© 2019 Jenny Chin

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

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.