Visualizing End of Life Issues
RESOURCES – COMICS & GRAPHIC MEMOIRS
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
"In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents."
Marisa Acocella Marchetto
"What happens when a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, single-forever, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoonist with a fabulous life finds... a lump in her breast?"
The following comics are required and suggested texts for University of Chicago course KNOW 37015:Death Panels – Exploring Dying and Death through Comics, taught by Brian Callender, MD and MK Czerwiec, RN.
Ghosts: A Graphic Novel
Dancing at the Pity Party
Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371a
You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife
Ronan and the Endless Sea of Stars: A Graphic Memoir
By Rick Louis and Lara Antal
Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love
What to Do When I'm Gone: A Mother's Wisdom to Her Daughter
Suzy Hopkins and Hallie Bateman
Rosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir
Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park: . . . When You're 29 and Unemployed
Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me
Cry, Heart, But Never Break
Glenn Ringtved and Charlotte Pardi
Outbreak! Plagues that Changed History