“T(H)UMOR: Dear Cancer Diary…” – a witty graphic novel that elicits both laughter and tears, while empowering individuals to find courage when confronted with cancer

“T(H)UMOR: Dear Cancer Diary…”
Excerpt from “T(H)UMOR: Dear Cancer Diary…”

T(H)UMOR: Dear Cancer Diary…” is the recently launched graphic book that will captivate any reader. This heartfelt book is written and illustrated by Federico Muelas, an artist and cancer survivor. This remarkable piece chronicles Federico’s courageous journey with bone cancer and the grueling treatments he endured in 2020, which included chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery.

What sets this book apart is its unique blend of humor and honesty, allowing the author to address the difficult and often gruesome aspects of living with cancer. Federico’s words resonate deeply, reminding readers that in the face of adversity, laughter and tears can coexist. The author invites you to embrace your emotions as you embark on this poignant journey.

The book is now available on Amazon.com

Since its publication, “Dear Cancer Diary…” has struck a chord within the cancer community, offering solace and comfort to those navigating their own painful experiences, and has received notable reviews.

“T(H)UMOR: Dear Cancer Diary…”
Excerpt from “T(H)UMOR: Dear Cancer Diary…”

T(H)UMOR: Dear Cancer Diary…” is a book that offers hope, fostering connections among cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Through Federico’s candid storytelling and relatable illustrations, this book serves as both a source of inspiration and a testament to the strength of the human spirit.

Join Federico Muelas on this remarkable voyage as he shares his triumphs, challenges, and everything in between. “T(H)UMOR: Dear Cancer Diary…” is a powerful testament to resilience, reminding us that even in the darkest of times, laughter and connection can be found.

About Federico Muelas

Residing in the vibrant city of NYC with his loving wife, two children, and their adorable pug dog named “Blue”, Federico also shares his passion for teaching art at the esteemed School of Visual Arts.

Visit Federico-Muelas-Studio Instagram for more funny, yet sobering, excerpts of his latest book



Raving reviews received on Amazon

Frank wrote:
Laughter is the best medicine
“This graphic novel handbook is sure to help anyone new to Cancer or even those going through it again. Federico takes the scary and strange realities of having cancer makes them hysterical and moves on to healing the mind, soul and body. The art work makes it especially unique in the world of books about cancer. Anyone who has cancer, had it, caregivers or friends ( just about anyone) should read this book. And it wouldn’t be bad if some doctors or medical staff read it and remembered to keep their sense of humor.”
Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2023

School of Visual Arts, BFA dept. wrote:
This remarkable resource is a treasure for both cancer patients and their dedicated caregivers.
“Countless friends in my life have battled cancer, witnessing their lives and the lives of their loved ones abruptly changed. If only I could provide them with an autobiographical masterpiece like this. It serves as a beacon of hope, reminding us that even in the darkest of times, there is light at the end of the tunnel. While devouring its pages, I found myself bursting into laughter, an unexpected response considering the book’s foundation in the author’s genuine experiences. Such a book deserves a place of honor on the shelves of every oncology ward across the nation!”
Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2023

Tricoteuse wrote:
Very relatable “I got this book today, and read the whole thing in one sitting. I had breast cancer and went through surgery and chemo and radiation, though my surgery was obviously different than his.”
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2023

z jackson jones wrote:
Can be enjoyed on so many levels
“It is hard to categorize this book. It is a memoir, a graphic novel, and a self help book all packaged together in an easy and fun read. Federico shows how to deal with the things that life throws at you with grace, dignity, and humor. Everyone should read this book.”
Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2023

Sean T. wrote
Laughed and cried the whole way through
“Going through chemo and radiation right now and this could not be more timely. Thank you for the beautiful and challenging cancer journey!”
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2023

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