I was diagnosed with mental disorders (depression and ADHD) in December 2016. My therapist suggested that I try journaling to help me live with depression. I hate writing a diary.
Although I have been drawing since I was a child, I had lost the habit. This webcomic was my compromise between drawing and journaling about my mental health; it helped me register how I was feeling at the time and help me overcome some of the darkness.
At first, it was scary to put my deepest thoughts and fears into comic strips, but people’s responses and messages of support made me realize how much there was a need to talk about mental issues and show what it can really be like.
My comics cover a variety of topics, such as love, depression, self-reflection, and anxiety.
After about 6 months of making comics, I decided to quit my job and freelance part-time so I could spend more time making and promoting Just Peachy. In the future, I hope to do a book and raise awareness about mental illness and my personal struggle with depression.
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