depression comix #434

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This is a continuation of the series that began in 419 and continued in 421, 428, and 430. I really like this series because it gives me a chance to describe things and feelings better than the one shots. I can really get deeper into the thinking because I’m building on previous ideas instead of starting over in panel 1 every time.

This strip goes back to this character’s first strip way back in #120. So it kind of goes full circle now but there will be more strips. There’s a lot to say and this is the perfect thread to say them so I’m not letting go of this that easily.

depression comix #433

You can read the comic at the depcom site here.

The choice between being alone and being with toxicity is a tough one. Either way it’s not good for you, and you have to choose between the lesser of two evils. I initially drew this strip with other characters, but after last week’s I thought a bit more levity was necessary. This is actually my second pass drawing this with this character, the first time lacked something so I redrew with a tree and a snail.  The snail got some love on my Patreon site.

depression comix #432

You can read the comic on the depression comix site here.

This comic a little strange. It was just last week when the people in America in power were talking about keeping a mental health database to keep track of potential shooters. The more we talk about the government keeping track of potential problem populations the more it sounds like fascism, and the last panel is a reminder that Nazi Germany did the same with its black triangle badge forced upon many “undesirable” people, thousands of whom were eventually killed.

depression comix #431

You can read the comic on the depression comix site here.

It’s been a while since we had a double update but it’s never too late. Here’s the latest depression comix, stealing a trope from They Live. I haven’t added any new depression props to the strip for a while so here is a new one, the Sad Glasses.

depression comix #430

You can read the comic on the depression comix site here.

This is a continuation of the storyline from #428. I like working on storylines because I don’t feel like I have to start from scratch at panel 1, I can just add to what I’ve already done. In this strip, it looks at the lack of support for people who have had a suicide attempt, and the stigma they have to deal with. It’s compounding, because you still have everything you had before the attempt plus some fresh stigma and newfound isolation too. Instead of looking at them like they need support, they get “What the hell is wrong with you”. People who have survived are in danger and are in great need of help.

depression comix #429

You can read the comic on the depression comix site here.

I was having a tough week coming up with an idea for depression comix. I have an idea book with lots of ideas but nothing seemed to jump out at me, so I decided to go to my own standby, and that is just talk about myself. I’ve been doing this comic since 2011. It got me back into drawing comics and I’ve been consistently productive ever since, an amazing feat considering how patchy I’ve been in the past.  In a lot of ways this comic has been my journey for the last eight years of my life and constant companion, a place where I can express myself and reflect on what has happened to me because of depression. To the comic, I give thanks, and to the people who’ve read and supported me, I give more thanks.