Close to the Heart

Megan Sinclair, Christopher Murray (Editor), Divya Jindal-Snape (Editor), Rebecca Horner (Editor), Kathryn Elton Briggs (Illustrator), Gary Welsh (Illustrator), Anna Coughlan (Illustrator), Dave Charlton (Illustrator), Andrew Strachan (Illustrator), Ashling Larkin (Illustrator), Phillip Vaughan (Editor), Catriona Laird (Illustrator), Monty Nero (Illustrator), Letty Wilson (Illustrator), Elliot Balson (Illustrator)

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Close to the Heart is a story of loss, love and life. It follows the day of my Dad's death, providing a raw examination of initial grief that progresses into a celebration of remembrance and hope. The comic aims to create an account of bereavement and heart disease which forms part of my research into the role of genre in healthcare comics.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUniversity of Dundee
Number of pages65
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2018


  • comics
  • health and wellbeing
  • superhero
  • graphic medicine
  • education

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  • Research Output

    Understanding Coeliac Disease

    Nabizadeh, G., Murray, C. (ed.), Vaughan, P. (ed.), Woof, J., Horner, R., Laird, C., Larkin, A., Miller, N., Quinn, K., Robinson, H., Wilson, L. & Fitt, M. (ed.), 1 May 2019, University of Dundee: UniVerse. 25 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access
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    2020 Stephen Fry Award: Public Engagement Project of the Year Commendation

    Nabizadeh, Golnar (Recipient), Murray, Chris (Recipient), Jindal-Snape, Divya (Recipient), Herd, Damon (Recipient), Vaughan, Phillip (Recipient), Sinclair, Megan (Recipient), Crowe, Mayra (Recipient) & King, Grant (Recipient), 10 Jan 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Cite this

    Sinclair, M., Murray, C. (Ed.), Jindal-Snape, D. (Ed.), Horner, R. (Ed.), Briggs, K. E., Welsh, G., Coughlan, A., Charlton, D., Strachan, A., Larkin, A., Vaughan, P. (Ed.), Laird, C., Nero, M., Wilson, L., & Balson , E. (2018). Close to the Heart.