I Created These 30 Comics That You Will Probably Relate To If You’re Depressed (New Pics)
I'm Adam, I'm a Polish social media manager living in Berlin and three years ago, I started drawing comics about depression chicken and its friends.
In the beginning, it was a kind of art therapy for me. It started with my best friend (I portray him as Birdfish) who planted this idea in me. It was a pretty dark time for me. I didn't feel understood, I had no control over my feelings and my depression made me feel undriven. But through my comics, I found a new passion and it helped me to express my feelings in the funny comics.
It was not just a new hobby. My community on Instagram started to grow and I got incredibly great feedback from them. I understood that there are many other Depression Chickens out there who feel the same way I do. Slowly I understood my feelings and learned to deal with them.
After a year, I am a different person. I still carry that dark part of me, but I have better control. My comics helped me to deal with my depression. I hope you will like them too and that they will help you a little bit!
I started drawing my comics because I was affected by depression myself for many years. It was just drawn for me in the beginning, but my community started to grow and I felt that a lot of people on the internet understood very well what I was expressing with my stories. So I wanted to make my followers on Instagram and TikTok feel that they are not alone and deserve a lot of love just the way they are.
I know that depression is not an easy subject, but humor and auto-irony have always resonated with me. Even though I sometimes thought my humor was too dark, my community has almost always been super receptive to my posts. I express my true feelings with my posts and I think that's why my comics are well-received.
Mostly those are very short comics and I try to bring my topics to the point with punchy statements. However, behind them, there are my experiences and thoughts, which I have reflected on a lot - also in therapy. On the other hand, I also make longer posts in which I address my thoughts on different topics in more detail and more personally. I think this is a mix that works well for me so far.
I know that there are many people among my followers who suffer from depression themselves. I get a lot of comments and messages where they write to me that they are struggling with similar problems themselves, but my comics bring a smile to their face, and they identify with my content. And I think that's what's most important to me. Feeling understood is the least and at the same time the greatest thing I can give my followers. I also try to help them with some tips, but at the end of the day I'm not a professional therapist and I know that everyone has to find a way for themselves. If I could just help someone a little bit to find this way, I would be very happy.