Kinds of Blue

“The black dog must die.”

“What does it feel like to feel anything?”

“No, I do not desire death. I desire non-existence.”

What does depression look like? What does depression feel like? When you’re stuck in the middle of it, is there anything that actually helps?

In this collection of short, original comics, 14 young Australians chronicle their close encounters and experiences with depression, capturing snapshots of what depression is like in order to illuminate what is often unexpressed and help fellow sufferers know they are not alone.

Contributors: Karen Beilharz, Mike Barry, Melanie Boreham, Tim Bywater, Fiona Darwin, Dan Gilmore, Jessica Green, Rebecca Jee, Kathleen Jennings, Nancy Malik, Belinda Stead, Jemima Trappel, Guangyao Un and Paul Wong-Pan.

ISBN: 9780987187802. 84 pages. First published October 2011.