My mom was first diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2007, and she died on April 18, 2013. She had stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, which spread to her brain, lymph nodes and nervous system. These comics are about my experience dealing with that, starting with the cancer’s recurrence in August 2011. I hope they are helpful to other people out there who are dealing with similar things. For me it helps to highlight the humor in these situations, because otherwise it’s just too darn sad. Plus, a lot of funny stuff happens around cancer. And my mom was just a really funny lady.
My mom made comics about her cancer too– actually over 300 pages of them! I’ve compiled the first part, about her initial diagnosis through surgery, with my own comics about the end of her cancer from 2011-2013 into one big graphic novel. I’m currently looking for a publisher, and will keep you updated on the progress.
So, here are some of my cancer comics, in chronological order.
Pulling Through was originally published on Ultra-Sounds