Long time listeners know that I am a connoisseur of the sequential arts.
It is truly the theater of the mind because I can co-create with the artist to experience an environment or an adventure.
I bring this up because sometimes healing can come from unexpected places. Like a graphic novel or a comic book.
Three of the books talk about the experience of having a perpetual negative voice interfering with the quality of their lives.
Three of the books speak to what they have done to connect with their better selves.
In this episode a look at five graphic novels memoires about anxiety.
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Marie and the Worrywart by Jen Woodall. The cover gives a good example of going from being normal to transition into symptom flare up. It is published by Silver Sprocket Press.
MonsterMind: Dealing with Anxiety and Self-Doubt by Alfonso Casas does not have just one voice but a committee such as Mr. Past Traumas, Mr. Fear, Mr. Social Anxiety, Mr. Impostor Syndrome, Mr. Sadness, Mr. Doubt and there may be more hiding in the rafters.
The Worrier’s Guide to Life by Gemma Correll, world champion over-thinker. What if everything you saw negatively came into being. As if it was an overly to every single thing you laid eyes on.
For example, you are looking into an ice cream case and see rocky road kill or cookies & clams.
The Last Gay Man on Earth is a photo memoir that has Ype Driessen. All I know is that there is a sentient robot vacuum cleaner involved. The publisher is Street Noise Books.
Also on the Andrews McMeel website is a book by Debbie Tung, Everything is Ok. But it isn’t because we are talking about anxiety and depression. This is a graphic memoir about how she navigates the highs and lows of her experiences.
Improve: How I Discovered Improv and Conquered Social Anxiety by Alex Graudins.
What do you do when you have a bad case of social anxiety? Alex’s decision is to sign up for an improv comedy class. The publisher is First Second but the link is to the Macmillan website book listing page.
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