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Mom's Cancer

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In this nonfiction work, Brian Fies and his siblings struggle to cope when their mother is diagnosed with advanced-stage lung cancer.

Graphic Goal
Fies uses abrupt shifts in style and focus: He imagines his family as warring superheroes or Mom as a game of Operation with the instructions ”Chemotherapy: repeat until better or dead.”

Comix Effect
Wry and poignant, Mom’s Cancer expresses the schizophrenic reality of dealing with a serious illness.