I had been dealing with depression and anxiety for years. But in 2013, it was at its very worst―it was a nightmare. Through therapy, art, and exercise, I slowly got my life back. Lately, I've been drawing comics about my experiences to share what has helped me and to encourage people who are walking the same path I did.

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The Power Of Music

The Power Of Music

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Firework
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2 years ago

I love the pin badges.

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It takes about 2 hours to make one of my comics from start to finish after I've written it. The time just flies by, though!

I find I have there are so many different levels of creating that I need to divide my brain. For example, the brain part that writes the joke isn't the brain part that draws the comic. And the part that writes a longer story is different than the regular writing part. And each part needs a different vibe and a different circumstance. I find I prefer to write comics early in the morning or late at night, and I prefer to draw in the afternoon.

#2

Social Anxiety Life Hack

Social Anxiety Life Hack

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Renae Dougherty
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2 years ago

i feel you mister turtle man

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#3

The Right Motivation

The Right Motivation

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Firework
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2 years ago

If dogs could read, this post would already have 1000 upvotes.

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I often have creative block! I have lots of little tricks and techniques that I use to come up with ideas. I experiment, have fun, and in the end remember the goal is just to create. That's my secret. It's not about creating something funny/good/amazing or whatever. It's about just creating something, expressing, and communicating.

#4

How I Got My Life Back

How I Got My Life Back

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Flare
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2 years ago

Sorry for your loss.

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#5

Call For Back Up!

Call For Back Up!

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Keilyn Hiilei
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2 years ago

cute

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I think it's amazing that we live in a world with so much incredible art and entertainment everywhere. What I find tricky is coming up with original jokes. When it comes to a unique style, I think the more of yourself you put into your work, the more unique it will be.

My dream is to make comics for my living! Not just Admiral Wonderboat, but lots of new series! And I'd love to write for other comics and animation! And work in TV and movies! I want to create cartoony stories and characters by the boatload!! It's so exciting just thinking about it!

#6

Little By Little

Little By Little

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Flare
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2 years ago

I like the fact that your bad thoughts are shrinking, wish it was that easy for me. Autism and depression are a bad combination. :(

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#7

Little Pizza

Little Pizza

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Hazel Gray
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2 years ago

awwwwww that's cute

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I love making comics and I hope they can brighten your day, help you smile, and have fun! If I could ask you to do me a favour - try to encourage yourself and someone else today!

#8

Be Your Own Back Up!

Be Your Own Back Up!

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Flare
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2 years ago

Is that Cloud's buster sword?

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#9

We've All Been There

We've All Been There

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Firework
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2 years ago

Cuuuute!

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#10

It's Up And Down

It's Up And Down

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Sugar Latte
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2 years ago

awwww

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#11

Sometimes, Nothing Works

Sometimes, Nothing Works

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Sugar Latte
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2 years ago

this is one of my favs!

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#12

Who's Thinking What

Who's Thinking What

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Tia Hansen
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2 years ago

I love the creativity in the comic!

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#13

It's Not So Easy To Hide

It's Not So Easy To Hide

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Night Owl
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2 years ago (edited)

Not so secretive as you think

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#14

Meditating's Not Easy!

Meditating's Not Easy!

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Ola Polowczyk
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2 years ago

"Pet the cook" <3

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#15

How Do People See Me

How Do People See Me

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Lukyan Terdal
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2 years ago

Not nearly as cute as you.

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#16

Find A Way To Be There For Each Other

Find A Way To Be There For Each Other

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Lukyan Terdal
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2 years ago

Seems like cheating, but they're supporting a friend, so it's fine.

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#17

Even Relaxing Has Its Challenges

Even Relaxing Has Its Challenges

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Firework
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2 years ago

I don't get it, can someone explain please?

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