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The Bad Doctor

Incontinent old ladies, men with eagle tattoos, traumatised widowers - Dr Iwan James's patients cause him both to feel both sympathy and dismay, further complicated by his feelings for his practice partners: unrequited longing for Dr Lois Pritchard, and frustration at the antics of Dr Robert Smith, who will use any means to make Iwan look bad in her presence. Iwan's cycling trips with his friend and mentor, Arthur, provide some welcome relief, but as we explore the phantoms from his past, we ask what is the dividing line between patient and provider? Wry, comic, graphic, often quotidian and sometimes tragic, his patients' stories are the spokes that make Iwan's wheels go round. In this moving, funny and eloquent graphic novel of the life of a country doctor, Ian Williams has created a graphic Dr Finlay's Casebook for the 21st century.
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IAN WILLIAMS is a comics artist, physician, printmaker and writer. He founded the website, coining the popular term that describes the interaction between comics and healthcare. He began to publish his own strips in 2007, using the nom de plume Thom Ferrier to maintain some anonymity while working in a rural general practice in Wales. Born to a Welsh family, he was brought up in the north of England and now lives in Manchester.

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Ian Williams is a physician, comics artist, printmaker, and writer. He founded the website and began to publish his own strips in 2007, while working in a rural general practice in Wales.


"Combines wickedly black humour with subtle characterisation that never fails to engage the audience's empathy. Graphic medicine with true heart." --Broken Frontier "Really enjoyable and incisive. . . perfectly illustrates just what the modern GP is faced with on a daily basis." --Forbidden Planet

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