I am other people (A Softer World) : Joey Comeau

August 25, 2008 § Leave a comment

“A Softer World is a comic that was created by Emily Horne and Joey Comeau so that people would recognize them as important artistic geniuses.”  It is in the tradition of Simenon, not Schultz. EH takes photographs for which JC writes captions with a sting in the tail.

Joey: Suicide is often associated with mental illness. But in your work it’s presented as a logical act. A fiercely rational act. Did you always think of suicide this way? You mentioned that there’s a need for suicide philosophers. One of the warning signs for suicides is a sudden cheerfulness after a long depression, which can be a sign that they’ve made their decision. Is there a freedom that comes with this view of suicide as tool available to us, even if the decision has not been made?

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