Christian Patchell, has long been my very close friend, fellow member of the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society, and co-conspirator in curating exhibitions. In 2007 he was diagnosed and began treatment for cancer. While undergoing treatment Patch turned to drawing, which helped him through the toughest time in his life. This Saturday, Patch will be signing his fantastically illustrated memoir, I Put the Can in Cancer: A Journey Through Pictures at Nicolas Berg Gallery in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia from 6pm – 9pm. I shot the photography for the book, the shots you see here are the originals for the front and back covers.