mckillington: i-zelyonii-popugai: mustbekarma: agentbartowski: can you use the term, “i shit you not” in an english essay or is that unprofessional? nonononono, never use “I” statements in formal essays. One shits you not Also acceptable: This author shits you not It’s best to avoid the “general you.” “One would not be considered shitted,” is probably the best way I could think to...
Commentary on depcoms 83 and 84
I kept on meaning to write these, and I kept procrastinating. Depcom #83 Reddit once again provided me with material for a strip. This time, the “suicide is selfish” bit. The problem with this argument is that selfishness really depends on the values of the speaker, it’s not an absolute truth, and makes one heck of a terrible argument. To show this, I tried to juxtapose the...
A comment on depcom #83
http://depressioncomix.tumblr.com/post/34057704162/depression-comix-83-nav-1-82-83-84#comment-696100747 I understand what you mean with this comic, but it’s extremely disrespectful to describe the grief and devastation felt by the people left behind as “feeling sad”, as if it’s a trivial thing that can easily be overcome. I’m sure you’ve heard countless people...
Anonymous asked: Thank you.
Working on the next set of depression comix… Inked 85, but haven’t started 86. I guess the number of notes the last comic got (84) kinda gave me a bit of stage fright. Anyways, I’m glad you are following my tumblr. There’s not a lot to it, and comic updates are infrequent, but you give me the strength to continue. Thank you.
shadedspriter asked: Just saw part of a documentary you (and readers) might be interested in "Sex in the Comix" about the history of sex comics including interviews with people including Robert Crumb.
mnerurkar asked: I still stand by my words. You sir, are hilarious.
Anonymous asked: Nevermind that those things always come home to roost. I suggest hatching another plan.
Anonymous asked: That last answer had the feel of a set up, man. I call fowl. Next time you should try to wing it.
rtf asked: I think people are deliberately giving you backhanded compliments in hope of a response. Either that or people are really dumb.
Anonymous asked: Not really a question but a show of support. I've been your fan since I was 18 or so, and now I'm 28. I'm now aware of your depression, and I certainly hope you eventually cope or learn how to manage with your condition, and eventually get back towards writing excellent material.
Nothing much. I caught a cold this week and I’m just surviving. Since I refuse to take days off for sickness (I’d rather use my sick days for when I’m healthy and can enjoy them) I’m on bare minimum mode. I don’t know if anyone else does this, but i’d rather just punch the clock than lie in bed waiting to get better. Colds suck. I bet there’s no...
An ask received in depressioncomix
“Could you please trigger warn for suicide-related comics? Thank you” Sorry, if I do that, then I’ll have to trigger-warn the whole comic. I think it’s safe to say depression comix is filled with triggers, not just suicide but also cutting, self-hate, etc. I believe anyone following the comic will have to understand that it’s about depression, and suicide is a big...
Anonymous asked: Will you ever do more "Sexy Losers" type of comics? Cause that shit was funny!
mnerurkar asked: I do not yet how you can call yourself unfunny. The "I saw the punchline" dialogue? Hilarious.
larry-man asked: I saw a post mentioning Amanda Todd. I don't think it was just cyber-bullying, a lot of the harshest things I believe were face-to-face. The bullying was the icing on the cake. She was a webcam girl, basically, and her parents were not exactly the most caring of people from my understanding either. Without any support for her against the bullying she finally just cracked in what seems to have...
milnoc asked: Clay, slight misunderstanding. I wasn't criticizing the slightly predictable gag. I actually liked it very much! Seeing Dr. Lovetalk being on the receiving end of this particular piece of advice was very satisfying. But what really made this one work is that you rarely do predictable gags.You don't abuse the format like many other strips do way too often. I'm extremely thankful for...
Anonymous asked: Last anon here. I didn't say I wanted a serious challenge! ...wait that sounds like I'm calling you dumb and I meant I'm not the brightest crayon in the box but that would mean... But I... But.... NEVERMIND I LOVE YOUR STRIP AND YOUR FACE.
Anonymous asked: But what if I really don't have anything better to do with my time than e-mailing the author and try to prove I'm smarter than him? EH?!
nossim asked: I'm delighted to see the return of Dr. Lovetalk. SL 36 when he's asking for a pencil while surrounded has always been one of my favorite strips.
hobbitsgaia asked: I think milnoc is cheating. Back when you had commentary on the Sexy Losers site, you'd said that #36 was originally going to end the way Dr. L #2 has now.
milnoc asked: Saw the Dr. Lovetalk ending coming a mile away! Still funny!
Doctor Lovetalk #2
doctorlovetalk: pencils and pencil crayons. format and style stolen from a French artist I posted here a while ago.
Anonymous asked: Not sure if this news would have reached you yet... sorry if I'm rehashing something you've already seen, but search for Amanda Todd (the Vancouver Sun had a good writeup and a link to the video) ... it made me sad to see this and to hear how far it had gone and how little was done to intervene. When she posted her video she said she hoped it would give inspiration to others and perhaps...
Anonymous asked: (Cont.) My fiancee and I actually found out we BOTH read your comic when we were way too young to do so--it was a good laugh. Point is, I have really fond memories of your work. Thanks for making it. I'm going through a tough time now (therapy/meds for anxiety disorders) but the archives are keeping me laughing.
