This Comic Illustrated a Modern Interpretation of Frida Kahlo's Life

After suffering through a near-death experience as a teenager, comedy writer and cartoonist Sissy Biscuit found herself irrefutably in love with the life and works of Frida Kahlo.

Biscuit told HuffPost that Lyme disease left her bedridden for three months when she was just 14-years-old. A lifelong art lover, she turned to books on art history for comfort and entertainment — and she discovered the works of the iconic Mexican artist.

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"To say I fell in love with her would be an understatement," she said. "She was so bold and honest about her situation."

At age 18, Kahlo also had a near death experience. After a bus accident, she suffered a broken spinal column, a broken collarbone, several broken ribs, a broken pelvis, a fractured leg, a crushed foot and a dislocated shoulder. Additionally, an iron handrail pierced her abdomen and her uterus, prohibiting her from ever having children. She suffered from extreme pain for the rest of her life, and many of her self-portraits include symbolic reminders of her physical and psychological pain. 

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Take a look at Sissy Biscuit's modern interpretation of Frida Kahlo, the free spirit, feminist and Mexican icon: 

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