Coming soon to Kickstarter from creator and editor Nadia Shammas is CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments.
Physical, mental, chronic, short term — illness takes many forms. Rather than create an anthology centered around one type, Shammas would have CORPUS bring attention to them all. “With healthcare becoming a key issue in today’s political climate,” Shammas notes, it’s more important than ever that people remember sickness is universal. Everyone’s been sick, and while the hope is for people to stay well, anyone can become sick, too.
Shammas says she’s “excited about shining a light on the experience of living with illness”:
As a type one diabetic this topic is extremely close to my heart and one I believe will resonate with readers. After all, whether it be an allergy, a cold or a chronic disease, we’ve all been sick at some point.
Shammas further says, about spearheading this project:
In today’s political climate individuals living with chronic illness are often spoken about as a burden on society and as a result are dehumanized. Through CORPUS we hope to re-humanize the voices of the sick, not only by giving them a platform to share their stories, but by also acknowledging and exploring the multitude of ways illness can enter our lives.
Contributors to this anthology include Vita Ayala (The Wilds), Tini Howard (Assassinistas), Ben Kahn (Heavenly Blues), Matthew Erman (Long Lost), Caspar Wijngaard (Limbo), and Emily Pearson (The Wilds). A full list of writers and artists can be found here.
CORPUS‘ Kickstarter campaign goes LIVE on Sunday, February 4th, 2018. Please consider supporting this exciting, and important, new collection.