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It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Bruce Gilligan.
An author, cartoonist and illustrator Bruce has personal and professional experience of cancer. In 1986, aged 25, he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After changing career and training to be a nurse, he subsequently went on to specialise as an Oncology nurse, working at the Royal Marsden Hospitals.
For the last twenty-four years Bruce has continued to specialise in cancer, including running his own consultancy company. Drawing has always been his ‘go to’ strategy in times of emotional strain. Recently, following the emergence of severe long-term toxicities from his cancer treatment, Bruce was forced to give up work and has since taken up a new challenge. He now dedicates all his energies into pursuing his passion for illustrating and writing.
“Drawing has always provided me with a very welcome distraction during difficult times in my life and much to my relief, it continues to do so.”
Here are 3 publications by Bruce that might interest you, or someone you know.
In March 2019 you can expect to see the launch of Bruce’s second children’s book ‘Seeing.’ Watch the trailer on Youtube here
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