How I Spent My Halloween

I spent my Halloween helping a friend check into a psych ward for mania (due to her bipolar disorder). I sent her a rough draft of the comic below. She loved it, but asked that I draw her glasses accurately: she wears her brown round pair when she’s manic and her blue square pair when she’s depressed. She’s a great artist and is open about her mental health. You can find her work here.

The following happened:

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I was at the hospital for 5 hours and they didn’t have internet so I was bored shitless. So I drew the following doodles around midnight:

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Nurses at the hospital were wearing scrubs- GET IT???

Nurses at the hospital were wearing scrubs- GET IT???

My go to doodle is either 1) a heart or…

My go to doodle is either 1) a heart or…

2)The word “fuck”.

2)The word “fuck”.

Sometimes I do a combo.

Sometimes I do a combo.

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While this comic will not be in my next volume of Everything’s Fine, there will be a bunch of other awesome comics in it, including this one about the balance of my and my boyfriend’s relationship:

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I’m not just a chaos bomb with a bunch of stoic loved ones. I support them too through their own mental health struggles.

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