Just a quick note that there might not be a comic this week. My work schedule made a big change which needs to settle down a bit and I also bought a new computer last week (YAY).
I’ve also been on the receiving end of a little bit of criticism this week for the comic, because of its content, lack of story, lack of entertainment value, and other things that are generally associated with webcomics. A lot of this is true — there is no story, there is no entertainment value, and it is self-pitying and negative, but that’s really quite intentional. The purpose of the comic is to describe the experience of depression and related mental illnesses, not to be funny or be entertaining. It is my attempt to try to show what depression is like for the sufferer and those around them. It is also a beacon to those who are suffer and want to think they do not suffer alone.
I guess there’s some disappointment because I did draw a comic to entertain at one time, and perhaps there is some expectation that I continue. Right now, that is not what I do.
Not all comics are meant to be funny or entertaining, There is a great variety of comics and they should be judged on what they are trying to do, not what one thinks it should do for them.
Anyways, rant over — gotta install those printer drivers.