2018 AMI Online Salon

False Alarm: Having a Panic Attack

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Aileen Lin; Toronto, Ontario
  • Client: Faculty advisor: Dr. Shelley Wall
  • Copyright: © 2018 Aileen Lin
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Print, booklet
  • Primary audience: General audience

Project Description

A short comic based on a personal experience which blends memoir and evidence-based didactic explanation to inform a general audience about what happens both inside and outside the body during a panic attack. The graphic medicine format allowed me to use both narrative storytelling and humor to convey what the patient experience felt like, in addition to didactic techniques such as personification and flow charts to educate about the physiological aspects of a panic attack.