Cystinosis Comic Book Series

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Written and illustrated by an adult living with cystinosis, this comic book series is one-of-a-kind resource for children AND adults curious about cystinosis.

The third and final installment in this series will debut at the 2019 CRN Family Conference in Philadelphia this summer. Please complete the form below to receive a free copy upon publication. All books are printed in English. International shipping is available. For questions, contact You can download the two comic books here:

About the Artist

Kevin McCalla became passionate about storytelling, specifically comic books, at a young age. Diagnosed with cystinosis at 13 months, Kevin has translated his experience living with cystinosis into a relatable, enjoyable, and educational resource. “With these short comics I hope to utilize the unique strengths of comics to engage the cystinosis community – patients of all ages, doctors, caregivers, social workers, and anyone who is interested.” – Kevin McCalla