New Graphic Medicine: Mar 2020

Here are the graphic medicine books coming out in March 2020. These lists will be about books that I have not yet read. If I have had the opportunity, I will let you know what I thought. If you have read one or more, please leave a comment about what you thought!

How I Broke Up with My Colon by Nick Seluk, The Awkward Yeti

Release Date: March 24, 2020

This book consists of 24 medical stories from people around the world. The Awkward Yeti has made comics for each story. They are not all about colon health. It includes x-rays, illnesses, injuries, and more. It will likely be humorous.


Mad with Joy: A Graphic Novel by Joris Vermassen

Release Date: March 24, 2020

This is a fictional book centered around siblings, Tom and Ellen. Ellen is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. They use humor throughout her diagnosis and decline. This is a translated version. The original was published in Dutch in 2014. 


The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp and Manuel Preitano (ill)

Release Date: March 10, 2020

Newly paralyzed Barbara Gordon solves Gotham mysteries while dealing with her new physical realities and working through the trauma of the injury. Based on reviews, it appears the depiction of a wheelchair bound person is thoughtful and well done. 


Blossoms & Bones: Drawing a Life Back Together by Kim Krans

Release Date: March 3, 2020

Blossoms and Bones is a graphic memoir from a journal as Kim Krans recovers from an eating disorder, addiction and depression. It is an example of using art to find truth and meaning. It includes themes of food, addiction, perfectionism, inadequacy, and infertility. The book is described as raw and unique.


(Thank you to P.F. Anderson for bringing Blossoms and Bones to my attention!)

The Phantom Twin by Lisa Brown

Release Date: March 3, 2020

This is a fictional book about conjoined twins who have a surgery to separate and one twin dies. The ghost of the twin appears to the survivor. I wasn’t sure whether to include this as graphic medicine or not. It depends so much on how much emphasis is put on the grief and new physical reality aspect. However I read a few reviews from people who received advanced copies. They described that grief and ableism are major themes of the book. Let me know if you agree!


If you know of any that I missed, leave a note in the comments! Thank you for reading. If you would like to support me financially, I have a Patreon.

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