"The Forward," a Jewish American online magazine focusing on politics, arts, and culture, recently highlighted my work on the weekly comic "No Tears: Life With FD." There's a video of me creating the comic strip. The video also shows David Brenner, executive director of the FD Foundation, talking about Familial Dysautonomia and how this comic has helped connect patients, families, and others beyond.
Read the corresponding article here: http://forward.com/culture/318404/sketching-life-with-a-rare-disease/ It came out wonderfully! I also love how I'm referred to as "Indy," like how reporters refer to interviewees by their last name. The only thing is that I don't live in Manhattan anymore, haha! Thea interviewed me in the midst of all my moving boxes! I made sure to warn her that she'd be walking into the middle of a tornado, but she was cool with it. You have to be prepared for some things, y'know?
All in all, it's been great to be involved with the FD community for so long, and to touch people with the comics I create. Hopefully this article and video will spread more awareness of Familial Dysautonomia.
And Boston Comic Con was a great success! Special thanks again to my friend Jennie Wood for sharing her table space! I got lucky and was on the corner of an aisle - more visibility! Also the AirBnB was AWESOME!!! I stayed with an older couple in what was practically a mansion. The bathroom alone was bigger than my room in Harlem. It was a whirlwind trip though, taking Megabus at 6AM going there, and this Daily Misfortune happened on the midnight bus back. I switched seats with the guy so he could lean on the window instead of me :P