Shazbot – and Rest in Peace, Mr. Williams.
Never understood the judgement or anger at suicides – sadly, in the end, it’s not unlike someone with a terminal illness – they just want the pain to end – for most, they’re seeking some sort of peace, despite the resulting grief for the people that love them.
When I was hospitalized with a We-Can’t-Diagnosis-The-Problem-But-You’re-Probably-Going-To-Die illness, I remember thinking I’d rather go through it again than my worst previous depressive episode.
Hmm… for those who haven’t seen me at my Mid-January-Comatose-Finest, then I just outed myself as a guy that fends off S.A.D. every winter. If anything, maybe his suicide will further the discussion, and remind people that it’s verrry different than “the Blues”.
For ages, wanted to do a cartoon about it, but the subject really doesn’t lend itself to a cartoon strip, does it? Finally got one done here… it’s the only one in this group that even attempts to be arty….