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:
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:
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:
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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