Today we would like to introduce you to a new comedian on our website. We’d like you to meet “Mostly ADHD,” a web comic artist who wanted to show others what life was like for them as someone diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They never thought that their drawings would lead to a series of webcomics that amassed an astonishing number of over 19K followers on Instagram with only 24 posts in total!
In their honest caricature, the artist translates the reality of those who live with turmoil. In addition to helping others realize that they are not alone in this, said comics are also a great way for an artist to portray what he is feeling day in and day out.
Bored Panda reached out to the artist to learn more about them and their comics.
“I was struggling a lot in college and after seeing a psychiatrist, I realized at age 26 that I had ADHD and suddenly it made sense. After graduation, I was dealing with burnout, depression, anxiety and I kind of fell into a dark hole. And suddenly I had a lot of free time and I was At home a lot, so I started drawing funny comics as a way to deal with my situation and to make others in similar situations feel less alone.
So in a weird way I’m thankful to be in this position, because that’s my inspiration for my comics. I don’t think I was ever going to be a comic artist.”
We also asked if creating comics about ADHD might have helped the artist overcome some things in life.
“It helps to know that a lot of people feel the same way I do. It makes me feel less alone and more accepting of myself. But it doesn’t solve my problem, I still have to fight the negative effects of ADHD every single day.”
We also asked about people’s reaction to the artist’s work.
“Most of the responses have been very positive! I’ve reached nearly 20,000 followers in less than two months, which is crazy and I never expected it. It shows how many people can relate to my cartoons and how much I need to talk about mental healthy topics. I’ve I’ve already gotten some bad comments from trolls who don’t believe in ADHD (so don’t be surprised if you get some of those in your comment sections.) But to me, this just proves how much taboo about it (and mental health in general) It still is. It won’t stop me from continuing, it actually pushes me to make more comics to further remove the stigma of talking about mental health.”