Healing Arts at Lifespan
Fostering creative expression to promote overall health

Cartoonagrams with Steve B

Steve Brosnihan is the resident cartoonist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. His Cartoonagrams program involves using the art of cartooning to creatively amuse patients and distract them from the stress that can accompany hospitalization.

A young girl smiles as she stands in front of a painting she is creating.
The Healing Arts program at Lifespan is an integral part of patient care, fostering creative expression for adults and children coping with illness or injury.

Using his own teaching method, which employs letters of the alphabet, Brosnihan is able to engage patients and help them create satisfying cartoon drawings in a very short period of time. He also uses his cartooning talent to draw for patients, creating imaginative drawings from the letters of their names as a way to catch their attention and inspire an interest in learning to draw. 

Brosnihan has been a presence at Hasbro Children’s Hospital—and its predecessor hospital—since 1991.

He also started Good Night Lights. Read about this local tradition of wishing children at Hasbro Children's Hospital a good night, each night.