Longtime collaborators in Graphic Medicine, Alex Thomas and Gary Ashwal have had their asthma education comic, Iggy and The Inhalers, printed. Graphic Medicine is eagerly awaiting a copy. In the mean time, the collaborative duo have put the whole thing online here. The website teaches kids with asthma about asthma symptoms, asthma treatment, and asthma medications using comics, videos, and free downloads. Considering he is a board-certified pediatric allergist, and has spent a good deal of his adult life treating sick children, Alex Thomas, MD is a ridiculously good draughtsman. I’m jealous of his drawing skills. Gary and Alex… Read More
Alex Thomas and Gary Ashwal are the creators of Iggy & The Inhalers. Their collaborative work helps kids (and adults) learn about the pathophysiology of asthma and how to properly use their inhalers. Alex and Gary sat down with me recently to discuss their past, present and future collaborative work. You can listen to their presentation at the Toronto Comics & Medicine conference here. Their work appears on their website, Booster Shot Comics. And here is the asthma education video that Alex and Gary were making the morning of our conversation. It’s great, check it out!