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Comic Strips Used to Promote Anti-Stigma Messages
Chester Buckley is a talented Maine cartoonist who also has a mental illness. In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 2 - 8, 2011), Chester redesigned his "Cotton Candy" comic strip to promote anti-stigma messages. 
The comic strips ran in the Portland Press Herald, Maine's largest daily newspaper, during Mental Illness Awareness Week throug the sponsorship of the members of the Maine Mental Health Partners network.   

View the anti-stigma comic strip series - Comic Strips

More about Chester Buckley, Cartoonist
At the age of 11, Chester Buckely began teaching cartooning to other kids at his local YWCA. Later, he took over his junior high art class at the request of his teacher. In the 1980s, he began creating his own comic books -  which have been sold in limited quantities in local independent comic stores. He continues to teach classes in cartooning and has created how-to videos on YouTube.

For more information about It Takes a Community, contact Donna Murphy, Communications Manager at Maine Mental Health Partners - 207-842-7735.



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