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Murali, Chinmay and Sweetha Saji. "Is Educational Health Comics Graphic Medicine?." Gnosis Special Issue (2019): 166–79. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
BibTeX citation key: Murali2019
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Categories: General
Keywords: Autobiography, Illness, Medicine, Nonfiction
Creators: Murali, Saji
Collection: Gnosis Special Issue
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The visual turn in the field of health humanities has witnessed a proliferation of comics, among other forms of graphic arts, which engage with a plethora of issues concerning health and illness. Among these, graphic pathographies emphasize on vocalizing subjective illness experiences which are often neglected within the domain of biomedical discourses. Alternatively, educational comics aim at providing patients and caregivers with factual details about a specific disease. This article conceptually distinguishes graphic medicine from educational health comics in terms of their visual aesthetics, production, and reception. Drawing specific examples from select graphic pathographies and health information comics such as Ellen Forney’s Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me (2012),Brian Fies’ Mom’s Cancer (2006), and Kirsti Evans and John Swogger’s Something Different About Dad: How to Live with Your Asperger’s Parent (2010), the article also attempts to demonstrate the stylistic and formal differences between graphic medicine and educational health comics.
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