With comics she tells her life in a wheelchair

by Beatrice Credi - 2016.05.02
With comics she tells her life in a wheelchair
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“Do not worry, we are used to lift weights!”, “Behold, the handicapped has arrived”, “Are you tired at the end of the day?”. Eleanor Despax, a French young woman in wheelchair since 2001 because of an accident, shares these and other anecdotes happening in her daily life on his blog ‘Les Belles Endormies‘. And he does it with blows of refined comics. She is, in fact, a talented illustrator who, to her skill with pencils and colors, adds lashes of humor and fun. In a perfectly balanced mix that makes his cartoons ironic and poetic at the same time. “Being disabled is difficult, of course, but I like the idea of giving, if I may use this expression, a kick in the anthill. I think many people can identify with what I draw. It is also a way to tell them they are not alone.” Said the cartoonist. Dreams, daily life, family and nephews, travel and work. There really is everything in Eleanor drawings. One example: the “journal” of her holiday in Rome.

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