Comics: How Insurance Works; Asynchronous Chameleon
How Insurance Works
Valentine's Day tends to be stressful and awful for many people, the autistic no less so than others. So, to make you laugh and to cheer you up with the promise of good things ahead, I bring you comics.
OWL has several good new strips up, including the one above, which isn't exactly cheerful-- more achingly accurate. Also, the line has emerged as a character, one with which I have come to identify. OWL's creator has done an interview with me, which you will be able to read on thAutcast soon, but I wanted to offer one excerpt as inspiration.
He says that he had never done comic strips before starting OWL in response to the fact that both he and his son were diagnosed with different types of autism: "I am an awful artist, but it's the only way to get these things across to people. Somehow it works, and it makes me laugh at myself. I would suggest trying it."
His answer when asked where he got the idea?
Speaking of the Dude, Fuzzy shows us this week that he is an excellent, if asynchronous, social chameleon. Also, Matt, who does the strip, has promised to be part of my new Faces From the Spectrum feature, so look forward to seeing that here soon, as well.