Well, this is essentially the finale of the Existentialism & Donuts storyline. Binary's creative arc will wrap up next week, but that strip launches us back into the world of Jordan & Co. (it also introduces the brand-spanking new format complete with an Instagram-friendly format and title cards!).
Binary and Lila have been a delight to write for. Although Seminal Works has done depression before, these characters have allowed me to write very personal material and opinions that otherwise would have never found a venue. This idea -- Existentialism & Donuts -- writing about depression and creativity and medication -- I've always felt it was important to get it out there to help de-stigmatize depression. And yes, I realize that my handful of strips (that have only a tiny audience) aren't going to conclusively end the stigmatization of depression, but at least I threw my hat in the ring and contributed.
If you need to catch up on Binary and Lila's story, you can do so in Page 12 of the archives.
Until next week,
So this is the second week in a row that I'm having a hard time writing anything as a companion piece to the comic. There's not much else to say on the topic of depression, existentialism, and medication -- the whole point of the comic strips is to say it there. (To that end, catch up with this storyline on page 12 of the archives.)
I'm currently working four strips ahead, and, having been inspired by some recent events, hammered out a few additional strips to add to my buffer. The good news is that my comic creation process is becoming ever more refined. The bad news is that the next major storyline for Krumbine's School for Creative Misfits ("Harveysaurus Rex vs. the World") is going to be pushed back a few weeks. But come on, "Harveysaurus Rex vs. the World". Mmmm. Dino-tasty. It's definitely worth the wait.
It's even more funny when you realize that the strip titled "A Slippery Slope" immediately follows this strip.