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Meet Sully, my best friend. He's a 2-year-old border collie and came in my life in a very complicated time. I am a neurodivergent queer guy with mental illness, and he directly became my life-saving best friend. He helped me do tons of things I struggled with, like getting up, going out, gave me a routine and reason to wake up in the morning. He doesn't judge, he's just here for me, and I never doubt his honesty.

I draw a lot of comics inspired by the world around me and my dark emotions, and my dog allowed me to draw cuter and funnier comics. I called this series Silly Sully. I'd love to publish it as a book some day, so feel free to follow our adventures if you're interested on Webtoon

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I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. I'm very anxious and introverted, so it has helped me to communicate.

Initially, I started drawing to make my friends laugh at school. Sharing my work online was normal to me, it allowed me to reach more people. I have very low self-esteem, so I have to admit that social media's reactions to my drawings are a dopamine boost!

The most challenging part of the creative process for me is that I can't spend a lot of time on one comic or illustration. I discovered it was ADHD as I was recently diagnosed. I've always had to adapt my style to find one that allows me to make comics in a way that doesn't take me too much time. And only now do I realize why, and that it's not because I'm lazy. I would sometimes love to work on longer stories, but after some time my brain is sick of it and I think of millions of things more interesting to do, and it becomes torture, so I give up.

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I usually draw my comics on my iPad in the evening, while Sully and I are on my couch, and I love this chill moment.

Sully has changed my life a lot! I got him immediately after a family rejection after I came out as transgender when I got my first apartment. I never imagined myself surviving alone because of my neurological and mental issues, so I got him, convinced it would help me and give me a reason to wake up in the morning. He did this and way more! The adaptation was very hard, as he forced me to get out of my comfort zone, a thing that I struggle a lot to do.

I started my transition and was starting to face and discover transphobia, and having this companion who doesn't care or judge was precious. I can be myself and don't think about gender at all with him.

I now have a healthier routine (that's really important for me as I have ADHD and anxiety disorder), he forces me to get up, and I go out a lot more. I live in a beautiful region in France; it was a shame to never enjoy it. I also met plenty of amazing new people, made new friends, and even found jobs by talking to people I met with him.

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I don't have as many dark thoughts as I did before. Now, I have to survive because he'd be too sad. He really is my therapy dog. He's the best!

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He's Not Super Brave (Me Neither)

He's Not Super Brave (Me Neither)

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That snail looks like a pretty dangerous to me. Maybe its an under cover agent for ISBI (international snail bureau of investigation)

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is not getting nearly enough attention 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Some years ago, I shared comics about my mental issues because I felt very lonely and broken and needed to share thoughts I didn't dare share with anyone. I would say it slowly evolved thanks to people's feedback, and now I also want to let people know they are not alone and make them smile.

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He Doesn't Like It When I Phone (That's Fine, Me Neither)

He Doesn't Like It When I Phone (That's Fine, Me Neither)

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I will definitely continue to draw about Sully; he's brought a lot of positivity into my life, and that's a great way to never forget that. I will also draw on my ADHD, the diagnosis is recent, so I feel like I'm kind of trying to discover who I am again. Lots of things I thought were personality traits were symptoms of it, so I'm kind of lost.

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Besides that, I am trying to work on a long comic book about my life, trying to talk about my twenties, when I was lost, unemployed after being refused admission to art school, and trying to discover who I was. It would feature some of my mental health comics as my life gets darker, and also talk about my trans identity, ADHD, and how my dog helps me to deal with all that. I feel like I really need to do this, so when I have time, I will work on it!

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He Just Got 2

He Just Got 2

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My bday- 'dont say it dont say it dont say it' Literally anyone elses bday- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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He Has White Hair

He Has White Hair

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He Has A Lot Of B**t Fluff

He Has A Lot Of B**t Fluff

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Omg, I just had to do this too!! I have..... several..... Jack Russells that have varying coats. Well, Charlie looks like a tiny lion when his coat grows out (extreme wire haired or fluffy coat), so once every 6 months or so we get him groomed. But we were late getting him groomed and had to cut his butt hair. Thank god he lives for bath time! (In order of oldest to youngest, Toby- or Tobes Malone is 3, Charlie Murphy and Lovee are two, Mila is 1 1/2 yrs, Chub Rock just turned one last weekend and Teddy is the baby and is 5 months. Chub and Teddy are blood brothers with the same dad and mom, just two litters apart, Charlie and Lovee are littermates- which makes Charlie the boys uncle, Mila was given to us, and Tobes Malone, the destroyer of everything you love? We specifically picked him. I think we were just glutton for punishment with him. Charlie and Mila have paired and Lovee and Toby are the mom and dad of the two youngest boys. When I say I have hella dogs in here....

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He Loves Balls And His Friends Too

He Loves Balls And His Friends Too

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At school, this is when that one kid starts handing out gum.

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He Likes To Stretch

He Likes To Stretch

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mine too... except he gets closer to his target (aka my smelling face hole) before unleashing his prout

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you find the companionship, comfort and stability that one might seek in life then your comfort zone has grown to include the changes that you had to once leave it to seek out.

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His Farts Are Awfully Smelly

His Farts Are Awfully Smelly

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

More like he needed to go out. Sully just found a way to train you to let him out on demand for his "need to go" needs . . . and a little fun.

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He Doesn't Mind The Rain

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wth.. NO. Anyone even approaching my dog is side-eyes by me.. I will go full John Wick..

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