Notes from a Sickbed


Product Details

Graphic Universe (Tm)
Publish Date
6.1 X 9.1 X 0.8 inches | 1.05 pounds
Library Binding

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About the Author

Tessa Brunton is an cartoonist and author based in Santa Cruz, California. Her first comic book Passage was nominated for two Ignatz Awards: Outstanding Comic and Promising New Talent. Her mini-comic Second Banana is a Best American Comics 2014 notable comic. Her comics have appeared in Bitch Magazine, Maisonneuve Magazine, The Comics Journal, and many anthologies.


"Being stuck at home on the couch with an endless illness should be an absolute nightmare, but somewhere between Tessa's unruly imagination and her dark sense of humor, she's created a surprisingly exciting, funny, and strangely uplifting world. A truly unique and wonderful book." --Julia Wertz, author-artist, Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City

-- (5/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Tessa's intimate, surreal, and impeccably composed diary comics invite you in and wrap around you like a warm quilt. Her work is a soothing balm for the chronic frustrations of living in a human body." --Lisa Hanawalt, creator of Tuca & Bertie

-- (5/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"This book is a gorgeous and necessary addition to the canon of graphic medicine." --Nicole Georges, author-artist, Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir

-- (5/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Tessa Brunton generously shares with us not only her struggle of living with a chronic, little-understood disease, but also her go-to skills for coping: a sharp wit and a rich, fabulously intricate inner life. And her drawings are gorgeous!" --Rob Kirby, author-artist, Marry Me a Little

-- (5/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Painfully real." -starred, Kirkus Reviews

-- (8/15/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Brunton's art is distinct and emotionally evocative . . . The memoir achieves its mission to communicate to readers the isolation of chronic illness."--Booklist

-- (11/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"An incredibly authentic and honest look at life with a chronic illness."--School Library Journal

-- (11/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"[A]lternates whip-smart humor with searing emotional honesty . . . a revelatory look into one person's experience managing a chronic condition."--Publishers Weekly

-- (10/10/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Notes from a Sickbed is a sympathetic, inspiring graphic memoir account of grappling with an illness."--Foreword Reviews

-- (9/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)