Why I Don’t Visit You

Why I Don’t Visit You: a graphic novel in parts

Parts 1, 2, and 3 can be ordered via this link.

For the past few years I’ve wanted to write the story of what it’s like to live with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a chronic condition that has shaped my life for 35 years. The graphic novel feels like the most appropriate form to show what it’s like to live with a disability that’s easy to hide, yet one that takes its toll on the spirit and the practicalities of day-to-day living.

The working title is Why I Don’t Visit You, capturing some of the complexity behind a simple invitation from a friend to come and visit, and highlighting the most challenging part of living with a bowel condition: travel, getting from A to B!

I’m creating the graphic novel in sections. Each section is a zine. The first three parts are currently complete and can be purchased through this link.

To keep following the project, please visit my Patreon page.

Some sample pages from Part I and Part II:

2 thoughts on “Why I Don’t Visit You

  1. Hi Shaun. I really enjoyed the first part of ‘Why I don’t visit you’ and am looking forward to the second part. i hope all is well with you. We are having our second covid jab on Wednesday then hopefully the world – or the rest of Swindon is our oyster!!

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