Regarding the comic
depression comix are simply a graphical representation of how depression and other related illnesses feel from a personal perspective. Not all comics are intended to apply to everyone; everyone’s experience is different. Furthermore, the comics are not intended to be any kind of diagnostic tool.
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 updated on Saturday morning Japan time, which is around Friday evening in North America. There are rare occasions when a strip may be updated earlier or later.
Making the Comic
This comic is almost entirely done on paper. I use pre-panelled Kent paper for the pencils/inks/letters. I pencil with blue and black pencils, and ink primarily with a Maru nib and Deleter Super Black Comic Ink. Straight lines are made with Copic Rapidliners. Lettering is donw with an Ames lettering guide and Rapidoliners. Coloring is done primarily with Copic Sketch markers in the tonal grey range. The finished work is then scanned into Photoshop, dust and scratches removed, and uploaded. A good portion of this work is done in coffee shops.
HELP OUT: This comic is on the web for free, however, please consider supporting this work through PayPal or Patreon. This helps keeps me self-hosted and free of ads. It also pays for physical drawing materials, and the incredible amounts of coffee fuel I need to do this comic.
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.
Please use the following form to send a message or you can send an e-mail directly to claycomix at gmail.com. Please note I do not generally respond to automated e-mails.
I’m a person who has been drawing webcomics since 1997 and was diagnosed with depression in 1993. depression comix is an attempt to illustrate the feelings of depression in bite-sized comic form. I don’t know how successful I am but I do think that with every comic I get a little bit closer to my goal.