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The beauty and horror of mental disorders #Inktober

The beauty and horror of mental disorders #Inktober

Shawn Coss is an artist best known for his work as a background designer and Merchandise artist for Cyanide & Happiness. His personal work, however, goes much deeper into the darker places.

This month, Shawn decided to do the #Inktober challenge. A fan, he says, suggested he tackle the issue of mental health. And the results are gut-wrenching:

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Gothic, grotesque, and haunting, they may not be helpful to everyone who suffers. But others may find a familiarity in them that helps, somehow.

As well as sharing on Facebook, Shawn is posting his art to Bored Panda. You can follow him to see the latest updates.

I am Creative Director at Acart Communications, a Canadian Social Issues Marketing agency. Read more
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