Each year, approximately 1.5 million people in the United States and Canada are diagnosed with cancer. This is one family's story. When Brian Fies's mother was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer, he and his two sisters struggled with the effects of her illness and her ongoing recovery from treatment. Brian processed the experience in his journal, which took the form of words and pictures. The story that came to be known as "Mom's Cancer" first gained notice on the internet. It was posted anonymously, with the intention of sharing information and insights gained from his family's experience. Word of Brain's website spread, until it found its way to Abrams and, ultimately, a book contract. Since then his story has been nominated for the comic book industry's highest honour; an Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic, which is a category that was created with his work in mind.
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(151mm x 175mm x 17mm)
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
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Author Biography - Brian Fies
Brian Fies is a freelance writer and artist who lives in northern California with his wife, twin teenage daughters, and three cats. In 2005, his original Web version of Mom's Cancer was nominated for the Eisner Award in the category Best Digital Comic. This is his first graphic novel.