Panel Borders: Mom’s Cancer

Panel Borders: Mom’s Cancer

Starting a month of shows about medical comics, Panel Borders is proud to present a talk given by cartoonist Brian Fies about his web comic / graphic novel Mom’s Cancer, recorded at last year’s Graphic Medicine conference in London. Brian talks about the history of the comic, his experiences of working on a strip with such emotive content and his thoughts regarding the comics medium as a whole as a method for helping people deal with medical and life threatening situations.

Excerpt from Moms Cancer by and (c) Brian Fies

Excerpt from Moms Cancer by and (c) Brian Fies

For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: Official Mom’s Cancer website
Graphic Medicine website including info on the 2010 conference
Read Brian Fies’ blog posts about his trip to London and Graphic Medicine 2011

Listen to Philippa Perry talk about her therapy graphic novel Couch Fiction
Listen to Alex Fitch interview Darryl Cunningham about Psychiatric Tales and his other work

Info about the 2011 Graphic Medicine conference, 9-11 June 2011, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago

Recommended events:

International Alternative Press Fair 2011, week 2

Saturday 28th May – 13th June 2011
Free Exhibition
Stripburger – A Taste of Slovenia’s Premier Comics Zine

Orbital Comics, London
Artists, workshops, talks and more TBC

Monday 30th May – 5th June 2011
Exhibition and Events
New Gallery, 92 Peckham Road, London
Including a film night, storytelling, poetry and zine sleep- over! With a live printing event at the end of the week. (Artists TBC)

Monday 30th May – 5th June 2011
Exhibition/ Live collaborative art project
Sassoon Gallery, 213 Blenheim Grove, London
For more info about all the events taking place at International Alternative Press Festival please go to