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Thursday, November 24, 2022 

The experiences of UK veterans told in comic format

The BBC published an article about a comic called Coming Home, in which UK veterans' experiences with mental health subjects are told:
A comic book has been created with veterans sharing their experiences as a way to deal with mental health issues.

Graham "Stan" Mathews said it had been "amazing" in helping him to come terms with what he witnessed while serving in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.

He said Coming Home had brought to life issues which had been going "round and round in my head" for years.

[...] Karin Diamond, artistic director for arts and health group Re-Live and co-editor of the comic, said the idea came about as a client had been a big fan of the Commando Comics series.

"We wanted to connect to veterans and veterans' families and the general public about some of the mental health experiences that veterans are living with every day," she said.
And this is bound to be a lot more honest than the mainstream comics written by Tom King, who's supposedly explored mental issues in the DC/Marvel books he's written, but all at the expense of classic creations, which only makes King's writings all the more phony. Anybody interested in the topic of mental health would do better to read and research comics like what the UK veterans have produced, which actually deal with their subjects with far more sincerity and dedication.

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