Monday, 18 November 2013

Why comics are brilliant...

It's Hard To Speak About 

These Things In Public. 

So He Drew This Instead.

"I made this for folks like me, many of whom are still living with shame, guilt, and fear (many of the responses I've received have mentioned similar suicide pacts). I'm aiming to get this out into the public consciousness, because while most facts people know actually come from hearing them in stories, updated information takes decades to filter back into new stories, as most writers cover the same ground with what they learned from others' stories. Eskimos don't have a crazy number of words for 'snow,' sharks don't have to keep swimming to live, Mister Rogers wasn't a fighter pilot, and victims of child sexual abuse don't become offenders. We'd need a new word to out-class the present epidemic if they did because the incidence stats are horrifying."

— Dean Trippe

Taken from here

I grew up loving comic art in the recent years, appreciating comics more for their actual written contents and story lines but this one just captures the very reason why comics are an excellent medium to capture and explain those difficult and awful things such as abuse. I very much love and associate that feeling of an invisible gun next to your head, that whole "dead man walking " feeling...Just a brilliant piece and I salute Dean Trippe for the brave and amazing man he is.

Birdie Love

1 comment:

  1. WOW! What an amazing and heart felt comic. I have to check out hit other work. Comics can be a savior in so many ways.


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