This is Nuts comic title peanut allergy

An educational graphic memoir about my experience growing up with a life-threatening allergy to peanuts and other nuts.

The comic was originally intended to reassure parents of children with serious food allergies, but it evolved into a story that can provide insight to anyone interested in learning about food allergies.

Read the full comic here!

Client: Dr. Shelley Wall

Audience: Any

Format: Digital

Media: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Date: April 2019

peanut allergy anaphylaxis ambulance

Process Work

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This comic went through several iterations before reaching its final stage. It was originally drawn in Photoshop, then the text was composited in Illustrator.

References

  • Du Toit, G., Roberts, G., Sayre, P. H., Bahnson, H. T., Radulovic, S., Santos, A. F., … Lack, G. (2015). Randomized Trial of Peanut Consumption in Infants at Risk for Peanut Allergy. New England Journal of Medicine, 372(9), 803–813. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1414850

  • American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. (2014). Food Allergy. https://acaai.org/allergies/types/food-allergy

  • McCloud, Scott. (1993). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. HarperCollins.

  • McCloud. Scott. (2006). Making Comics. HarperCollins.