Summer 2014

Michael Rhoads’ Long Road Home

– Jess Ruliffson

An injured Marine stuck inside Walter Reed yearns for the action of Afghanistan.

About the Artist: Hailing from Biloxi, Mississippi, Jess Ruliffson is a nonfiction cartoonist working in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently working on a comic based on interviews with veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. As a member of the Joe Bonham Project, she has traveled to Walter Reed, documenting the experiences of returning veterans wounded in combat. See more of her work at

This story was created in partnership between The Wilson Quarterly and Narratively