August 4th, 2017


Cartoonist’s Commentary:


This strip establishes Ash as not just an introvert, but also possessing a degree of social anxiety with crowds and publicity. While I don’t suffer from social anxiety (or at least not much more than the average person), I am an introvert and I do find it draining to be around lots of people for long periods of time. And to be honest, I find a fair percentage of the population hard to tolerate and groups of people even more so. So I have a lot of sympathy for people like Ash with social anxiety or phobias. Especially when they’re faced with the vultures and sellouts that tend to pass for much of the mainstream news media these days. 😉