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Pandolph uses comic to work through depression

Elderberries cartoonist Corey Pandolph is taking the strip into a depressing story-line. Really, the story-line is about Boone dealing with depressions. The topic is close to Corey who admits that he too falls victim to depression. Over on the GoComics blog he explains,

This year, when the crippling anvil of depression hit, I remembered that old pearl of wisdom for the ever-struggling writer, “Write what you know.” Okay, well, I know I can’t find the motivation to brush my own teeth, bathe or get out of my pajamas. I know that I’m considering allowing my hair to grow for one year, just to see if I can fashion hair-cup holders for each side of my head. I know that I can’t remember why it’s important to eat…

So, with these irrational thoughts in full exercise, I decided to project through a week of THE ELDERBERRIES comic. The story unfolding this week is that Dusty Winter’s best friend, Boone, falls into a cycle of complete and total “meh”. While Boone tries to find the reason for his sudden lack of interest in all things human, Dusty and friends attempt to snap him out of it anyway they can, including pie.

Hopefully, the exercise helps ME climb out of my dark hole, while simultaneously providing good material for my paying job. I’ll let you know if it all works out next week.

Community Comments

#1 Eddie Pittman
September/23/2009
@ 9:19 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you Corey. I know first hand how difficult it can be. I hope the story line will help you work through it.

#2 Garey Mckee
September/23/2009
@ 2:37 pm

Ditto!

#3 Jason Nocera
September/23/2009
@ 2:55 pm

Waitaminute… the whole reason I want to work from home as a cartoonist is so I don’t have to brush my teeth, bathe, get out of my pajamas…

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