Thinking about the self from “subjective”, “inter-subjective” and “objective” perspectives, and how they are all important dimensions.

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A comic reflecting on the rolling crises of the devastating 2019–2020 Australian bushfires, followed by coronavirus restrictions and the months-long pandemic lockdown in Melbourne, Victoria. And how despite the overwhelming hugeness of the disruptions, stress and loss of life — turning my focus to small local pockets of life, resilience, kindness and mutual-support was a lifeline and a way to maintain agency, connectedness and hope.

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The doughnut days of being coronavirus free and other good doughnuts.

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A little vision I had while getting angry at my phone, again.

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A comic about my ongoing battle with trying to apply the KonMari Method™ to reliably ill-fitting underpants, bras and jeans.

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This Is Us

If I got pregnant now, what would I choose?

Trigger warning: mention of miscarriage, abortion, IVF struggles and infant/child death that may be upsetting.

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Thinking about my daily mental health struggles and how it’s a lot like having a death metal band going off as soon as I’m conscious. I try to keep them in check with craft, art and writing. And the whole situation and combo made me think of #strongbad so this comic is a bit of an #homage #decoupage #strongbademails #mentalhealth #mentalillness #anxiety #selfsoothing #craft #panicdisorder © Sarah Firth.

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About

Sarah Firth

I’m an award-winning comic artist, writer and graphic recorder. All words + images © Sarah Firth. Contact me www.sarahthefirth if you want to use them.

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