Just Peachy Comic is about depression, anxiety, love and cuteness.
I was diagnosed with depression and ADHD in December of 2016. My therapist suggested I try journaling. I hate journaling.
I have been drawing since I was a child, but had fallen out of the habit. This comic was my compromise between drawing an journaling; it helped me record how I was feeling at the time and work through some of the darkness.
At first it was scary to put my deepest thoughts and fears out in the open, but the responses and messages of support from people made me realize how much it was needed to talk about mental health.
After about 6 months of making these, I decided to quit my job and freelance part time so that I can dedicate more time to making and promoting Just Peachy. In the future I am hoping to make a book, and would love to be able to do this full time, while raising awareness about mental health and my personal struggle with depression.