Dr. Yemi Sanusi writes fictional stories about the internal workings of the human body so that people can learn more about what goes on in their bodies in a fun way. In 2011 she published a book, Heads and Tales, which focused on malaria.
“When a young cell, Bain, is sent by the mother-body to take command of the yet-to-be-born baby Eva, his limited experience makes him unsure of what to expect. Faced with the daily challenges of maintaining a healthy human body, he has a lot more to contend with when intruders like bacteria and malaria agents invade his much coveted territory; and want to run Eva’s body as theirs!”
She studied Medicine and Surgery at the University of Lagos and has a Master’s degree from Lagos Business School, Nigeria where she is currently based. She says that she tells stories about diseases, especially those in Africa, highlighting ways of preventing them, because she believes that people would be better empowered when they know what really is causing their ailments.
Inspired by Graphic Medicine, Yemi has recently decided to start making comics from her stories. Undeterred by a lack of art training, she has made a strip using stick figures and simple graphics software. Here is part one of the comic. You can download parts 1-3 at the bottom of the page.
Download parts 1, 2 and 3 of the comic as a pdf here: Project Baby comic – complete