Graphic Mundi, United States, 2021
Kang Jing (Story and Art), Pavith C (Colours)
2 Pages titled "The Hero in my Heart"
COVID Chronicles collects more than forty short comics in narrative styles ranging from realistic to fantastic, they tell stories about adjusting to working from home, homeschooling their kids, missing birthdays and weddings, and being afraid just to leave the house. They probe the failures of government leaders and the social safety net. And they dig into the racial bias and systemic inequities that this pandemic helped bring to light. We see what it’s like to get the virus and to live to tell about it, or to stand by helplessly as a loved one passes.