Tag Archives: Brian Fies

Drawing the chemotherapy chair

Juliet McMullin California, USA   Brewing Chemo. By Matt Freedman, Relatively Indolent but Relentless: A Cancer Treatment Journal. Copyright© 2014 by Matt Freedman. Reprinted with the permission of The Permissions Company, LLC on behalf of Seven Stories Press, www.sevenstories.com. “Arrangement in Grey and Black” is a panel from Brian Fies’ comic Mom’s Cancer (2006). Objects […]

Life is a game: visual metaphors in Brian Fies’s Mom’s Cancer

Sathyaraj Venkatesan Anu Mary Peter Tiruchirapalli, India   Figure 1. Fies, Brian. 2006. Mom’s Cancer. New York: Abrams Image. Motivated by a “desire to give meaning to the lives lived in uncertainty”1 and illustrate the experience of enduring an illness, the creators of comics often resort to visual metaphors that render a patient’s physical and […]

Graphic medicine

Ian Williams Wales, United Kingdom   Mom’s cancer by Brian Fies Introduction In case you have not noticed, graphic novels have been cropping up in literary reviews that would have previously been the reserve of prose. Thanks to the UK broadsheet newspapers, which have been championing the graphic form for a good 10 years or […]