depression comix #443
You can see the strip on the depression comix site here.
When I first started this comic in 2011 I wanted to illustrate feelings that I couldn’t describe using words and for me this is one in the same vein. I have perfect hearing, I get this tested every year, but whenever there’s any kind of a competing noise I become practically deaf. The competing noise could be the TV in the other room, a conversation nearby, music with lyrics. Staying focused on one sound/voice becomes a challenge, and i find myself constantly sorting through the sounds I am hearing to find the one I’m supposed to be focused on, only to lose it again and have to do it all over again. I hope this strip captures that feeling of being lost in a sea of noise and how overwhelming it is.