Anonymous asked: Something about the way you write makes you sound dead sexy. I'd hit it.
Working on new comics. Almost finished inking depression comix #73 and 74. I started a new Lovetalk as well. My schedule is always a shambles I’m August and gets more stable in September, so I’m hoping to be more productive. I love drawing. I have to get over all the bullshit in my head to help me not fear the blank page.
How to buy and use a sketchbook.
Step 1: Go into a stationary or art supply store. Find a sketchbook that is absolutely perfect for you, literally screaming to be filled with all the wonderful drawings that you plan to use it for.
Step 2: Purchase the sketchbook and take it home, filled with artistic inspiration.
Step 3: Open the sketchbook to the first brand-new page. Try to think of a sketch worthy of such a prominent position. Consider that somehow the environment and timing is not just right, and put it off until the perfect moment comes. It never does.
Step 4: Rationalize that the sketchbook is somehow not exactly what you require now, but you can imagine a future when you will need it. Put it on a bookshelf for that time.
Step 5: Repeat Steps 1 to 4, until you have a small collection of practically unused sketchbooks.
My biggest fear right now is that America will elect Romney under the bizarre notion that they can get a rich man to work for them.
philwrir asked: You remain one of my favorite blogs and personalities on this site. I cant say much more than that.
Anonymous asked: I'm sorry that it's too painful for you to take your advice and look at the issue critically. You may want to consider that if he really is wrong about a "lot of things" then you should have plenty of specific examples you can prove.
Anonymous asked: That last guy was full of BS. I grew up in a stable, middle class, slightly richer (but not by much) than my neighbors household, with parents who stayed together, loved me and did not abuse me. I still fight depression every day, but through years of talk therapy I've learned to deal with it a lot better. As you say many times, we don't really know why some people fight these issues,...
Anonymous asked: As a person who myself has struggled with depression in my life I would like to suggest that you look into the work of Stefan Molyneux. He presents a compelling case that adult psychological problems are caused neither by a lack of psychotropic medication, nor genetics, nor random chance, but rather by the chronic exploitation and general mistreatment of children by their caregivers and the...
Anonymous asked: Looking back over the years, I owe you a rather large apology for my behavior towards you. It doesn't nor will make up for what I did but for whatever it is worth, I am sorry. DW
With all other pain, most people can maintain some sense of separation between...– Psychiatrist: I hate suicide but also understand it - CNN.com (via jadegordon)
azurewhelp asked: Your response re: depression struck a chord with me because it's always been hard to explain the difference between people who suffer from mental illness and those who don't. I feel it is similar to when people ask me about my anxiety and don't get that I'm just "nervous ABOUT something" or scared.
doll me up in my b a d • l u c k: friendship: it's... →
mostflogged: I’ve been completely and totally disgusted by the behavior of certain people tonight. It’s baffling how the simplest thing, like friendship, could be so fucking hard for some people. You don’t have an obligation to like anyone, and they don’t have any obligation to like you, but if you… I love this woman.
Anonymous asked: Thanks for doing the Dr. Lovetalk strip. I really missed the THL strips. More than just being comedy, I think they are actually very insightful on many societal issues. I'm actually looking for the excuse to incorporate different strips into academic papers. So for my question - why are you so depressed?
randomwhim asked: Hi Clay, just wanted to express my thanks for THL and DC. I remember a few years ago when the SL site disappeared for a while; I have to admit that I backed the entire site up (only once) when that came back online. I know that's bad for bandwidth, but I never wanted to lose the site again. You mentioned updating Dr. Lovetalk - any way you could keep the turtleneck?
medievalcartoonist asked: Hey, Clay, been reading your stuff for over 5 years now. Glad to see Dr. Lovetalk kept her trademark turtleneck sweater after all this time. (though, it being summer, the idea of wearing one makes me break out in a sweat). The colors on this one are nicely done, do you typically use a pencil or something else?
milnoc asked: Hey! Congrats! First Thin H Line/Depression Comix cross-over! And Doctor Lovetalk looks extremely attractive! You've definitely improved! Also, thanks for the Bertrand Todesco sneek peek. He definitely does great stuff, as well as the professor at "Tu Mourras Moins Bête" ( tumourrasmoinsbete blogspot fr ) that I've found through Todesco's site. Being bilingual does...
sweevo asked: As someone who suffers from depression quite badly, your comics strike a nerve. It's a brave move for you to air your feelings like that. Please keep writing them, people like us need to know they are not alone, suffering from the hell that is depression.
depression comix #71 & 72
depression comix #71 - self-plagiarism at it’s best. depression comix #72 - I do this way too often. I had a hard time drawing these strips with the brush pen, either my hand is shaking too much (it is) or I need a new brush pen (I do). To add to the problems I had to be careful of touching the paper as I drew, because of the insane temperatures it’s difficult to keep my hands from...