MK Czerwiec’s (pronounced sir-wick) new book Taking Turns (Penn State University Press) shares the story of Unit 371, a shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients. Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people …
Positive Graphic Novelette of Life with HIV
by Tom Bouden
Published by northwest
40p, color, 7"x10"
The cover and the term "graphic novelette" don't quite do justice to this translation of Belgian artist Tom Bouden's nuanced story of a woman, Sarah, and her partner, Tim, learning to live with her HIV positive status. Bouden draws with the exacting clarity and subtle color of Herge, letting the straightforward draughtsmanship be an easy accompanyment for the subtleties of the rich narrative being crafted. -EF