Alzheimer is a terrifying and awful disease. It is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. It’s difficult to see a loved one going through this. Glynnis Fawkes illustrate a single interaction with her mother and the reader quickly understand the devastating nature of the illness. It’s heartbreaking to see someone you love forgetting things as important as a wedding or a child, or as little as what day it is. This is a very touching comic. Glynnis is a very talented cartoonist and you should check out her other comics, whether on medium or other platforms.
Philippe Leblanc is a Canadian comics journalist. In his regular life, he improves Canadian medical education, and is the co-host of the Ottawa Comic Book Club. He reads alternative, indie and art comics at night and write about them for the Comics Beat.