In July 2009, Ross Mackintosh learned that his father had contracted cancer. Beginning with the diagnosis, and taking us through the journey of his father's decline and eventual passing, "Seeds" is a touching tribute and powerful, autobiographical account of one man's experience, combining humor, sadness, philosophy and honesty.
A graphic memoir and adapted oral history of Unit 371, an inpatient AIDS care hospital unit in Chicago that was in existence from 1985 to 2000. Examines the human costs of caregiving and the role art can play in the grieving process.
What do you do when your outspoken, passionate and quick-witted mother starts fading into a forgetful, fearful woman? In this powerful graphic memoir, Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer's disease transformed her mother Midge--and her family forever.
To new mother Sachiko Azuma, her baby boy is the light of her life. Accordingly, she names him Hikaru, Japanese for 'to be bright.' Eager to raise her son, Sachiko gradually begins to notice that Hikaru seems a bit different from other children. He is reluctant to be held or hugged, and his growth and development appear slow. Sachiko's suspicions are confirmed when it is suggested that Hikaru, at a year-and-a-half, may be deaf. A specialist, however, reaches a different diagnosis: autism.
Finding medical- and health-related comics in the catalog
To find comics on medical topics, do an advanced search in the Mirlyn catalog, using the medical topic as one subject and the phrase "comic books" as a second subject.