This is my cartoon project, which I began in late 2005, worked on in the Summer of 2006, and subsequently gave up. [Edit: I resumed working on it, so it's alive.] [Edit: I gave up, so it's dead.]
Alternatively titled "From the Deep Dark Depths of Depression: The Adventures of a Forlorn Penguin on a Low Serotonin Level in Antarctica," this strip is a pure gut-reaction to digital and, in general, well-made cartoons. This, dear public, is genuine rawness from the core of the heart of the innards of what's inside my uneducated drawing talent. [Edit: This is a semi-serious paragraph.]
The childishness of it all is intended, as though a picture from little child expressing his self without much skills, but still touching. It's not only intended, it's also that this is my best. [Edit: Definitely.]
One thing you need to know to appreciate this cartoon is that I did not order the strips in a chronological way, having produced them for various periods in the plot of the overall story; but here is a sum up of those periods:
- First, there is the time when Gwen began to realise that he was no longer able to go on like this, and that period takes place at Gwen's home;
- Then he gets hospitalised, and that part takes place at the Antarctica Asylum proper;
- A third period would be after Gwen comes out, but as of now no strips has ever been produced for this period.
I apologise for those of you who are annoyed by the anachronistic, or better yet, achronic aspect of the strips. On the other hand, this allows for quite some liberty, since I am always free to "come back" to a certain point in time and add to it. For instance, the moment Gwen gets hospitalised hasn't yet been made, and it may happen in the future; depending on many things.
[Edit: This file has the strips in the following order: newest to oldest; so if you're new here, please go all the way back to the last page. Enjoy your visit!]
[Edit: I'm going to order them from first to last since there will not be any new ones.]
Antarctica Asylum - Balloons ForgetfulRainn 0 0 Antarctica Asylum - 1 ForgetfulRainn 0 4 Antarctica Asylum - 2 Revised ForgetfulRainn 0 8 Antarctica Asylum - 3 ForgetfulRainn 0 2 Antarctica Asylum - 4.1 - edit ForgetfulRainn 0 4 Antarctica Asylum - 4.2 - edit ForgetfulRainn 0 13 Antarctica Asylum - 5 ForgetfulRainn 1 14 Antarctica Asylum - 6 Revised ForgetfulRainn 2 18 Antarctica Asylum - Letter 1 ForgetfulRainn 1 15 Antarctica Asylum - S. 1 Rev. ForgetfulRainn 0 12 Antarctica Asylum - Snowman 3 ForgetfulRainn 0 2 Antarctica Asylum - Snowman 2 ForgetfulRainn 0 4 Antarctica Asylum - 7 ForgetfulRainn 0 10 Antarctica Asylum - 8 ForgetfulRainn 1 11 Antarctica Asylum - 9 ForgetfulRainn 0 15 Antarctica Asylum - Snowman 4 ForgetfulRainn 3 33 Antarctica Asylum - 10 ForgetfulRainn 2 12 Antarctica Asylum - 11 ForgetfulRainn 3 24 Antarctica Asylum - 12 ForgetfulRainn 1 14 Antarctica Asylum - 13 ForgetfulRainn 4 19 Antarctica Asylum - 14 ForgetfulRainn 2 19 Antarctica Asylum - 15 ForgetfulRainn 0 20 Antarctica Asylum - 16 ForgetfulRainn 1 20 Antarctica Asylum - 17 ForgetfulRainn 7 31