Kelly Ferguson’s webocomic panel Basketcase has been picked up by his Alma Mater’s paper, the Mustang Daily. Perhaps more impressive is Kelly’s tenacity produce his strip after a construction accident left him a wheelchair with limited use of his hands.
“I used to work construction to help pay for tuition and books, and during the summer in between freshman and sophomore year while on the job, a board was wind-blown and struck me in the C5 vertebrae and here I am. I had to relearn everything from eating to drawing,” Ferguson said.
The accident left him with limited use of his arms. Ferguson can control his wrist for the most part, and uses his shoulder muscles to move his arm and hand.
“It’s like using a Ouija board to draw with,” Ferguson laughs.