This is most of the very-depressed (and depressing) stuff I drew while at Guilford College (1982-83). In hindsight, the depression was due to:
- undiagnosed ADHD-PI
- undiagnosed gender dysphoria
- having been unfriended by Jenny
- all of the above making it impossible to "achieve" much academically, and I had been programmed to believe that my life depended on this
She wasn't dead yet when I drew this, but I knew she was thinking about it.
I think the "depression creature" painting might have been done a little later, in Providence, but I need to track down some other evidence.