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Publication Date



artists' books, Baker & Whitehill


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



BRDD, Illustration, Literary Arts

Faculty / Course

Joohee Yoon / Digital + Analog

Materials + Techniques

Risograph machine, laser-engraved plexiglass

Student Narrative

“How to be in a Coma” examines and universalizes my own experience in a 2-month-long induced coma in 2015. This book allows readers a glimpse into the experience of a comatose child, as well as inspire action to improve the lives of chronically ill children. During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic - when record numbers of patients are being admitted to ICUs and put into induced comas - I wanted to offer up my own experience in order to provide solace, understanding, and a glimmer of hope.

Photo Credit

Hannah Nigro, PH 2023

How to be in a Coma



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