Regarding the comic
This is a PG rated comic (with occasional language). Please feel free to follow, reblog, and link. Please don’t hesitate to reply and share your own feelings as well, especially in your comments if you decide to reblog. All comments keep the dialogue moving and this is more important than anything else. Private comments in my mailbox are always appreciated.
This comic is done with a brush pen to keep it quick and cartoon-like with little detail. Coloring is done with Copic markers. Besides the scanning process, no computer manipulation is done on the comics.
About the artist: I’m a Canadian who is currently a permanent Japanese resident. I graduated from University of Waterloo with a bachelors in psychology, and I also hold a masters in the field of education. Doing this comic is the closest I have ever come to using my bachelors in a meaningful way.
CONTACT: Please use the contact link or E-mail me at depressioncomix at gmail.com. All correspondence will be held confidential.
HELP OUT: This comic is done for free, however, please consider a tip. Tips can be made to depressioncomix at gmail.com through PayPal. Thank you very much in advance, and please let me know if it’s okay to thank you publicly. Please read this page for more information about PayPal.
ON ADVICE: Please don’t message if you are looking to get or give advice on depression — this comic is not about giving advice. Everyone’s situation is different, and I respect that what helps one person may not help another (or even make things worse). Please refer to a professional (clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, councilor, etc.) for any advice regarding depression.
DISCLAIMER: This comic is not meant to glorify, justify, or diagnose depression. It is simply one person’s artistic perspective.
I think your comics are awesome. I am a licensed mental health counselor who has spent the past 10 years working in the field of mental health and psychology and if these comics are the closest you’ve ever gotten to using your bachelors in psychology than I think you are doing more than people which much higher education in psychology are doing to actually reach real people in a way that is easy to understand and for them to identify with.
Those are very very kind words especially coming from a mental health counselor. Thank you for coming over from the WordPress.com site!