This essay argues that we should judge the illustrations in a graphic novel (often a memoir) in the context of the entire work. Judging a work on its emotive effects and the values it expresses, we can consider the ways a graphic novel represents the experience of illness, disability, or injury.
Raphael, L. S., & Rowell, M. (2018, February 1). How should we judge the ethics of illustrations in graphic medicine novels? AMA Journal of Ethics. American Medical Association. https://doi.org/10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.2.msoc2-1802