I'm excited to share with you a new monthly comic! Formerly called RLS, or Restless Legs Syndrome, the WED (Willis-Ekbom Disease) Foundation has commissioned me to do a monthly comic! You may have heard of Restless Legs Syndrome and thought "oh now they're making up diseases" (even people I told about the strip did!). One of the goals of this comic is to spread the knowledge that this is actually a serious condition that really affects quality of life for a lot of people. Basically, because people (it mostly affects women) who have WED get intense pain in their legs at night, they need to get up to try to relieve the pain and it causes insomnia. Having experienced insomnia myself at times, I can relate to the tolls it can take.
A person that's involved with both the WED Foundation and the FD Foundation (that I do the weekly No Tears: Life With FD strip for) made this connection happen. And what's extra cool is that the WED Foundation is based in Minnesota! (Go Midwest!) I love that I'm now getting work from people I haven't even met in person. I've heard a lot that American companies are hiring artists from other countries to work for cheap, which bothers me. I've also heard of some language miscommunication that happens because of this, and the comic turns out ok, but some details are wrong. But I'm happy to say that my communication has been great over phone and email for this project and another project I did previously. Don't hire overseas artists - hire mindy indy for your comics to get the best quality of work :)
Here's an FD comic from a few weeks ago:
When they said "the setting is in a mall" I of course had to put one of my favorite stores, Hot Topic, in the background. And Cinnabon :) When I was drawing this I wanted a Cinnabon SO BAD! I kind of got carried away with all the details... there's a lot of stuff in malls!