A one-page strip done for a doc in Queensland, who needed a comic as part of his presentation to a conference of medical specialists.



He is interested in using the comics medium as an adjunct to communicating the experience of patients to medical professionals, who may, as we all know, become a bit offhand in their bedside manner. They are human, but patients are not bags of organs, blood and bone to be forensically inspected, either. In this strip, the Doctor asked me to convey a patient’s experience, of which I have a bit, particularly when I suffered an eating disorder. The compression of the experience into such a small space was not optional. I have done another strip that tries to convey the inner experience of living with an eating disorder, here.