“Unhealthy” contains two comic essays from people who’ve always been told their bodies don’t look healthy enough, and have mentally and physically damaged themselves in the pursuit of looking “healthier”. Ignatz-nominated cartoonist Sarah Winifred Searle recounts how she’d sabotage her body by intentionally eating food that would make her sick, and her ongoing attempts to build a kinder relationship with food and allow herself happiness. Cartoonist Abby Howard sought out a calorie-counting program and started down a path of pika and point-saving which ultimately led to a lifelong struggle with bulimia. It’s an ongoing battle, but both want to share with people what it truly is to be “Unhealthy”.
5.25″ x 8″, black and white, ISBN 978-0-9965568-2-8