migraine illustration If you suffer from migraines, you know what it’s like to be in pain while at the same time suffering the unpleasant feeling that maybe nobody believes that you are really in pain at all.

It’s one of those diseases that doesn’t always look that painful to the casual observer—especially an observer who has never experienced it… like depression, like menstrual cramps, like a lot of things.

So here’s to people who suffer from conditions that really make you feel like crap with the added spice of a lonely feeling that most people think you’re just a slacker.

I think this nagging feeling is why from time to time I’ve tried to capture in an illustration what it feels like to have a migraine.

The illustration shown here was an idea I had for a series of trading cards. Or maybe it could be a T-shirt. Afflictionwear?