Short and Sweet
The initial idea of Gentle Mentals came by accident. I misheard my step-daughter say something that I swear sounded like “bipolar bear.” We thought the absurdity of this was hilarious and quickly came up with a few more characters. I’m a graphic designer and had always wanted to illustrate a book, but just never knew what it would be about. At that moment I knew. They always say write about what you know, and I knew all of these characters very well.
What started off as an art project has turned into something much more profound for me. If you're curious about why then keep reading. But be advised, it does get dark.
Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.