Booster Shot Comics



Our mission is to entertain and educate healthcare audiences.

Who we are

Alex and Gary

Alex Thomas, MD is a cartoonist, illustrator, and board-certified pediatric allergist. Alex earned a BA in Art Theory & Practice from Northwestern University and his MD from Rush Medical College. He completed both his residency and fellowship at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Gary Ashwal is a health communication specialist, content producer & creative strategist. Gary earned a master's degree in Health Communication from Emerson College and Tufts University School of Medicine. He has produced content for Melanoma Education Foundation and many other healthcare organizations.

Gary and Alex have been collaborating on creative projects since 2002, when they met at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, working on Live Action Cartoonists -- a theater company that combined live drawing, comics, and video.

Work with us!

We create original projects and also collaborate with outside experts and clients. Have an idea? Get in touch!