Asthmanauts was first created in 2011 with the purpose of producing a booklet for children to improve their understanding and hopefully their management of their asthma. With the help of children and parents and a talented designer, Rich Sheehan, we created Asthmanauts, a short comic book where in the child becomes the hero and defeats space villains, the triggers (cigarette smoke or pollen) with the help of their inhaler rockets, Captain Blue and Commander Brown.
The booklet is currently in its second edition and has been trailed across two different hospitals and positively received by clinicians, parents and most importantly children.
Inspired by Asthmanauts, Princess Asma was designed as an adventurous alternative asthma information booklet. The team of Azmain Chowdhury, Louise Kuo, Rhonda Trotman, Jonny Coppel and a fantastic designer, Jess Chow, have produced this exciting resource.
These booklets have been tested and results have been published at the Paediatric Asthma and Allergy Meeting (PAAM), London 2017 and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Conference, Glasgow 2018.