Our project partners, Graphic Medicine, have been busy collecting COVID-19 comics since the early days of the pandemic.
Even before the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 15, 2020, MK Czerwiec and Alice Jaggers, co-owners of the Graphic Medicine website, had started curating dozens of coronavirus webcomics.
The collected comics are posted in 8 categories: educational, vaccine-specific comics, ethics/social justice, comics about caregiving, comics by patients, coping & humour, historic, and non-comic resources.
Founder of GraphicMedicine.org, Dr Ian Williams, coined the term ‘graphic medicine’ for the name of the website in 2007. Since then, the site has continued to explore the interaction between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare.
The site is made up of a community of academics, health carers, authors, artists, and fans of comics and medicine. Several COVID comics have been posted on the site since the curation started last year.
Graphic Medicine also publishes in Spanish and Japanese, and run the pathographics project
Featured images are obtained from https://www.graphicmedicine.org/
I am a trainee communications researcher with a background in journalism. My research interest is in health communications targeting disadvantaged groups. I studied international media framing of COVID-19 for my MA. My current research interest is in identifying online media contents which can be powerful triggers of public health behaviour change.