I've been making and posting comics about my mental health struggles for a few years now. Anxiety, depression and some other things. But they have always been three-panel, text-post strips without visuals. I've just never been able to draw.

A few months ago, however, I started drawing anyway, just pen on paper, and have since made daily comics about everything from indecisiveness to issues with body-image. Other topics include: perfectionism, insomnia, paranoia, on and on.

I post a lot on Instagram, and people have really responded. It's been so nice. I'm filled with gratitude. I hope I can keep making things that resonate with people and that help them feel less alone.

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Anna Salord 3 weeks ago

The adventures I lost because of my anxiety... It's a life ruiner.

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Isla Gibson 3 weeks ago

Haha. Love this one!

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Isla Gibson 3 weeks ago

Anxiety strikes again

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hobbitly 3 weeks ago

Indeed, indeed.

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wisdom evee 3 weeks ago

i was not expecting this and i spilt my ice water god dammit

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Isla Gibson 3 weeks ago

Depression needs to go back to preschool.

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Lucas 3 weeks ago

That was last Friday... damn doctors.

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Lucas 3 weeks ago

Not sure if I do this or not... I'll go away and have a think.

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Isla Gibson 3 weeks ago

Every person to ever relate to the comic: What a precious gift, brain. How will I ever show my gratitude for such a holy present? I know, I’ll ruin my life with it. Then I can express my gratefulness!

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PyroarRanger 3 weeks ago

Thank you, gorgeous lumpy whale :) I needed this today

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Tia Hansen 3 weeks ago

Perfect day, when sad feeling go away.

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Isla Gibson 3 weeks ago

Did anxiety put your emotions up to this?

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Lucas 3 weeks ago

Hey family - see?

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Laugh Fan 3 weeks ago

All the comments I'm not writing 😱

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Hard 2 Guess 3 weeks ago

I feel this so much that it makes me want to cry.

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Dr.coolyobeans 3 weeks ago

I don't understand why it's so hard to make decisions about things. Even when both choices and options are good I will take a long time to decide while ending up feeling panicked about 'choosing' the wrong one. I wish I could stop it and be someone who goes with the flow. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions?

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Isla Gibson 3 weeks ago

This one is sweet

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Ameya Sute 3 weeks ago

I think wisdom evee is tryna make another prompt, so imma reply instead of downvote. "this isN'T fake"

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Isla Gibson 3 weeks ago

This happens every dang night. Brain doesn’t even bloody care what he’s done.

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Isla Gibson 3 weeks ago

NEVER invite anxiety’s family over. Even for Thanksgiving.

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Bored Birgit 3 weeks ago

Very wise.

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Isla Gibson 3 weeks ago

Emotions just wanted to join the conversation

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Riddle_Rifle 3 weeks ago

not the last chicken nugget !!

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Laugh Fan 3 weeks ago

Yeah - hand that back quickly!

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Rinpai 3 weeks ago

PUNCH F(ear) to pay respects

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Tara 2 weeks ago

♥️

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Anna Salord 3 weeks ago

A big thanks to my best friend and boyfriend - for staying close, always. I owe you my life

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wisdom evee 3 weeks ago

me at many levels

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Tia Hansen 2 weeks ago

Don’t worry some of your friends will help you fight it off.

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Tia Hansen 2 weeks ago

I help chu make a new one! ^-^

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Isla Gibson 3 weeks ago

DONT GIVE IN!!!

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Laugh Fan 3 weeks ago

and bad mistakes, I've made a few...🎵

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ZANDA 3 weeks ago

"Fair enough, but ... abra ca dabra! Now you hate me, too."

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