The first part of Dan Joyce’s Have You Taken Your Meds? introduces a large and vibrant cast of characters, and takes you on an intense, fascinating journey through one man’s struggle to understand and heal his mental illness. The lively writing and provocative illustrations lead us through both a poignant family saga and the various perceptions and insights of a man trying valiantly to live and to thrive. In prose, poetry, song and art, Joyce explores the lure of addiction and the drama of recovery, and the challenges and joys of an artist’s life. The story is infused with surreal imagery and rowdy humor, but it is also a realistic portrait of coping with mental illness, making peace with the past, and finding one’s place in the world.
Have You Taken Your Meds?
In a desperate effort to heal himself, a mentally ill man explores his life through music, poetry and art to find out how he went insane and what he can do about it.
A three part art project by Dan Joyce.
- Video documentary series - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcnG2E58Gund2g82bNqNlLj12oJ9AJawo
- Two book graphic novel series and merchandise - http://haveyoutakenyourmeds.com
It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, you may even need medicine!