Educational – “Color Me”


profile-pixThe exceptionally talented Mark A. Hicks is sharing his “Color Me” cartoon about hyperparathyroidism with us. Using a medium that is most familiar to him Mark notes, “It’s a lighthearted take on a serious health problem”

The cartoon came about because, while discussing some artwork Mark was doing for a notable parathyroid doctor, the doctor mentioned the general lack of knowledge of parathyroid disease in the medical community. Mark thought that maybe somebody should draw a simple picture that patients could use to help better explain hyperparathyroid disease and its symptoms to doctors. So that’s just what Mark did.


Mark hopes the Color Me activity will help raise awareness of the disease and its symptoms among patients and the healthcare community. 

Permission to use and share Color Me image granted by Mark A Hicks 8-13-19 

Mark A. Hicks is an award-winning freelance artist and illustrator who has been creating artwork for children’s books, magazines, greeting cards, and other countless publications for the past 30+ years. Please visit his website at: for a few samples of his artwork and more information about his many projects.


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