Mental Illnesses and Disorders for Inktober

Hi there! My name is Shawn Coss. I am a writer, character designer and artist for the Web comic Cyanide and Happiness and all around the dark artist.

I decided to go off the usual prompt and focus on mental illnesses and disorders. Check out my creations below.


For this year’s Inktober, I was suggested and chosen to tackle mental health and was blown away by the response. Here are all 31 (and bonus!) illnesses/disorders/syndromes!

And the official launch of the inktober prints and mentation book pre order.


There is this event held almost every year where thousands of artists get involved with Inktober, every 31 days of October, we ink a drawing for each day.

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