The first thing I feel is “man, this sucks.” And then it’s “I’m thankful that, so far, me and my family aren’t sick with this.” And then it’s “but there are so many who are!” And then it’s “buckle down and do your part so that even more people don’t get sick.” And then it’s “will red robins even be open when this is all over?” Oh man.
I love making comics, it’s a part of my daily routine. I like being able to read them years later- it’s like keeping a diary, but it’s in code, because only I know the fifteen versions of each comic I didn’t make that express different aspects of what I was feeling when I made it. Anyways, it is cathartic, solace inducing.
Covid 19 is awful. It’s hard to see what life might look like after, it’s already changed so much of our world. I saw two things online that really resonated with me.
the first was a tweet that went something like “well, here’s to two months of wondering if my chest pain and light cough is covid or if it’s allergies and intense anxiety”. the second was a comic I saw today on Reddit that went something like “the great prophecy of old has been fulfilled! The world didn’t end, but it did suck for a while.” It’s going to suck for a long while, for a lot of people, in a really bad way. But life will go on. I’m really looking forward to when people aren’t dying of this. I’m also looking forward to toilet paper.
also, as a natural introvert, When it comes to being stuck at home- I’m coping better then most of the extroverts in my life.
This is one of those rare times where I drew me, but this is in no way corresponding to reality. I don’t have a hoarded stash of toilet paper, and I don’t have a dart board (currently) and while I have had a dart ricochet wildly, it has never stuck into my brain rendering me a vegetable. But it was fun to draw! Thanks brother Andy for the idea.
I think this comic adequately expresses my feelings on the matter. These comics have always been a way to get my thoughts out of my head onto paper so I can actually get on with life. Hopefully these comics bring a smile to your face! We could all use a good smile these days.
Here in Canada, we’re in the “no meetings over 250 people, practice social isolation” stage of Anti-covid-19 measures. It’s strange to think how much can change in a few short days. I’ve heard from friends in Italy how fast it all moves, from ‘it’s no big deal’ to ‘stay in your house for a month’ over a week or two.