Portsmouth based artist and illustrator RJ James aka freakSTATIC has recently broken many taboos by producing ‘Nervous Comics’. As a sufferer from mental illness since my teens and in recent times crippling anxiety I can only describe the comic as a relief.
I feel empowered reading it that I am not alone, weird or in some way broken. I think ‘Nervous Comics’ will help so many people and they will be able to identify with the situations and feelings it illustrates. The web comics creator declares:
I hope to raise awareness of Anxiety and related issues by producing some relevant material on the subject of Anxiety that both sufferers and anyone in a supportive position can relate to.
You can also find a blog post by RJ on the Time to Change site where she describes coping with a diagnosis of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) accompanied by one of her illustrations.
An excellent creation that I urge you to explore and share, you never know who it may help/inspire.