Rodysill says of the poems in Blanket License “A lot of this came out of my personal struggles with mental illness, regret, and suffering. They say pain creates the only great art. I don’t know if that’s true, and I don’t know if this is great art, but I have high hopes that it is. All I can say is that I tried to be as honest as I could be, and that these poems mean something to me. I hope they mean something to others as well.”
The Last Noble Thing
is a unique collaboration between songwriter Carlisle Evans Peck and artist Bryce Burton. Burton’s full-color, intricate drawings are paired with each song lyric by Evans Peck. The book also includes a personalized download code for the accompanying album of Evans Peck's music.
IT's HARD TO BE A PERSON: defeating anxiety, surviving the world and having more fun.
Blending humor with mental health struggles, alternative songwriter/illustrator/podcaster Brett Newski makes fun of his own anxieties by offering mental health boosts in his first book " It's Hard to be a Person: defeating anxiety, surviving the world, and having more fun."
“It’s Hard to be a Person” BOOK SYNOPSIS:
Years ago, somewhere on the Internet, I posted a few dumb drawings making fun of my own anxiety and depression.
The response to them was warmer than anticipated. So I kept going, and after about three years of drawing, I had enough drawings for a book called It's Hard to be a Person: defeating anxiety, surviving the world, and having more fun.
Humor has always been a primary mode of therapy for me. I still make fun of my own anxiety and depression as catharsis. I sing about it on tour, talk about it on my podcast, and draw pictures of it here in this book. Putting my formerly-private-feelings out into the world has been tremendous therapy for me, and I wish I would’ve done it sooner.
Over the span of many years, I’ve been illustrating the “hacks”, “strategies”, or “exercises” that have worked best for me in combating the struggles in my head. More than anything I want this book to be useful for people.
I’m not a doctor, just a person who spends too much time in my head. The objective of It’s Hard to Be a Person is not to give unsolicited advice, but to hopefully save you some headaches on the long n’ winding road of life in your brain.
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