Thumb aplasia is a congenital defect in which a baby is born without a thumb. The exact cause of thumb aplasia is not yet known. It is very rare, occurring in about 1 out of 100,000 live births. Generally, surgery to correct thumb aplasia is done between 6 and 18 months old. When the thumb is absent, a technique called pollicization is performed, in which the index finger is transferred to the area of the thumb.
So, here’s a character I just spent several hours working on instead of a comic strip. It’s a character I’m working on for S.O.P.H.I.E, and I’m still working on how to make an appealing coloring for the comic itself.
Photo: Destroyed medical supplies litter the ground outside the MSF hospital in Pibor. South Sudan 2013 © Vikki Stienen/MSF
MSF strongly condemns the deliberate damage and looting of its hospital in Pibor town, in South Sudan’s Jonglei State, which has left tens of thousands of people without access to essential medical care.
The hospital’s infrastructure was systematically damaged May 11–12 in order to render it unusable without major repairs. Therapeutic medical food and hospital beds were looted. The MSF structure is the only hospital facility for Pibor County, with the nearest alternative more than 90 miles away. The hospital’s closure leaves roughly 100,000 people cut off from health care. Many of them have fled to the bush amid conflict between the South Sudan Army (SPLA) and the David YauYau armed militia group.
“A special effort was made to destroy drug supplies by strewing them on the ground, to cut and slash the warehouse tents, to ransack the hospital wards, and even to cut electricity cables and rip them from the walls,” said Richard Veerman, MSF operations coordinator for South Sudan.
Page 65 of Newheimburg is out! In all seriousness, this whole scene seemed stronger in my head then on paper.
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