30 June 2009
I hate cancer
Our Cancer year by Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner is definitely not your typical comic book. It is a very emotional and sad comic that tugs at the heart strings. It's not everyday that your going to read a comic that deals with such a serious issue as cancer or death. As a consequence this comic book is not going to be read by your typical comic book reader, the 15 year old boy, but by a completely different audience altogether. A comic book like this can help many people deal with the pain of cancer in the family. The pictures and story help them realize that it is ok to feel certain emotions. The crazy part is that this is not the typical job of a comic book. Not very many people would think to look for a comic book for comfort and support on such difficult issues. Normally, it is men in tights fighting crime to save the world. It is comics like these that hopefully make the world aware that comic books are an art form not to be taken lightly.