Interesting territory this – intimidated by doing it justice, revealing too much, or getting preachy. The cartoons in the past that I approached with equal trepidation like the risky sex one ( http://brotherhoodworld.com/comics/russian-roulette/ ) or the evil that lurks in bathhouses ( http://brotherhoodworld.com/comics/stalker-action/)  and people responded to them powerfully – so I’m a-goona do it.
Things might get a bit dark though, got to warn you.

Unfortunately, I’ve seen Meth take down very smart, very together people very quickly.  Crystal Meth and it’s properties is one of the few “drugs” that could never be adapted to a “medicine” to be used by some shaman in another culture, or a hippy seeking inner landscapes.  It’s the drug those “Just Say No” campaigns and yo’ Mama warned you about.
When we were doing research for a historical graphic novel about the Downtown East Side, I spoke to social workers, sex workers and residents from that area.  Some that came out the other side, some that are still there.

The stories told about Meth and the drug life were incredibly compelling.  They were half survival stories, half  cautionary tales.  Really felt compelled to tell them, and I hope to pass them on in the same “Yeah, I know it’s a crazy story, but don’t think it couldn’t happen to you” manner.

So, yeah, not a subject that lends itself to the traditional view of a newspaper comic strip – but how quickly “slamming” intravenously  is becoming something a method of delivering drugs to your brain is damn scary.
The last time injecting drugs happened in any great numbers was with heroin in the mid-60’s through to the 70’s, and it was a large part of what spiraled down or ended lives – and the nightlife – of that era. There’s nothing at all to stop history repeating, the only difference is Meth kills your soul instead of taking your life.213 Fucking Fucking Fuck

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