In our Friday Favorites a couple weeks ago, we shared a great BuzzFeed post of 21 Comics that Capture the Frustration of Depression. The list quickly got me thinking about grief (surprise, surprise) and comics about grief. I love Peanuts as much as the next gal, but between Charlie Brown ‘good grief’ cartoons and “5 Stages of [insert anything you can think of] Grief” cartoons all over the web, true grief cartoons make for a tough google search. As our little gift to you today, we have compiled some comics about grief that we have seen and loved. (Pro-Tip: If you get annoyed by the tiny comic print or it is making you feel old, hit [ctrl] [+] at the same time to zoom in your screen.)
Posted on what would have been her dad’s sixty-sixth birthday, Liz describes this comic saying it is, “A comic about how we try to assign meaning to things in order to cope with grief”.
Paula Knight has so many great comics on the grief of miscarriage, it is hard to choose. Luckily if you visit her site you don’t have to. Make sure to head over there to check out her comic “It Wasn’t Meant to Be”.
This comic was originally posted in a format that goes frame by frame on YTMND.com. You can check out that version here, or the assembled version below. It’s long but worth it!
Ahhh, a classic!
There are no words for the incredible comic books by Tom Hart following the death of his daughter, Rosalie. They are a must read. Seriously. Must. You can buy the graphic novel here.
This last Liz Prince comic isn’t exactly about grief, but if you read along here regularly (or know us in real life) you will probably understand why I couldn’t NOT include this on the list . . .
Be honest: Where else can you find so many random posts about grief stuff all on one site? No where. Subscribe.