Mom's Cancer (2006) 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… 2006-03-01 Nonfiction Abrams Image
Book Review

Mom's Cancer (2006)

Details Release Date: Mar 01, 2006; Writer: Brian Fies; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Abrams Image

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.

Originally posted Mar 31, 2006 Published in issue #871 Apr 07, 2006 Order article reprints