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Science  20 Nov 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6263, pp. 906-907
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad5288

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That a major university press would publish a series of graphic novels may come as a surprise to those who think of these works as comic books on steroids, offering plots about superheroes to younger readers. But, according to Arthur W. Frank, this conception of the graphic novel is entirely outdated. In this review, Frank discusses two titles from the new Pennsylvania State University Press "Graphic Medicine" series: Aneurin Wright's Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park… When You're 29 and Unemployed and Peter Dunlap-Shohl's My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson's.