Here are the graphic medicine books that came out in October 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!
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Kimiko Does Cancer: A Graphic Memoir by Kimiko Tobimatsu and Keet Geniza (ill.)
Release Date: October 6, 2020
This is a graphic memoir about being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing treatments. Kimiko Tobimatsu critiques mainstream cancer narrative while being a part of it herself. As a “young, queer, mixed-race woman” she provides a new perspective on the breast cancer experience (from publisher description). You can hear the Graphic Medicine podcast interviewing the creators at https://www.graphicmedicine.org/new-podcast-episode-kimiko-tobimatsu-and-keet-geniza-on-kimiko-does-cancer/.
The Third Population by Aurélien Ducoudray and Jeff Pourquié, translated by Jeremy Melloul
Release Date: October 15, 2020
The Third Population is the newest book from the Penn State University Press’s Graphic Medicine series. This book offers an exploration into a unique psychiatric facility, La Chesnaie. The patients are treated with humanity and respect to a much greater degree than other facilities. This book provides an empathetic view of mental illness and a new perspective on how it could be approached.
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