Being a cartoonist and being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease (and subsequently receiving a chemotherapy treatment) can only mean one thing: expressing that experience visually.
Or so it is with me, anyway. Actually, I debated whether or not share this publicly, as it is obviously something extremely personal, and also something that does not actually effect me negatively in any tangible way (as you will learn below, it is strictly internal business).
The decision to make this little 7-page mini-comic/infographic is an awareness tool to whoever out there might find it. Perhaps for someone who was in the same boat as me, who was diagnosed with a chronic Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) rather out of the blue, and who went searching the information superhighway once they were told that they were going to begin a chemotherapy treatment to treat it. I think that expressing the experience visually represents myself a little bitter than making a YouTube video about the experience, or something similar.
Here was my experience (if you're seeing this on the homepage, click "read more" on the bottom left to see all seven pages):