Ripple Effects explores life as a superhero with an invisible and incurable disease.
In a world that is no stranger to superheroes, George Gibson is invulnerable to physical harm but fights every day to stay alive. Suffering from an acute case of type 1 diabetes, his invincibility is offset by a defective pancreas that must be monitored and treated daily. This incurable disease makes George’s body both his greatest strength and his eternal weakness.
What sets this series apart is a positive, person-first representation about life with a chronic disease . . . which just so happens to also include superhuman abilities. But, Ripple Effects isn’t just a story about a character with an incurable disease. It’s also a thrilling and relevant superhero tale that touches on the difficulty of finding a work/life balance, the class struggles and economic inequality experienced by many in our nation, and the desire to help others during trying times.
The series is available in a collected printed trade paperback from Fanbase Press and is available digitally through Hoopla, Comics Plus, and Kindle.
Created, written, and colored by: Jordan Hart (Terminarch, Doppelgänger, Emergence)
Illustrated by: Bruno Chiroleu (El Borde, Mara and Samu)
Lettered by: Oceano Ransford (Eisner Award-nominated Rikki, The Sequels, Haphaven)
Flatted by: Shane Kadlecik
Cover Art by: Justin C. Harder (CLAUS)
Foreword by: Matthew Noe (Librarian, Harvard Medical School)
Contributing Essayists: Dr. Theresa Rojas (Founding Director – The Latinx Comic Arts Festival, Founding Board Member – Graphic Medicine International Collective), Jazmine Joyner (Writer / Editor, The Story Eater 2024), Mike Ahn (co-creator, Out of Order), and Amanda Lawson
Genres: Graphic Medicine, Superheroes, Action/Adventure, Slice-of-Life
Audience: 13 and up
Printed Trade Paperback Price: $24.99
2023 Eisner Award (Digital Comic Book) – Nominee
2023 Harvey Award (Digital Book of the Year) – Nominee
American Library Association’s 2022 Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List
2022 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards (Graphic Novel/Comic) – Winner
2023 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards (Graphic Novels) – Finalist
2022 Virginia Library Association’s Graphic Novel Diversity Award – Honor Book