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DepCom Guest Comic: Pointless Advice

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Now for something completely different.

Depression Comix (uncommonly shortened to DepCom) is a webcomic from the same artist behind Sexy Losers. The comic follows several characters as they battle depression, along with the trials and tribulations of those around them that do not themselves have depression, but are affected by it all the same.

This idea had been percolating in my brain for some time. I'd thought about actually showing characters talking, but I can't draw to save my life, and exactly who's talking really doesn't matter.

Too many people still seem to think that those with mental disorders can just up and change the way they think. This opinion really needs to be stamped out. When a person's brain is wired differently than usual, they do not have the freedom to think how they want, no matter how much you might think otherwise, and no matter how much the person themselves might wish they did. It is as involuntary as a physical illness, because at its core, it is a physical illness (brains being made up of cells and all); it's just in a place where you can't see it.

I did have a lot of fun making my own DepCom blank, and mixing and matching fonts to emulate the various writing aesthetics of the original comic. This along with the fact that I didn't really draw anything original myself is why I've categorized this as a typography work.

You can find Depression Comix at www.depressioncomix.com, or at :icondepressioncomix: right here on dA!

EDIT: At Clay's suggestion, I added some characters! Took me 4 hours to draw them, but I like how they turned out.

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Hi! Thank you for the wonderful comic! It reminds me a lot of Robot Hugs' comic ( www.robot-hugs.com/helpful-adv… ) but it juxtaposes the lousy advice with advice for depression. Great work!

Cheers,
Clay