Comics Making A Difference: Nistar Fights Cancer
Thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer every day. Shira Frimer, an art therapist, drew on her own and very personal encounter with cancer to create Nistar. Frimer wrote Nistar is a comic to inspire young cancer patients and other children suffering from disease. Her inspiration was her husband, who passed away a few years ago from bone cancer. She became a serious comic book reader after his death and decided to use comics as a way to entertain and encourage children going through treatment for serious illnesses and diseases. She calls them “little heroes”, because they endure scary and painful procedures every day and are fighting for the chance to grow up. Frimer is going to distribute Nistar for free to cancer patients. The comic is illustrated by Josef Rubenstein (DC and Marvel) and is currently seeking funding through Indiegogo. The book has passed its original $15,000 goal and Frimerhopes to use additional funding to print more copies of the book and possibly translate it into other languages.