In this two volume collection, Joel Craig documents, through a simple but clear and effective visual language, an honest account of his motivation to enter nursing, his frustrations with colleagues, the joys – and the drudgeries – of his life as a general medical nurse. Reminiscent of Miriam Engelberg’s Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person, Joel’s work also depicts entertaining comedic mind wanderings which reveal the absurdities of life in health care. In this case, Joel discusses his frustrations and aspirations with his imagined dream colleague, Nurse Madonna (as in Material Girl, not religious icon.)
Joel also depicts his interpretation of “what exactly a nurse does” in stark, refreshing visual language.
Enjoyed Welcome to Nursing HELLo and look forward to more volumes from Joel Craig!