Comic

Absence by Andy Luke and Stephen Downey

19 Responses to Comic

  1. Eric Arsenault says:

    Well done guys, my mom has epilepsy and even if its been many years since she talked about it to me and I believe she’s fine and that hey epilepsy medication is working, I will talk to her about it and show her this comic, it sounds like this illness could be such a heavy burden, and I just want to make sure she knows she can talk to me about this if she wants or feels like it.

    I will check out your other works guys, have a nice day.

  2. jason pedrick says:

    i like it, good job. i can relate ;)

  3. Bridgeen says:

    Absolutely Brillient. Well done Andy and Stephen. I’m really impressed you guys. I hope this gets the exposure it deserves.b.x

  4. Delia Tuohy says:

    You shared an earlier version of this with me …….. wow! Well done! Great result! Congrats!

  5. Howard says:

    I keep on going towards and then shying away from trying to approach this same topic. I’ve been in and out of the MRI tube again lately, to no real gain. Latest thinking is something like temporal lobe epilepsy, but no clear diagnosis yet, and I’m almost 35. It’s just exhausting spending so much time going back and forth.

    Thank you so much for this, though – beautiful piece of work.

  6. Sallieann says:

    I tell you what this is a fantastic piece of work, beautifully illustrated and spot on with the information, I would like to see this distributed to every school in the UK.

    Ive been waiting for someone to do something ‘cool’ and here it is Congrats all!!

    Sallieann
    Epilepsy Sucks UK

  7. Andrew says:

    Thanks everyone who has commented. What is making the months of work worthwhile is the quality of the response and the people engaging in conversation or passing on the link. So far it’s success really has been proven by that old adage, “one person can make a difference”. The networks rather than traditional press have proven the power. If you’ve passed this link on, thankyou for educating around and for making me feel less absent. (The app may be on the Apple store soon I hope)

    Sallieann – what a great name for a website – I’ll check that out. At the moment, the only edu mailing plan takes in NI colleges and unis. The response I’ve gotten is that of a clear need for copies for schools: staff and Key Stage pupils, and I’m going to try to think and work something out there. It’ll likely be SAE copies on request, rather than by blanket mailing list. Meanwhile, the download print is free fair use.

  8. 3am Wisdom says:

    This is just brilliant! Good work.

  9. Laura says:

    I found this hugely illuminating, having little knowledge of epilepsy. Thanks for making it – works beautifully as sequential art too.

  10. Belle Forse says:

    Oh wow, it is my 6yr old son who has developed epilepsy seemingly out of the blue but probably because of the meningitis he had 5yrs ago. He can’t speak very well and so can’t really tell us what is going on when he has “a turn”. This fantastic piece of work has given me an insight into what he is going through. Thank you so much for your honesty it has really brought a lump to my throat.

  11. Martha Cornog says:

    Check out Ian Williams’ website: http://graphicmedicine.org/. By all means send him this link and some background so he can post it on the site! There’s increasing interest now in medically-related graphic novels.

  12. varun dham says:

    Great work guys…! We need more people like you to spread awareness through your illustrations….

  13. Suzanna says:

    A good comic. I feel I’ve learnt something and I like the artwork and writing. There are a lot of invisible disabilities and maybe comics like these can make them better understood.

  14. AxioM says:

    Can I translate this comic into my native language?(I’m Thai) I wanna share this story to my epilepsy patients and others who can’t read English.

  15. Andrew says:

    Certainly. Under the conditions that no money is to change hands without consulting us, and if you can send along a copy of the translations so we’ve a view to disseminating this as well. (Under which your translator credit would be included)

    Regards
    Andy (drew(dot)lukeatgmail(dot)com)

  16. Great piece of work, it should be seen by everybody. The drawing is deceptively subtle, as is the captioning.

  17. Tom Hart says:

    I’m a cartoonist with epilepsy. Enormous grand mals. This is a nice story. I’ll order the print comic. Thanks guys.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s