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.
Client: Dr. Shelley Wall
Media: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Date: April 2019
This comic went through several iterations before reaching its final stage. It was originally drawn in Photoshop, then the text was composited in Illustrator.
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