A life-changing event

Local illustrator David Biskup’s new graphic novel is a true story about love, disability and chronic illness, with some comic relief in between.

At the end of 2016, the lives of illustrator David Biskup, and his fiancee Hannah Difford changed forever.

The couple, now both 30, have lived in Lewisham for seven years. More than half of those years have largely been consumed by the life-changing events that David has since documented in his new graphic novel, There’s Only One Place This Road Ever Ends Up.

It all began when Hannah had an emergency lumbar puncture. “It went pretty terribly wrong,” she says. “The outcome was damage to my sacral nerve, the brain halfway down the body that controls everything waist down and the thinking part of the pelvis. There was lots and lots of damage to that. Between the end of 2016 and and the beginning of 2018 everything broke down on me, and by that point, there was no going back on what had happened.”

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Feature spread of article in the December 2020 issue of Lewisham Ledger