My Multifocal Life
I was diagnosed with stage 3B metastatic lung cancer at the end of December 2011. After several years of chemo and scans, I’ve moved beyond the scary statistics to enjoy a “partial remission.” My graphic experiments (some gathered below), that strangely began with the diagnosis, help me confront the rituals and scenarios we insiders experience as habitués of Cancerland.
Cancer Gadfly posts in the Diary
New Ways to Talk About Cancer. I previewed some of my thoughts on lung cancer and my graphic response to the diagnosis in an interview with journalist Sarah Glazer on Cancer Commons. Read interview »
The Trauma of Diagnosis. This is the first article I’ve published on the cancer experience and how it is represented in graphic memoir. I’ve included many artists’ drawings and a few of my own. Download the article »
BC: Before Cancer
In the first flush of diagnosis and treatment–the so-called infusions–I made several drawings about
Did You Smoke?
When people learn I have lung cancer, I’m invariably asked whether I smoked. I