Jim and Iris are husband and wife. Jim had a stroke (http://www.speakingwithaphasia.blogspot.com/2009/04/aphasia-comic-strip-1.html). The story about the stroke and the problems that arose after the stroke are told from different perspectives – Jim’s, Iris’, their children, their grandchildren (for example, http://www.speakingwithaphasia.blogspot.com/2009/04/aphasia-comic-strip-3.html).
One particularly poignant quote from the series is “The worst thing about a stroke is the waiting. It takes time for the brain to heal, and for one’s abilities to return…. If they return.” (http://www.speakingwithaphasia.blogspot.com/2009/06/aphasia-comic-strip-12.html).
The author/illustrator does a great job of showing the struggle to communicate and both the funny and sad aspects of miscommunication (for example, http://www.speakingwithaphasia.blogspot.com/2009/07/aphasia-comic-strip-14.html, http://www.speakingwithaphasia.blogspot.com/2009/07/aphasia-comic-strip-16.html).