100 Demon Dialogues is a collection of comics for anyone who deals with a little voice in their head that says “you’re no good.”
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Whether you call it Imposter Syndrome, negative self-talk, the Fraud Police, or any other name, the fact remains:
everyone experiences self-doubt and inner judgement at some point in their lives. 100 Demon Dialogues is a humorous, heartfelt book full of conversations between me and my pesky Inner Critic, all designed to demystify where this voice comes from and why on earth it’s so hard on us all.
The book is out now! You can buy books, demon plushies, postcards, stickers, and prints of any entry in my online shop! If you’d like to support an indie bookshop, grab a copy from Powell’s, or find your nearest establishment on IndieBound. Digital editions are also available on Amazon, iBooks, and Gumroad.
This collection is the culmination of my second
100 Day Project. (You can check out the result of my first, A Life in Objects, here). All the entries were drawn, one per day, over the course of 100 consecutive days in 2017. It’s a process I highly recommend to folks who enjoy structure and a solid creative challenge.
And now, on with the comics:
Lucy is walking while the demon sits in her shoulder bag and smiles up at her, saying “you should quite now–before they realize you’re no good.” Lucy says, “You should know that I don’t give up that easily.”
The demon clings to Lucy’s jacket, saying “Stop being vulnerable, you’re making yourself a target!” Lucy says, “We have to talk about what hurts.”
The demon sits on top of Lucy, pinning her to the ground. It says, “it’s me, your inbox!” Lucy glares at it while twirling a party twirler. She flatly says “Hooray.”
Four demons stand on top of each other, with microphones in their hands. Lucy is wearing a housecoat and carrying a steaming mug. The demons ask, “What’s your next project? When are you fixing your website? What pen do you use? Do you currently need more toilet paper?” Lucy says, “Jesus Christ I JUST got up–give it a rest.”
The demon looms over a large calendar full of commitments, saying “You’ll never learn to say no.” Lucy says, “Hey now, I turned down that panel on Monday, didn’t I? Baby steps.”
The demon is running while Lucy sits crosslegged with a pot of tea. The demon is panicking and saying, “You said ‘no’ TOO MUCH we’re going to die destitute and alone!” Lucy says, “well, I don’t know what I was expecting.”
The demon stands with its arms crossed while Lucy sits at her desk with her hands over her ears. The demon is saying, “See, what did I tell you? Day nine and you’re already out of ideas.” Lucy replies, “LALALA I’m not listening!”
The demon stands beside Lucy, who is lying on the floor surrounded by broken plates and sticks. The demon says, “You’ll never find your balance.” Lucy says, “TECHNICALLY balance requires a startling amount of movement, don’t you agree?”
Lucy is looking at her phone, distressed at the news, which is filled of war and violence. The demon looks over her shoulder and says “What if we can’t stop it?”
The demon is lounging with sunglasses and a drink while Lucy is looking intensely at a complicated string of circles and lines. The demon says, “It’s actually INCREDIBLY easy. You’re the only one making it so complicated.”
The demon is holding an application for a project that says “Deadline Today!” while Lucy walks away. The demon says, “You’ll never get another opportunity like this–you’re squandering your chance!” Lucy says, “What’s so scary to you about devoting real time to OUR ideas?”
Lucy is wearing goggles and a jetpack that has steam emanating from it. The demon clings to her leg and says, “But you can’t!” Lucy says, “Just watch me.”
The demon is lying facedown over a bench beside Lucy. The demon says, “Augh it’s all hopeless!” Lucy asks, “Do you wanna…talk about it?” The demon says, “…maybe.”
Lucy is leaning over her luggage, the demon sitting on top of her. The demon says, “Face it, you’re always going to be a neurotic mess about travel.” Lucy says, “But I did finish packing a whole day early. That has to count for something, surely.”
Lucy is running in the direction of a sign that says “Alaska” while holding onto the demon. The demon wails, “You’re shirking all of your professional duties, how could you?” Lucy says, “Oh come on, where’s your sense of adventure?”
Lucy is standing looking at eight demons that hang off of her hands. The demons say “This thing! Me now! My turn! Me! No, me! This! Wait, but also this! Ooh also me!”
Lucy sits in a chair while the demon floats by her shoulder. The demon says, “They’re all so amazing. There’s NO WAY we belong here.” Lucy says, “I hate to break it to you, but we ABSOLUTELY do.”
The demon is melting into a black puddle. It yells, “stop having such a nice time!”
The demon stands on a small stage with a hat and cane. Lucy is wearing a fuzzy hat with ears that is pulled down over her eyes. The demon sings, “DEADLINES!” Lucy says, “Not till the camp hat comes off, you miserable wretch.”
Lucy sits reading while the demon glares at her through a window. The demon says, “You’re a day behind.” Lucy says, “Uh-huh. I prioritized taking care of myself.” The demon says, “…I’m telling.”
Lucy looks at a view of mountains and wilderness. The demon says, “It’ll never be what it was before.” Lucy says, “Doesn’t mean we can’t be here for what it is now.”
The demon is shouting into a megaphone. Lucy stands atop a pile of paper. The demon yells, “YOU’RE FALLING BEHIND!” Lucy says, “I inked five pages today, smarty. What did YOU do?”