Spotlight: Prick: I Have Melanoma, Pt. 1

by On Brian Kelley On December 8th, 2021 a dermatologist removed a mole from my back. Less than a week later, I learned that I have melanoma. Confronting melanoma through comics is my first real concerted step inside of the realm of graphic medicine–not because it is self-indulgent, but because it is a channel that helps me grapple and survive what is happening alongside the support of family and friends. Drawing, quite literally, was my first friend. There is an intimacy with drawing. It can feel like you are touching the soft edges of something or someone. Drawing allows me … Continue reading Spotlight: Prick: I Have Melanoma, Pt. 1