“Stress & The Brain”
(Night in the Woods)
-2017-
A comic about adrenaline’s impact on solidifying traumatic memories, through the lens of a game with very slightly different endings.
Watercolor, paper cut outs, markers, chalk, ink, metallic sharpie

MAE: Do you remember…
MAE: What happened that night?
???: Hell yeah!
???: You don’t?
???: With unfortunate clarity.

GREGG: There were like 100 dudes, with guns!

BEA: I’d say 17 or 18 baby boomers
BEA: In bath robes.

ANGUS: They were cornering us.

BEA: So I just called them out and left.
BEA: They were trying to rile you up.

ANGUS: I was afraid because no one was doing anything.

GREGG: They shot the crossbow!!!
GREGG: Out of my hand!!!!!
sfx: ka pow!
background: SNACK FALCON

ANGUS OR BEA: They posted a creep by the door
???: THEY CHASED US!
BEA OR ANGUS: I knew we were being followed, but…

[INCOMPREHENSIBLE, LAYERED NOISE, GRADUALLY COMING TOGETHER]
“????b0)Ut ?GREGG lLjjsTO Ethe.., had ou?t stcuk follodwed? to The ELEVATOR FELL AND YOU
JUST
STARTED
LAUGHING”

ANGUS: Like (Ahem,):
ANGUS: BUA HA HA!!!
MAE: Pft! I did NOT!
sfx: bap!

ANGUS: You did. Also, don’t hit me. I’m holding a knife.
MAE: Oh.

GREGG: Then, you parkour’d up the well…

BEA: And Germ blew it up.

GREGG: At least-

ANGUS: I think-

BEA: That happened.

 

DIALOG OPTIONS
  • Ok, I was worried it was just me.
  • Yeah, just like that!

“Boiled; Alive”
(Night in the Woods)
-2017-
Ballpoint, Crayola watercolors, markers, paper cut outs

SELMERS: How was stargazing?
MAE: Selmers, it was so sick I have to jot it down before I enlighten you.
SELMERS: Fair.

sfx: skrit skrit-
MAE: mm,

sfx: SKRK SKRKS SK
SELMERS: …Do you need a pen?

SELMERS: Because you can borrow a pen-
MAE: OK-

MAE: Aren’t poets supposed to be snooty?
SELMERS: …Shit, there goes my Pulitzer.

MAE: Next time, just scoff at me,
SELMERS: Tch. Sure…
MAE: GOOD!

SELMERS: Oh, if you find a hard plastic thing, that’s-
MAE: Got it!

SELMERS: NARCAN.
MAE: Oh.

SELMERS: Don’t worry, I’m clean.

SELMER: NARCAN stops an opiate overdose, for a little bit. Comes in handy when you have friends who use.

MAE: …What did I just say about being nice?

SELMERS: Am I allowed to share a new poem?
MAE: I guess, but don’t quit your day job.



A tired frog
Lowers herself
into the warm,
warm water
To ease her
Aching bones

 

(resource on how to get nasal naloxone)