Feeling Anxious? Part 1
Feeling ANXIOUS? Nervous about the world? Unsettled, like everything is about to SQUASH YOU? Join the club!
Comics has long been an artform of ANXIETY. A way for artists to express their fear and frustration with society, technology, war, disasters, death and any other horrible thing.
Below are some of my favorite examples. It's all in a PDF in our FREE ONLINE RESOURCES, too.
A classic one from Popeye! Thimble Theater, by EC Segar. That's how I feel these days!
Robert Crumb represented the anxiety of living in America consistently, from the late 60s through the 90s and today.
From Crumb's adaptation of Nausea.
And then his adaptation of Philip K Dick's biographical writings.
You gotta wait in line with all the big, powerful people, you pipsqueak! From Polly and her Pals, Cliff Sterrett.
Olive Oyl and Wimpy bet it all on a horse! More from Thimble Theater.
Drop it! From George Herriman's Krazy Kat, and below, I'm always carrying this door.
From George McManus' Bringing Up Father. Money worries!
From early Dennis the Menace, Hank Ketchem Dennis breaks everything!
Agh! Don't call me!
George Grosz, depicting Germany between the World Wars. What will our time look like?
Basil Wolverton's anxiety came out humorously.
Mark Beyer's dread, fear and paranoia in AGONY.
David B.'s Epileptic
Julie Doucet moves to New York City and all hell breaks out!
Lynda Barry's family stress
This guy is peeing so long from a night drinking even his reflection is cheesed off! From Enomoto
Inky, amorphous grubby angst and anxiety from Munoz and Sampayo
Calvin's boredom is his main anxiety.
Brilliant sections from Jaime Hernandez's Flies on the Ceiling.
It's all in a PDF in our FREE ONLINE RESOURCES, too.
More soon in Part 2!