The Inner Struggles series.
Repression is a defense mechanism to keep information out of conscious awareness. However, these memories don’t just disappear; they continue to influence our behavior. A person who has repressed memories of abuse suffered as a child may later have difficulty forming relationships.
A progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness.
The psychological diagnosis gender identity disorder (GID) is used to describe a male or female that feels a strong identification with the opposite sex and experiences considerable distress and identity conflict because of their actual sex.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
ob·ses·sive com·pul·sive dis·or·der
An obsessive anxiety disorder in which patients are driven to repeat the same act, for example, washing their hands, over and over again, or obsessing over order and symmetry.
A mental illness that brings severe high and low moods and changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behavior, often with episodes of mania and depression.
Hoarding is the excessive collection of items and the inability to discard them. It often creates cramped and unsanitary living conditions. Also called compulsive hoarding syndrome, may be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, many people who hoard don’t have other OCD-related symptoms.
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Update at my art account with the second and final part of The Inner Struggles series. Hope those having these conflicts find peace and find lasting solace.
So far, I have been enjoying the Adventures of Business Cat a great deal, possibly more than is appropriate for an adult human. (All of these are from the webcomic Happy Jar)
UPDATE: Now with more Business.
A comiXologist Recommends:
Coleman Engle recommends Lumberjanes #1
Lumberjanes is an awesome new series from BOOM! Studios’ new imprint BOOM! Box that showcases the tremendous talents of numerous up and coming women in the industry.
The story, written by Noelle Stevenson (gingerhaze) and Grace Ellis (ohheygrace) is about a small group of friends and their time at a summer camp for “hardcore lady types”. With this first issue we are introduced to the main members of The Roanoke Cabin: Mal, Molly, April, Ripley and Jo. Out late one night, they come across three-eyed foxes, a cryptic message and an agitated camp counselor…all in a day’s work! While the girls are off getting into trouble, magic and mystery flicker around the panels. It’ll be exciting to see what’s in store for them!
The artwork is done by Brooke Allen (brookeallen) whose incredible sense of line weight, storytelling and attention to detail make each page a knockout. Allen (who put out a book called A Home For Mr. Easter with NBM, which can be downloaded on comiXology) is no stranger to cartooning, taking inspiration from Blutch, Akira Toriyama, and Jeff Smith and creating her own engaging and stellar worlds.
Adding to the charm of each page are beautiful colors by Maarta Laiho and hand lettering by Aubrey Aiese. The marriage of Allen’s art, Laiho’s colors and Aiese’s bubbly, playful words seems effortless.
If this first issue is telling of how the series is going to be, we should all be super stoked to see more! Like, SUPER stoked!
Coleman Engle is a cartoonist from Virginia currently living in Brooklyn. He works at comiXology as a Digital Editor.
oh my lord
i dont get why people say ‘tea is just leaf water’ and then act like coffee’s so great like what do u think you’re drinking. bean water is what