Annals Graphic Medicine brings together original graphic narratives, comics, animation/feature, and other creative forms by those who provide or receive health care. They address medically relevant topics—be they poignant, thought-provoking, or just plain entertaining.
Using statistics, the story of Serena Williams’s pregnancy and experience with complications after delivery and her own apprehensions, Taylor discusses the issue of high rates of maternal mortality among Black mothers and what could be done about it.
This comic breaks down the concept of race historically, scientifically, socially and anthropologically to help readers better understand and discuss what people mean when they discuss race and racism.
Narratives of migrant dairy farm workers in Vermont. The Most Costly Journey is a collaboration between the Open Door Clinic, Vermont Folklife Center, UVM Extension Bridges to Health, UVM Anthropology, and Marek Bennett’s Comics Workshop.
Physician artist Shirlene Obuobi creates comics that reflect on her personal career path, following her through medical school and beyond. These comics explore topics including physician workflow, the difficulties of providing equitable patient care under the USA's current health insurance model, sexual harassment, physician wellness, and structural racism.
Created for middle and high school students, Let’s Talk About It: A Graphic Guide To Mental Health is a lively and educational 24-page comic book that destigmatizes the conversation around mental health. Created by mental health experts, educators, and cartoonists this comic provides knowledge and resources for students to help them be healthier and more resilient.
From the Center for Cartoon Studies. The goal of this concise and engaging 32-page comic is to provide a baseline understanding of the healthcare system so people can feel a little less intimidated by its complexity and cruelty, and more empowered to advocate for themselves and those they care for.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States at a moment when the wealth divide was at record levels: millions of people living paycheck to paycheck, uninsured and unhoused, in a country that is home to the most billionaires in the world. A collaboration of The Nib and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, In/Vulnerable captures both the shared experience of the pandemic and the ways it has laid bare the stark disparities that shape our lives.
A 12-page comic book on pandemic flu in multiple languages. Targeting readers of all ages, this story tells the tale of a family's experience with the 1918 influenza pandemic. It also explains what to expect in a severe pandemic and offers tips to help households prepare. This publication was created in 2016 in anticipation of a severe pandemic.
Graphic Medicine is a site that explores the interaction between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. We are a community of academics, health carers, authors, artists, and fans of comics and medicine. The site is maintained by an editorial team under the direction of the Graphic Medicine International Collective.
From the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), and the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table of the American Library Association (GNCRT), a Black Lives Matter comics reading list with a focus on Black Literature.