My mother was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer.
I made a comic strip about it.
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Mom's Cancer is the true tale of my mother's battle with metastatic lung cancer. The story describes how a serious illness affects patient and family, both practically and emotionally, in ways that I've discovered are very common. Many readers wrote to tell me how surprised and relieved they were to learn  they weren't alone.
Mom's Cancer began as a serialized Internet comic, with new installments added throughout 2004. Readership grew by word-of-mouth. People who needed the story found it and told their friends about it. In July 2005, Mom's Cancer won the comics industry's  Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic, a new category that year.
In early 2006, publisher Harry N. Abrams released a hardcover edition of Mom's Cancer, which unfortunately meant removing it from the Web. I'm very gratified by the reviews and recognition the book has received, and happy that my family's story is being used by medical professionals and reaching people I wouldn't have thought possible when I began writing it.
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My new book, titled Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, was published by Abrams ComicArts (an imprint of Harry N. Abrams, which published Mom's Cancer) in spring 2009.
Please check  my blog for the most up-to-date information about Mom's Cancer and my other projects.  If you'd care to e-mail me, I'd be happy to hear from you.