depression comix

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200 strips and counting

200 strips and counting

Yesterday I posted the 200th strip of depression comix, which is a notable milestone. A lot of webcomics don’t make it this far, and I’ve had my share of failures in this regard, but making it to 200 … well the next one is 300, isn’t it?

I’d like to thank everyone who supported this work through donations and more recently through Patreon. Because of your support I’ve been able to cut back on the…

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depressioncomix:

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Commentary. A long time ago I posted a link here about the difficulty black men have with depression, suicide, and receiving treatment and I always wanted to do a strip about it. Recent events motivated me to find a way. Before drawing, I did research this topic and yes, black sufferers of depression have had this reaction from therapists. The third leading cause of death of young black men is suicide, the first is homicide (again, think recent events). The lives of young POC are grim and it’s very VERY important that we recognize this so that something can be done.On the regretful front, I had a chance to do a more interesting character design for this character and I didn’t and he looks more like depressed character #3’s husband, I may have to redraw this strip because not drawing more diverse is not a cool thing to do by any means.

depressioncomix:

199

Commentary. A long time ago I posted a link here about the difficulty black men have with depression, suicide, and receiving treatment and I always wanted to do a strip about it. Recent events motivated me to find a way. Before drawing, I did research this topic and yes, black sufferers of depression have had this reaction from therapists. The third leading cause of death of young black men is suicide, the first is homicide (again, think recent events). The lives of young POC are grim and it’s very VERY important that we recognize this so that something can be done.

On the regretful front, I had a chance to do a more interesting character design for this character and I didn’t and he looks more like depressed character #3’s husband, I may have to redraw this strip because not drawing more diverse is not a cool thing to do by any means.

Recent events

Sorry I haven’t written in this blog for a while. I was in Canada for two weeks, and when I got back I had to get back to business quickly. But late is better than never.

On the last day I was in Canada, Robin Williams died. I won’t say much, but I will say he was a great, generous man who made people laugh the world over, and died because of a prolonged and exhausting battle with mental illness.…

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More Peanuts, one of the first comics to tackle depression. Thank you Mr. Schultz.

More Peanuts, one of the first comics to tackle depression. Thank you Mr. Schultz.

Peanuts was one of the first comics about depression.

Peanuts was one of the first comics about depression.

Repression Comix #3 

I did this one a few months ago but was unhappy with the art, so left it as it was until I could think of a more visually dynamic way of expressing it. But recent events made me think that this is appropriate, and I’ll post the old version here now on tumblr while I come up with a better way to represent this idea.

Repression Comix #3 

I did this one a few months ago but was unhappy with the art, so left it as it was until I could think of a more visually dynamic way of expressing it. But recent events made me think that this is appropriate, and I’ll post the old version here now on tumblr while I come up with a better way to represent this idea.