Sima Elizabeth Shefrin


Embroidered Cancer Comic

Review by Matthew Nielsen

Embroidered Cancer Comic by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin is a short comic  (graphic novella?) that’s an autobiographical retelling of Elizabeth’s husband Bob being diagnosed with prostate cancer. The comic’s panels are entirely made up of embroidered line art illustrations, and whilst this artwork can appear somewhat unrefined, it still holds a charm and doesn’t get in the way of the reader connecting with the short, heavy story. The scene where the doctor breaks the news still moves me upon reflection.

If you’re interested in reading this comic for yourself, you can find it online at Embroidered Cancer Comic .

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