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Welcome Matthew, Cancer, Owls, Etc!

colorectal cancer survivor

Lacuna Loft is excited to continue introducing some guest bloggers! These great folks represent a variety of perspectives on the myriad of topics covered here at Lacuna Loft. Before everyone starts really getting into the nitty-gritty of all they have to say, we wanted to introduce them a bit. Without further ado, here is Matt!

Hi to all my cancer peeps and those interested in cancer stuff!

My name’s Matthew Paul Mewhorter, AKA: Cancer Owl.


I make cartoons about having cancer and draw myself as an owl.  Yeah, you read that right. Don’t believe me? Go to and see what I mean. I love making these cartoons, and lots of other people love them too.

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Almost a year ago, I was doing my thing as a therapist, husband and father in Virginia,  when I got the news that I had colorectal cancer. Yikes! And since that diagnosis, I’ve been poked, prodded, examined, scanned, poisoned, burned, cut up and given a bag on my belly to poop in. In other words, excellent material for a cartoon!

Lacuna Loft has been generous enough to allow me to share my experiences with you, and I hope you find the same kind of hope and humor in reading my work as I do making them.