Whenever I show how sleep is affected by depression I always show it from my own perspective, that is, a lack of sleep or insomnia. However, depression is often an illness of opposites and extremes, and many people suffer from the opposite problem and that is sleeping too much. Although both sides are extreme, it’s interesting to note they both have the same result — whether you sleep too little or too much one may never feel like they had a good sleep and awake drained, dreading a new day. But what’s worse is that with a late start the day feels wasted as well.
Art wise, the thing with depression comics is that a lot of the comics happen in bed, and it’s getting more and more difficult to find novel ways to show this. I really don’t want this to be a cut and paste comic like so many other comics are, it’s important for me to do every panel by hand. But at the same time, it’s not very visually interesting. Recently I’ve been drawing a few Sexy Losers comics just so that I’d have a little bit of variation in what I draw.
You can see the strip here: http://www.depressioncomix.com/posts/306/