Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Animated Brain: Artists' Mental Health Resource Needs Our Help

Description: Cover for the book "The Animated
Brain: An Anthology of Mental Health Experiences
In The Animation & Comics Industries"
Kiernan Sjursen-Lien, also known as Zanko, is a writer on BOOM!'s Over the Garden Wall comics and a prolific artist in both the comic and animation industry. They recently announced a new project aimed at helping professionals in comics and animation: The Animated Brain, which aims to be an anthology of mental health experiences and advice for both career artists and those new to the creative field.

Regarding the content of the anthology, Sjursen-Lien said, "It contains comics about mental illnesses from anxiety to bipolar disorder to dissociative identity disorder to some recipes to make when you’re having a bad day. We tried to cover our bases!".

To help make this anthology a reality, they've started a modest Kickstarter campaign.

THey're getting close to the initial funding goal, so they've announced that all additional proceeds aside from the printing of the actual book will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, Autistic Advocacy, The Selective Mutism Center, and 4 Paws for Ability, who help kids get service dogs to assist with their mental or physical disabilities.

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