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Publisher — Drawn & Quarterly
Date Published — September 23, 2014
ISBN — 9781770461642

The Hospital Suite

John Porcellino

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Publisher — Drawn & Quarterly
Date Published — September 23, 2014
ISBN — 9781770461642

Poetic musings on illness and the art of getting by from a mini-comics master

The Hospital Suite is a landmark work by the celebrated cartoonist and small-press legend John Porcellino--an autobiographical collection detailing his struggles with illness in the 1990s and early 2000s.
In 1997, John began to have severe stomach pain. He soon found out he needed emergency surgery to remove a benign tumor from his small intestine. In the wake of the surgery, he had numerous health complications that led to a flare-up of his preexisting tendencies toward anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.The Hospital Suite is Porcellino's response to these experiences--simply told stories drawn in the honest, heart-wrenching style of his much-lovedKing-Catmini-comics. His gift for spare yet eloquent candor makesThe Hospital Suite an intimate portrayal of one person's experiences that is also intensely relatable.
Porcellino's work is lauded for its universality and quiet, clear-eyed contemplation of everyday life.The Hospital Suite is a testimony to this subtle strength, making his struggles with the medical system and its consequences for his mental health accessible and engaging.