Monday, January 21, 2013
Amy Marash and her “cancer is SO FUNNY” Book & Blog
This is my favorite Amy Marash cartoon which she has entitled: “WHY COLON CANCER DOESN'T HAVE A GOOD RIBBON”
If you haven’t read Amy’s blog or seen any of her other cartoons, stop reading this right now and go to: http://cancerissofunny.blogspot.com/
What you’ll find is a great visualization of the cancer emotional spectrum: from fear to anger to confusion to despair to incipient hope to sorrow to sadness to courage…and I probably missed a few.
She selected some of her drawings for a wonderful book by the same name. If you know of somebody going through the agony of cancer detection/treatment, this book might help them. It might also help a caregiver or victim’s friend or somebody just interested in how an artist can create wonderfully evocative visuals in the throes of a life or death struggle.
My one complaint about her book is that it is too short. You can buy a copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Cancer-Is-Funny-Amy-Marash/dp/0557961386/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358553504&sr=8-1&keywords=amy+marash