The Collected Diabetes Funnies

eBook (PDF), 125 Pages
(2 Ratings)
Price: $4.95
Diabetes Funnies began as a series of 8 page mini-comics by veteran small press and independent cartoonist Colin Upton shortly after he was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008. In these comics, Colin comes to terms with his condition by changing his life fundamentally, losing 85 pounds, going on and off drugs while dealing with his anger, despair, and issues of body image. Created in sharp bursts of creative energy, the humor of Diabetes Funnies is often dark (dark enough that after his first issues he was asked to come into his clinic so they could be sure he wasn’t suicidal). But those suffering from diabetes might appreciate a frank, outrageous and honest look at an all too common condition. _The Collected Diabetes Funnies_ collects all 13 Diabetes Funnies mini-comics into a single volume. Also included is an Epilogue not available in any other form.
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  • By J Yates
    Jun 7, 2011
    If you like Harvey Pekar type comics with Robert Crumb type art, you'll love this book. Very easy read dealing with a heavy topic. Not a downer and even funny at times. Great slice of life comic.
  • By jeffreyehall
    Apr 9, 2011
    I've been reading Colin Upton's mini-comics for a few years now, and I'm glad to see one of his latest series collected into a bound volume. While Upton is pretty dedicated to the whole mini-comics aesthetic, his work deserves more exposure than he can gain through that distribution channel, and Diabetes Funnies is as good a place to start as any - it's bitter, personal, and perhaps just a bit transcendent. Autobiographical comics are hard to get right (they're most often horribly tedious) but Upton knows how to make the genre work, and the ability to digest one of his complete series in a single read is a great way to appreciate what he is capable of.
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First Edition
D. Blake Werts
September 28, 2011
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