GET A GRIP! is a column dedicated to exploring all the health issues that keep us from making comics in all its forms. Sure, musculoskeletal or nerve injuries are the first things that come to mind, but other states of health like asthma, addiction, cancer, mood disorder, epilepsy, chronic pain in any body part, and more, can wreck […]
If you’re anything like me, you might know little to nothing about epilepsy, let alone what a seizure is like as either the person having one or as an outsider. You can learn a great deal from websites epilepsy.com, but facts and studies are internalized all the more when you can experience the […]
Mis(h)adra is a hard work to criticize, largely because it’s so personal and so raw in its portrayal of the intimate. Iasmin Omar Ata is an epileptic and Mis(h)adra is autobiographical in that respect. Following Isaac as he struggles in college due to epilepsy, Ata has crafted a revealing work — not revealing of his […]
This was an SPX unlike any previous SPX, as the tumult of the outside world has reached even Camp Comics. But the welcoming spirit of unity and creativity was still there, and strang as ever.
PEN America has a section of comics called State of Emergency, and I’m sure you can guess what that refers to. Meg Lemke, Rob Kirby, and MariNaomi curated the section and it includes Whitney Taylor: Iasmin Omar Ata Dylan Edwards Thi Bui, whose memoir about her family’s journey from Vietnam The Best We Could Do […]