Two cartoons from this LARB interview with Grant Snider.
From A Softer World.
if you know who made this, let me know.
From Joshua Berkman / False Knees.
From deep dark fears (thanks Morgan!).
From Desiderata, Max Ehrmann, illustrated by Zen Pencils.
Full comic from Toby Morris here, via Vagabomb.
About a year and a half ago I had a voice injury that left me basically unable to speak and on steroid medication for about two weeks. Friends joked about being like the Little Mermaid, but it was actually a brutally challenging, alienating, and awkward experience. Earlier this week, I found myself with a sore throat again, and instead of being careful I just kept talking and singing (and occasionally yelling “woo!” in the appropriate social contexts). I woke up this morning feeling really scared when I realized I was only able to whisper, again.