My mother’s death opened a door from my childhood that I thought had been shut tight. Much of what came out was in the form of drawings, as if certain feelings had been preserved in amber. These images became Lacunae, a graphic memoir of grief, abuse and ultimately, healing.
Below is chapter 2: my father has been paralyzed from the waist down in an automobile accident. After five months in the hospital, he’s allowed to come home.
An earlier version of Lacunae was serialized on the website MUTHAMAGAZINE.COM. My previous graphic book is Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look at High School, about the second-chance high school where I’ve taught for the past 20 years. If you’d like to purchase a copy of Lacunae, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.