Well, this is going to be printed as a book for a show, but I think it works just fine as a sequence/comic.
I had to make a piece about, well, basically, monsters under the bed. I thought for a really long time and did my usual process - research, brainstorms, come up with new stuff… but I ended up thinking about my apartment last year.
I lived alone last year, no roommates, first time completely alone. It didn’t end well. I got really depressed for the first time in my life, really paranoid and scared and hated myself. It was no good. I managed to keep up with school but dishes, laundry, things… piled up.
At the same time, I heard a lot of crazy stuff in my apartment, and saw stuff, too. Maybe it was my brain playing tricks on me. Maybe it was a house-wight. It would have been nice to have a friendly domovoi.
Anyway, I wanted to make this and share it with others just to say… don’t let the monsters under the bed get to you. Talk to people if you’re feeling depressed. Swallow your weird toxic pride and paranoia and let your parents (who love you) or the friendly domovoi of your house fold your clothes, and help you get back to normal.
In which my friend makes really damn cool comics about monsters and weird stuff.