These comics vary from autobiographical accounts of mental health struggles to writers using the classic capes to tell stories about mental health through the lens of a superhero. These stories present mental health in a relatable and accessible way, which either helps readers feel represented or lets them gain a greater understanding of others.
Ink In Water by Lacy J. Davies and Jim Ketter is an unflinching graphic memoir about eating disorders. It's the true story of Lacy's journey through multiple eating disorders and her battle to balance society's body standards with her riot grrrl roots. What begins as body worries soon escalates into anorexia, an obsession with health food, and an exercise addiction. Unfortunately, when Lacy sought help from Overeaters Anonymous, she found it didn't fit with her punk, feminist beliefs. This honest memoir is equally brutal and funny. It tackles the conflicts eating disorders and the road to recovery often bring.