depression comix #457
Posted On July 20, 2020
You can read the comic on the depcom site here.
Continuing the storyline. One thing about the particular storyline is that it is kind of a marker, where pre-covid depcom becomes post-covid depcom. The world has changed, and the strip needs to reflect that.
When I posted this yesterday, there were a number of people denying this stuff ever happens. But in this case, I really took the dialogue from instances where it did. The “fucking … sheep” comes from a CostCo video and the “democratic pig” line comes from a Trader Joes video, both cases in which people went into rant mode when told to wear a mask. I really didn’t have to make anything up, I had lots of material from the steady stream of videos in my Twitter feed.
I really wanted a strip to capture this. That there was a time when people coughed on other people on purpose, where people taking precautions were mocked. I still can’t believe this happens, yet we have the videos that prove it.
I had a number of people on Facebook speak out about this strip, trying to gaslight me and tell me this never happens. Interesting since I didn’t make this up.
We live in terrible times, with terrible people showing their true colours. I hope we make it out.