Comics for the Mentally Ill: By the Mentally Ill

Comics/graphic novels are a way of expression for many artists. They can express many things including things going on in the artist’s life. An example of said expression are artists who depict mental illnesses in an appropriate way. Many more popular comic series metal illnesses aren’t portrayed properly, making the person a villain or acting […]

Mental Illness As Illustrated By rubyetc Through Silly Comics

I’ll just get straight to the point. This whole article is dedicated to silly drawings of vaguely humanoid blobs, and a chicken. These are comics by rubyetc (or rubyetc_ on Instagram) depicting some of her experiences with mental illness. Typically, when we imagine an illness, we think of the flu, or tuberculosis, etc. Something related […]

A Journey Through Hell: Mental Illness as a Game Mechanic

Last August, Ninja Theory self-published a third-person action game following the narrative of a Celtic woman journeying through the hell found in Norse mythology, titled Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. During the development cycle this game made waves through its proposal and occupation of a space known as indie AAA, with identifying characteristics as a small team, […]