Comics Tagged : anxiety

No “Off” Switch

No “Off” Switch

Strip Info

Title
No “Off” Switch
Date
June 12, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Beach – Day

Kevin sits on a beach chair on a sunny shore. Wearing an open Hawaiian shirt, he clasps his hands behind his head and smiles. His bird perches on his elbow.

Kevin
Isn’t this great? A week away from social media! No F.O.M.O. No stress…
Panel 2 : Ext. Beach – Continuous

Kevin and his bird sit in silence, soaking up the sun and surf.

Panel 3 : Ext. Beach – Continous

Another moment of quiet.

Panel 4 : Ext. Beach – Continous

Kevin’s bird turns to him.

Bird
You’re thinking of ways to turn this into content, aren’t you?
Kevin
Yes. I’m very broken.

One More Thing To Worry About

One More Thing To Worry About

Strip Info

Title
One More Thing To Worry About
Date
May 15, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Dining Room – Day

Close up on Kevin’s hand, holding his phone. On the screen, a FaceTime call with his Mother. Her camera looks up her nose in a very unflattering angle.

Mother
…And have you heard about this black hole? It’s 4 million times larger than our sun! It’s going to swallow us up!
Panel 2 : Int. Dining Room – Continuous

Kevin sits at a table, holding up his phone. His bird pearches on his shoulder. A bowl of fruit on the table nearby. Kevin smiles.

Kevin
Oh, Mom! I don’t think we have to worry about that for a long time.
Mother
If you say so…
Panel 3 : Int. Dining Room – Continous

Kevin waves goodbye.

Kevin
O.K. Gotta go. Love you.
Mother
Love you too.
Panel 4 : Int. Dining Room – Continous

Kevin and his bird panic, knocking over the bowl of fruit.

Bird
What the hell are we gonna do about this black hole?!?
Kevin
I DUNNO, MAN! I’M FREAKIN’ OUT!

How I Feel Every Inktober

How I Feel Every Inktober

Strip Info

Title
How I Feel Every Inktober
Date
October 7, 2020
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Day

Sarah sits on a stool, looking sad at a piece of paper. A pen tucked behind her ear. On a nearby table, Instagram walks up.

Instagram
Why so sad?
Sarah
-Sigh- I hate my drawing.
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Instagram makes an offer.

Instagram
Wanna see art from people more talented than you?
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

Sarah stares blankly at Instagram.

Panel 4 : Int. Home – Continuous

Instagram starts walking away, beckoning Sarah to follow.

Instagram
Yeah, y’do. C’mon!

Sarah sighs.

Welcome Back

Welcome Back

Strip Info

Title
Welcome Back
Date
June 22, 2020
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Notes

This was the first comic I made in over three months after the COVID-19 lockdown started. Inspiration was hard to come by during those first few months. This is not the greatest joke in the world, but I’m glad I got something out there.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

A green ring-necked parrot sits on a perch, talking to Kevin.

Bird
Hey, Kevin! Where y’been?
Kevin
Been off social media lately.
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

Kevin shrugs at the parrot.

Kevin
With everything going on in the world right now… is it o.k. to be funny?
Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

The parrot responds.

Bird
Well luckily, you don’t have to worry about being funny.
Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

The parrot leans in.

Bird
Take all the time off you want, champ!

Kevin deadpans to camera.

The 2 Types of Self-Quarantine

The 2 Types of Self-Quarantine

Strip Info

Title
The 2 Types of Self-Quarantine
Date
March 15, 2020
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Living Room – Evening

Kevin slumps on the couch, playing a video game. His eyes sleepy. His hair disheveled. He hasn’t shaved. Empty delivery container, dirty laundry, and trash are strewn everywhere. He’s wearing sweatpants and only one sock – that has a hole in it.

Panel 2 : Int. Living Room – Alternate Timeline

Kevin sits perfectly erect on the same couch in a bright orange hazmat suit. His living room is sparkling clean. His face is frozen in a wide, toothy smile of anxiety. Sweat beads on his brow. On the endtable sits a single glass of red wine. He’ll never drink it.

New Year’s with Instagram

New Year’s with Instagram

Strip Info

Title
New Year’s with Instagram
Date
January 1, 2020
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Notes

This is a redraw of my original Instagram strip. The nice thing about this strip is that it works for almost any social situation. I guess that’s also the sad thing about this strip. Hmmm.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Monday

Sarah sits on a stool, wearing a party hat, looking folorn. On the adjacent table, Instagram steps up.

Instagram
Why so sad?
Sarah
-Sigh- My New Year’s was lame.
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Instagram perks up.

Instagram
Wanna see pics of your friends having fun without you?
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

Sarah glares at Instagram

Panel 4 : Int. Home – Continuous

Sarah slumps further. Defeated.

Sarah
-Sigh- Kinda….
Instagram
Yeah y’do! C’mon!

The Power of Waffles

The Power of Waffles

Strip Info

Title
The Power of Waffles
Date
February 15, 2019
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Notes

This is one of my most popular – and personal favorite – comics of all time.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Bedroom – Day

Egg lays in bed. Wrapped in a purple comforter. Toast stands at the foot.

Toast
Are you getting out of bed today?
Egg
No.
Panel 2 : Int. Bedroom – Continuous

Egg doesn’t move.

Egg
The world is hot garbage. I live here now.
Panel 3 : Int. Bedroom – Continuous

Toast makes an offering.

Toast
I made waffles.
Panel 4 : Int. Dining Room – Moments Later

Egg & Toast sit at a little table. Eating waffles. Toast is all smiles. Egg is still wrapped in the comforter.

Egg
Damn you.

A Good Fwump

A Good Fwump

Strip Info

Title
A Good Fwump
Date
December 3, 2018
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

Egg lies on the ground in the fetal position. A shell-shocked (get it?) look on it’s face.

Whenever I’m feeling anxious and overwhelmed…
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

Toast walks in. Stands over Egg with a look of concern.

I know I can count on you…
Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

Toast flops face-down over Egg. Covering it. “Fwump!”

…To lie on top of me like a weirdo.
Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

Toast just lays there. A heart floats up from Egg.