One Page Comic on Assisted Suicide
AIDS. Throughout the better part of the 1980’s and 1990’s, HIV/AIDS ravaged the United States with seemingly no preventable cause, no discrimination, and no cure. Within the gay community, there was an unspoken bond and agreement to care for one another. There are countless case of friends and couples assisting in helping their infected loved ones find peace rather then let the disease continue to progress. Assisted suicide never became common place, but it’s a side of the AIDS crisis that often goes unacknowledged.
My approach was to showcase the relationship of a mixed diagnosed couple in their last year together. From confirmation to conclusion, I wanted to show the progression of time, with the rooms of their apartment to highlight significant events.
The style involved a series of layers, using the color purple to lightly highlight the lesions that present with Kaposi’s Sarcoma. This color was contrasted with a bright orange to further enforce the color purple and it’s growth over time.