Alex Demetris got in touch recently. He’s working on a comic about Lewy Body Dementia. It looks very interesting and I can’t wait to see more (there is a printed copy in the post to me!).
This is what Alex has to say about his project:
‘Having produced numerous cartoons and short comic strips over the past six years, last autumn I decided to enrol on an MA in Illustration at Camberwell College of the Arts in order to explore fully my interest in producing a longer narrative comic. In 2007 my father had been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, and it occurred to me that this would be a good subject to base my work upon.
The result was the 28 page comic Dad’s Not All There Anymore. It is based on my family’s experience of dealing with the condition, and is intended to show clearly the issues that arise with this form of dementia, from the physical and mental symptoms that affect the immediate victim to the care issues that affect family and friends. Dad’s Not… also touches on our experiences of residential care, and is intended to provide accessible information on Lewy body dementia, a condition that is less well known than other causes of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease.’
Visit Alex’s website http://cargocollective.com/