I keep seeing cutesy anxiety comics everywhere, and generally they are pretty good! And I understand that normalizing anxiety is important, it takes away its teeth and the stigma associated with struggling with it. Anyways, every time I see a cutesy personification of anxiety, my mind goes in a different direction- the anxiety I’ve dealt with has been different from many people’s experience of it, but it has been detrimental none-the-less.
comics are a way for me to process many of these anxieties! But mainly, this comic is me just wanting to try to draw like junji ito and poke a bit of fun at a popular webcomic trope.