The Stylus: Comic illustrates feelings of individuals with mental illness

College at Brockport junior studio art major Liz Pritchard recently pubished her own comic book, “PaperBag.” Many think of comic books as superheroes fighting crime. However, in Pritchard’s case, her goal is to raise awareness of mental health.

“The comic is about two individuals who struggle with mental illness,” Pritchard said. “The setting takes place in this unknown realm that reflects the two character’s psyche which is far from reality. Me and my friend learned to separate our anxieties from what’s real and we make it back to reality. It focuses on the feelings of individuals’ mental illness, rather than the labels.”

Pritchard went through a self-publisher LuLu Publishing where she was given a lot of freedom in terms of publishing her work.

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