I drew this strip early on into my most recent bout with depression, so it’s just been sitting in my sketchbook for a few weeks. I was trying to be productive when I made it. Trying to think of solutions.

This solution’s a little silly in theory but at the time, I was depressed and I missed being on-par with artists who – these days – are far more consumed with their passion than I am. I figured practicing taking pride in my personal achievements would improve my outlook.

Unfortunately, I still felt lonely after that.