if i could change the world

i am so bothered by the news of racism i see every morning in my facebook feed (which is my news source–i follow several news groups, etc.) my heart hurts with every report. i see that trump is stirring up even more of it. and i am deeply worried. it is such a destructive direction in which our country is headed.

so i keep trying to work on this comic. kind of more of a memoir/thought comic than my usual. so i am struggling with it. i am not sure of what kind of illustrations to use. if there will be dialogue. things like that. i have been playing around with lighter illustrations to offset the heavier subject matter. also, doing stories close to my actual experience (aka memoirs) is difficult for me. i thought maybe more cartoon-y would relieve that a bit.


i did start to ink a page. i went with this format. i think it will work. with the amount of text i have, i think it will be four…maybe five, pages.


so i’ve started! even though my minions work against me…(aren’t they supposed to work for me?) i keep giving them lectures on how i need me-time to get things done. maybe one day…. instead they are always on top of me–fighting for attention. and my comics are the ones who suffer for it.

one day…one day.


Author: emje

my shadows are part of who i am without those dark spots you wouldn’t be able to see my bright colors & beautiful light…. without my dark bits i think life would be much more dull.... i am sad & silly i am fierce & fantastic i am passionate & magical i am a fucking unicorn

3 thoughts on “if i could change the world”

  1. I’ve been kind of hiding from all the political stuff on my news feed in general- but one day last week I was sick with a cold and decided to binge watch tons of terrible things on Trump and got very very depressed about how much support he has. Now I’m back on baby sloth videos, and slowly recovering…

    ON ANOTHER NOTE I GOT MY ZINES FROM YOU!!!! Love them, and love the postcards as well! I’m hanging up the postcards as wall artwork- will send you a picture when I get it done! Thanks so much!!!

  2. yay! i’m so glad you like them!
    the trump stuff is so crappy. argh. i don’t know if i have mentioned this to you or not–about my learning about being highly sensitive? i’m reading “highly sensitive people in love” about how fucked up hsp are in relationships, etc. like being easily irritated by other people & reading too much into everything said or done…. i’m not saying you are also highly sensitive… but in case you were interested (i bring this up because being easily overwhelmed by trump, etc.)
    anyhoo. just wanted to share the magic of the latest research i have done on my neurosis 🙂

    1. okay–so i didn’t mean to sound negative about hsps. we who are highly sensitive actually have super powers & would be very adept at fighting zombies due to our heightened senses…it just sometimes can be a pain when it comes to dealing with other people.
      i might touch on this more in my comic 😉

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