Thursday, 10 September 2009

Schizophrenia

An eleven page chapter from my upcoming book Psychiatric Tales, which will be out from Blank Slate in early 2010.

1 schizophrenia

2 schizophrenia

3 schizophrenia 3

4 schizophenia

5 schizophrenia

6 schizophrenia

7 schizophrenia

8 schizophrenia

9 schizophrenia

schizophrenia 10

11 schizophrenia

22 comments:

Eric Orchard said...

This is amazing Darryl! I literally could not stop reading it, the combination of stark images and the conversational tone is perfect. My mom is schizophrenic and I will turn off the TV whenever someone uses the word schizophrenic to mean multiple personality disorder. It drives me crazy.

tall guy said...

I take that as a great compliment from an artist as good as you, Eric. Cheers!

Frank H. said...

great, like always - and thanks for share with us art and knowledge, Darryl.

I enjoy both of them!

Cecilio said...

Good night!

My name is Cecilio, as you can see, and I'm from Spain. I've just read the comic and I've liked it very much, as you make this sickness nearer to us, without prejudices.

Would you be interested in a Spanish translation? It'd be fine to expand these ideas also in Hispano web.

Regards,

Cecilio.

Cecilio said...

Sorry; how could I contact to you if you like the idea? If you have any problem, just leave a comment. I suppose it'll be sent to my mail.

Cecilio said...

Ok, a guy from this site (http://www.meneame.net) has made a translation. You have it in:

http://meneame.net/story/realmente-esquizofrenia-explicacion-forma-comic#c-17
http://meneame.net/story/realmente-esquizofrenia-explicacion-forma-comic#c-21
http://meneame.net/story/realmente-esquizofrenia-explicacion-forma-comic#c-26
http://meneame.net/story/realmente-esquizofrenia-explicacion-forma-comic#c-30

That's all and thank you, again, for the story.

laurel said...

beautiful! really grateful to have seen this and I can't wait to see more.

Anonymous said...

I do not know or have ever been in contact with schizophrenia, but your "comic"/"graphic novel" skills are most amazing.

Anonymous said...

brilliant! brilliant comics!

Anonymous said...

Excellent, and very true. Especially the bit about treatment. I am thankfull everyday that I can function thanks to medical advances.

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Anonymous said...

This is such a good idea- I never would have thought of using comic strips as a medium to educate others about mental illness.

Affair of the Poisons said...

I love your work. I just wish I could say I love all of it. If you really want to spread the good word about mental health, I suggest checking out the Icarus Project. You're on to a good start, but a lot of the ways that you address these issues can be offensive to some people (such as here where you say people with schizophrenia are better off drugged than not). Just an example. Hope you at least find the Icarus Project interesting!

Nicholai said...

Hi!
I do not suffer from schizophrenia, but I do have a mental illness, so I know how people sometimes take a step back when you tell them. It's great to see someone taking a different path to enlighten the general public. Thanks

Lara Giordano said...

Thank you for your comic. I have never posted a comment on any of the many articles I have read, videos that I have watched, or shows that I have seen. But your sensitive treatment of schizophrenia touched me deeply. My brother has suffered from schizophrenia for twenty+ years and I still have not figured out a way to help him live a safer and less painful life.

hou said...

I do not know or have ever been in contact with schizophrenia, but your "comic"/"graphic novel" skills are most amazing.
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Julia Bensinger said...

BREAKTHROUGH STORY FROM SCHIZOPHRENIA

My name is Julia. I am a mother of two. I just want to share my experience with schizophrenia and how I got cured with Herbal medication. I was diagnosed in June 1997, My first symptoms ranges from mood swings to hallucination, odd voices asking me to do so many wrongs things, yeah, Schizophrenia caused me so much pains that I almost took my life but Hope kept me going until the day I stumbled on this blog; curefromschizophrenia.blogspot.com. I knew very little about Schizophrenia and there is no history of it in my family. I struggled with it for years, my life was filled with ups and downs, though I never thought a day like this would come but I it feels good using my experience in a positive manner to advocate for better services for users of HIPPOSIMA herbal medication. Don't lose hope, believe in yourself, soon you will smile. Feel free to write me for further information. you can also reach the Dr. via the email address on the blog. I wish you best of luck.

Jody Scheibelhut said...

VICTORY FROM 23YEARS SHIZOPHRENIA

To everyone of you reading this, I pray to God you find breakthrough someday like I did. It’s not longer news that the stigma and discrimination attached to having a mental illness is harder to cope with than the illness itself. Yes, when I had Schizophrenia for 23years, there is never a time I was perceived as being a gentle caring person. I developed schizophrenia so early and the changes were difficult to measure. Horrible Voices, mood swings and delusions and hallucinations play out their effect on me so constantly that they became part of the essence of who I am. I felt something I could not publicly air, it’s nothing anyway; we all have overt or latent prejudices. I spent so much time in and out of psychiatric wards. It was not easy I must confess. I can't think of a time when I wasn't plagued with hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. At times, I feel like the operator in my brain just doesn't get the message to the right people. It can be very confusing to have to deal with different people in my head. When I become fragmented in my thinking, I start to have my worst problems. I was hospitalized because of this illness many times, sometimes for as long as 3 to 5 months. I began wearing the same clothes each day and seldom bathed. I remember telling my colleagues at my work place that the world is coming to an end; we should take some months off so we can bring it back. Any contribution they have, it should be in writing because there are cameras everywhere. It was funny how no other person knows this except me, yet no one seems to look at things from my point. I was in this lake for years; I thought I was never going to live happy again because I scared almost everyone close to me away. To surmount the whole story, I came across a testimony of someone who had similar symptoms, she understood so well that she made me find reasons to get rid of it by using Herbal medicine, she also promise to refund my money if it doesn't work. Surprisingly, the amount I was charged isn't half the money I have spent on drugs most especially, Clozaril which I was told never to take a day off without. I placed my order for HIPPOSSIMA, from my finding that is the name of the Herbal medicine. It was a miracle how the symptoms drastically reduced just after 5weeks of use. Today, my schizophrenic story is now history. For inquiries, you can reach the doctor via: gregoryalhodgson@gmail.com. Or visit: curefromschizophrenia.blogspot.com. I made it thru and so can you! Though it is not easy, but it’s worth fighting for.

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