mother was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer.
I made a comic strip
My Blog (news
about me and Mom's Cancer)
© 2003-2006 Brian Fies. Please do not use without permission.
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.
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
In early 2006, publisher Harry N. Abrams
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.
Please feel free to
write with any questions or comments:
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.
check my blog
for the most up-to-date information about Mom's
and my other projects. If you'd care to e-mail me, I'd
be happy to hear from you.