by Soph Myers-Kelley Monzusu, illustrator and curator of the stories in this book, is a Japanese adult with ADHD as well as a parent of children in the “gray zone of developmental disorders” (2). She created My Brain Is Different: Stories of ADHD and Other Developmental Disorders, because she had such a hard time finding the stories of regular, neurodivergent people when researching for herself and her children. At the time she wanted “a frame of reference, real examples of how I should raise my sons, and to see stories of people with my condition holding down a job,… Read More
Today’s podcast features a presentation by cartoonist Tyler Page from the 2015 Comics & Medicine conference in Riverside, California in which he describes the ways making comics helped with his ADHD. Tyler Page is working on his first graphic memoir, Raised on Ritalin: A Medicated Memoir. He tells us how making comics helped him manage his ADHD. Keep an eye on your screens because Tyler shared his many slides, and the images are matched up to his talk. Graphic Medicine News Penn State University Press announces the release of Peter Dunlop Shohl’s graphic memoir My Degeneration, available now. I’m hoping to interview Peter… Read More
Sixteen-year-old Evi Tampold, a Toronto-based cartoonist, created this wonderful work for the 2015 Comics & Medicine conference, which was themed “Spaces of Care.” Evi presented this comic at the conference with her mom and editor, educator Carol Nash. The Hallway Closet literally refers to a closet in her house where Evi would go as a child when her ADHD felt out of her control. Her mother Carol would stand outside the closet until Evi said calmly that she was ready to come out. Though she became very tearful as a 16-year-old recalling her childhood time in the closet, Evi also cites it… Read More
This work in progress is being serialized online. Chapters 1-3 were published as a zine in Summer 2013. Chapters up to four available as of this posting here.