Depresso : Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Being Bonkers Paperback
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 262 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Knockabout Comics
- Publication Date: 11/01/2010
- Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
- ISBN: 9780861661701
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Review by clfisha
This is a rare thing as it‘s not only an informative look at depression it’s also an engaging, humorous account. Brick, a UK cartoonist, uses his experiences to create Tom Freeman, from his initial worries to where hope starts to seep in. We follow over the next few years, moving home, travelling to China, hiding in bed, talking to an imaginary lizard and through the general chaos that ensues; the zombfying drugs, the horrifyingly slow NHS care, odd cures, his friends reactions and general stigma. It's vivid and very human but throughout there's a wry self deprecating humour that elevates it.The art is drawn in friendly black and white and gives a edge of comfort whilst effortlessly highlighting mood & obsessions, adding the odd joke, and splashes of madness against everyday obsessions. Highly recommend to comics & memoir fans and anyone interested in mental health.