Navigating the rocky shores of self doubt with charm and honesty, 100 Demon Dialogues is a collection of comics for anyone who wants to talk back to the little voice in their head that says “You’re no good.”
Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood is beset by a tiny, petulant demon who embodies workaholism, imposter syndrome, and fear of missing out. Fed up with its constant nagging, she sets out to defang and humanize her inner critic in a series of conversational comics. From overcoming self-doubt to prioritizing self-care, Bellwood and her demon embody a hilarious and relatable partnership that will resonate with people from all walks of life.
100 Demon Dialogues reminds us that we are not alone in our fear, and that our best self always comes hand-in-hand with a little demon of our own.
This collection of peppy motivational cartoons for artists began as a project for a 100-day online challenge. Each day, Bellwood posted a one-panel cartoon of herself struggling with an "inner imp" representing her creative anxieties. The cutely sneering little black shape criticizes her artwork and her life, offers poor advice ("If you never turn it in, they can never tell you it's bad"), and gives impossible, conflicting instructions. In response, Bellwood's cartoon avatar learns to grow more confident and optimistic to counter the imp's predictions of doom. Some installments show the duo going through the typical life of an indie cartoonist drawing, traveling to conventions, fretting over social media, taking a few precious days off while others are fanciful cartoon representations of problems like juggling too many projects or balancing work and life. It's a light volume, as might be expected from a comic that started as a casual online challenge; more a series of illustrated aphorisms and off-the-cuff daily thoughts than a fully fleshed-out narrative. And, appropriately enough, the art improves as the book progresses. Bellwood captures emotions and anxieties familiar to anyone who does creative work, providing striving readers motivation and daily affirmations. (BookLife)
I love this comic, it is hilarious and it is accessible to screen reader users. Thank you for including accessibility in your comic.
hilarious, therapeutic, and accessible!
Most of us have been fed up with our inner critics at one time or another. Few of us find humorous ways of dealing with them. Lucy Bellwood does in this book by showing us her inner critic as a most annoying demon. She lets it talk, and talks back. And all the pictures are described, so you can enjoy the book even if you can't see the pictures. This is a great read, particularly if you'd like to put your own inner demons in their place!