Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Psychiatric Tales Comic: Schizophrenia

Darryl Cunningham has posted the chapter on Schizophrenia from his upcoming comic book exploration of mental illness, Psychiatric Tales. Also, here's the chapter on Bipolar Disorder.

Obviously, I'm intrigued by this use of the comic medium. From Larry Gonick's Cartoon History of the Universe to Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics and Google Chrome: Behind the Open Source Browser Project, to quirky but extremely effective hybrids like CommonCraft, the medium seems uniquely suited to taking the viewer through the "story" of understanding something by building up layers of concepts and making concrete visual connections. Or maybe I just think in pictures.

Also by Darryl Cunningham: The Streets of San Diablo on Act-i-vate.

1 comment:

Fugu said...

I am so totally stoked about this. I think he handled the cultural leprosy that's associated with psych diseases really well.