Book the Comic Art of War study of military cartoonists – McFarland Press
Book comics and world wars – Palgrave
Chilean how to read Donald Duck – imperialist ideology in the Disney Comic
Comics from the Real Cost of Prison Project – PDFs
Article on comic helping imprisoned youth return to life – from Bleeding Cool
Article on children’s comic Azzi in Between on refugee status – from Playing by the Book (children’s books blog)
Comic on a refugee’s story from Iran – Red Cross website
Website for Comics for Heroes – site to donate comics to soldiers/others
Comic of soldier’s recovery after Afghanistan in DC hospital – Daily Beast
Comic recounting veteran’s struggle with returning home – by Jess Ruliffson
Jess Ruliffson story of veteran addressing suicide bomber – in Boston Globe
Sketches and stories of returning soldiers by Richard Johnson – in Washington Post
Cartoonist/Veterans project – When I Returned – Center for Cartoon Studies
Kate Polak on teaching Deogratias (detailing the Rwandan genocide) – from Hooded Utilitarian
Leela Corman comic on PTSD – from Nautilus
Leela Corman comic on healing – her Tumblr
Comic – I made my rapist breakfast – on the Nib
Comic dealing with Human trafficking/Nigeria – PDF
Harriet Earle Comics, Trauma and the New Art of War Mississippi U Press
Hillary Chute Disaster Drawn Harvard U Press

Blind Reader Comics

A Study in Comic Books, Accessibility, and the Visually Impaired Reader
Ilan Manouach’s Shapereader Textured comic for blind readers! – very cool
Ilan Manouach’s Shapereader for blind readers featured on hyperallergic
Article on Manouach’s Shapereader by Bill Kartalopoulos on 50 Watts
Article on Life: a comic for the blind – fantastic idea, hope it opens new possibilities
Liana Kerr’s textual, panel-by-panel description of Watchmen – for blind readers
Guy Hassan’s Comics Empower audio for Blind Comics Readers – on Graphic Policy
Mexican comic in braille – from Cool Hunting
Interview with Georgia Webber on her comic Dumb about damaging her vocal cords – in Paper Darts
Dack Virnig sign-reading Calvin & Hobbes for hearing impaired
Unseen – audio-comic about a blind assassin
Marvel makes braille comic about blind football player