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Graphic Medicine

Finding the Literature: Recommended Databases

In addition to the graphic novels themselves, there's also a growing body of literature analyzing, critiquing, and discussing graphic medicine in the context of medical education, patient experiences, and much more. There are scholars in the field collecting and highlighting graphic medicine scholarship:

Scott McCloud's TED talk, Understanding Comics, is a brief overview of his work and comic studies. 

Open-Access Journal

Books on Comics

Autobiographical Comics
Comics and the Body
Comics and Critical Librarianship: Reframing the Narrative in Academic Libraries
Comics Journal #305
Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War
Death, Disability, and the Superhero
Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives
Disaster Drawn
Documenting Trauma in Comics: Traumatic Pasts, Embodied Histories, and Graphic Reportage
Draw Stronger
Experiencing Comics
Gender, Eating Disorders, and Graphic Medicine
Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels
Graphic Medicine Manifesto
Holocaust Graphic Narratives: Generation, Trauma, and Memory
Invisble Men
Making Comics
Making Comics
Medicine, Health and the Arts: Approaches to the Medical Humanities
Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness
Patho Graphics
The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics: Human, Superhuman, Transhuman, Post/Human
The Trauma Graphic Novel
Uncanny Bodies: Superhero Comics and Disability
Understanding Comics
Visual Metaphor and Embodiment in Graphic Illness Narratives
Who Understands Comics? Questioning the Universality of Visual Language Comprehension
Why Comics

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