Anonymous asked: Hey, just wanted to say...I stumbled on your comics when I was like 10. I found them HILARIOUS, but felt guilty for looking at them (I grew outta that by like 13 though). And you know? I really think that reading Sexy Losers gave me a positive, healthy outlook on sex that has really helped me out in life. It helped me see sex as something funny and not to be afraid of. That really means a lot to...
on sex and masturbation
— Okay. Here’s a question for you. If I were to use my fingers to pleasure myself, that’s masturbation, right? No questions asked? — Right. — Same as if I use a tool, such as a dildo. — That’s right. There’s no one else involved. — What if we were in the same room, pleasuring ourselves? That’s still masturbation? — Yes, as long as there was no sexual contact between each other. — So...
Anonymous asked: "while depression helped destroy my productivity for so long, over the last year I’ve been seriously productive because of a work on depression." Can try being a deranged sexual deviant with a penchant for endless masturbation? I'd like to see some more Thin H Line / Sexy Losers material :)
Anonymous asked: Hi there, I know this box is for questions but I'm too lazy to send an email. I discovered your work through sexy losers a few years ago and I've enjoyed every strip. So I wanted to stop by here and thank you for all the good times I had reading your strips and wish you lots of good things for the future. Keep it up. ^-^ Cyril
Anonymous asked: Tomoe Toyosaka was always my favorite character. I kind of wish there was a hot fun playful girl that would chase after me. Maybe I need to rape more corpses...
sex on tumblr
— Oh, talk dirty to me. — umm… take it all, you dirty slut. — “Slut” is a term used to shame women. Try something else. — uh… You like it, don’t you whore. — “Whore” represents an occupation in which women were often victimized and exploited. — Okay, no names. Uh, I’m gonna fuck you until you beg for...
in-praise-of-women asked: Oh, and just a while ago you said you don't write about love!
the end of the love story
— Honey, l do you need anything from the drug store? I’m getting something for my sore throat. — You know what’s good for that? Semen. — That’s why I’m going to the drug store. Dave’s working the prescription counter tonight.
another love story
— Honey, I’m going to the drug store. Do you want anything? — Never mind, I’ll go. I was planning to pick up something… special for tonight anyways. — Well, could you pick me up a pack of tampons? — The car keys are on the table. Drive carefully.
a love story
— Honey, I’m going to the drug store. Do we need anything? — Yeah, get a box of condoms. I’m going to fuck the shit out of you. — Well, I was going to get some laxatives, but that’s a much better plan.
tumblander asked: Hi Clay. I was the anon who wast not strong enough to stay away from what was causing me (emotional) pain and sadness. I was talking about my fiance. Today I removed the last of my things from his house. I love him but his own issues were destroying me. I had to protect my own happiness. Sad situation, but I feel positive again about my life, finally. Thanks for listening. :)
drpepperfan asked: You deleted your old commentaries on Sexy Losers, and replaced them with "Commentary under reconstruction". Is there still plans to redo the commentaries? Or is that idea dead? If not, could you possibly reupload the old ones. I found them pretty entertaining to read.
Anonymous asked: What are you favorite Sexy Losers and Depression Comix strips?
Anonymous asked: How old are you?
karmagasm asked: Hey clay, I'm a sexy losers fan from way back when and only just found ya again after I noticed you were infact the author of these depression comix I'd gobbled all up in one go. Sorry to hear ya caught the soddin' thing, I feel ya. so here's a common platitude "Keep on trucking!"
sumrallmind asked: Depression comix 79 was very good. Like many, it felt like a look inside my own mind. I appreciate having these comics, because sometimes I cannot articulate in words what I am feeling. Being able to show them a comic really helps.
mindsnot asked: I always feel uncomfortable liking your comics on some of your posts, because I worry it seems like...well, I want to show support, or express that I enjoy and appreciate the comic, but I worry it seems like I'm saying I derive joy from suffering or sadness in the comics or your posts, like "I sure like this comic about feeling miserable and alienated, and that you feel this way"...
mikahsoulhandler asked: you know what dude, you rely helped me quite a bit whit your advise when i asked you what to do about my mom, i was already trying to do my best to support her but its difficult, allot of the times it gets frustrating, but you told me to try to read into her and i understood, that i couldn't support her without knowing what was rely wrong and since every time i ask the answers is nothing then...
Depression comix #81 and #82
I’ve been on a roll with these lately but I think I’m going to take a week off to flesh out some strip ideas. I’ve been surprisingly productive… I haven’t been this productive since 1999. I wonder what this means… depression comix #81 http://depressioncomix.tumblr.com/post/32895903571/depression-comix-81 This is the one I wasn’t sure I should...
faphand asked: Thanks for the 'opening up' comic (DC #79). If I manage to open up a little bit to someone, I can link to that comic in order to explain myself.
Anonymous asked: DC helped me a lot with opening up to my family about my depression, and now I'm starting treatment for it. Any way, I know it's going to take much more than a pill to pull me out of this, and of course I've had my setbacks, but I feel like I've made progress since I discovered your comics. So, thank you very much, Clay.