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Marisa Acocella is a cartoonist for The New Yorker, New York Times best selling author, three time cancer survivor and founder of the Marisa Acocella Foundation at the Mount Sinai Best Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

New Yorker Cartoonist Marisa Acocella

Marisa Acocella

In addition to her well known New Yorker cartoons (click here to peruse some of her work) Marisa is also the author of the highly acclaimed graphic novel, Cancer Vixen, Ann Tenna and her most recent publication, The Big She-Bang in which explores how different history might be if it weren’t “written by a bunch of men about a bunch of men”.


Marisa Acocella

What if women wrote the history of the world?

The Big She-Bang: The Herstory of the Universe According to God the Mother has been chosen as one of O Magazine’s Best Books of Fall 2020 and one of Comics Beat’s Most Anticipated Graphic Novels for Fall 2020.

Other Books by Marisa Acocella:

Marisa Acocella

The highly acclaimed graphic novel about one women’s kick ass shoes, cancer and triumph over it all.

From Amazon:

“What happens when a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoonist with a fabulous life finds . . . a lump in her breast?” That’s the question that sets this powerful, funny, and poignant graphic memoir in motion. In vivid color and with a taboo-breaking sense of humor, Marisa Acocella Marchetto tells the story of her eleven-month, ultimately triumphant bout with breast cancer—from diagnosis to cure, and every challenging step in between.”



Marisa Acocella

A funny and fun look at modern society, technology and redemption.

From Amazon:

“Told with laugh-out-loud humor, spot-on dialogue (including via cameo appearances from Coco Chanel, Gianni Versace, and Jimi Hendrix, to name just a few), and stunning, full-color artwork, Ann Tenna is a timely, necessary tale for our overly “media-cated” times: the newest, much-anticipated adventure from a supremely gifted artist at the height of her powers.”

There are numerous themes running through all Marisa’s work. Humor is always present as Marisa pokes fun at the New York scene, but so is a sense of spirituality and of giving back. Join us on this Bump in the Road.


Marisa Acocella on Bump In The Road




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A Selection of Bump In The Road Episodes

Traveling The World of Inspiration

Bump In The Road: Liz O’Riordan

Bump In The Road: Mark Philpott

Jose Montero and Trekking For Kids  (Part One)

Jose Montero and Trekking For Kids (Part Two)

Bump In The Road: Bernie Siegel, MD Part I

Bump In The Road: Bernie Siegel, MD Part II

Sean Swarner: #KeepClimbing

Art Estopinan: The Hunt For A Cure For A Rare Disease TK2

Donna O’Donnell Figurski: Love, Dedication and Persistence 

David Maginley: Life After Death, An NDE Experience Part I

Cameron Auxer: When Bodies Break

Luis Benitez: The Metaphor In The Mountain

Wendy Wagner: Perspectives on Perceptions

Randy Martinez: Leading With Heart and Compassion

Andrea Klunder: Where People and Stories Meet

David duChemin: Great Human and Humanitarian

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