Stick Vet Comic 2
I had never written comics before this. So when encouraged to keep doing comics, it took some time experimenting to figure out what Stick Vet was going to be. Not only did I not draw well, but I wrote too much. Something I got better at over time.
One of the first things that I realized and wanted to communicate was that not only is society labeling Veterans out of fear, but Veterans are making it worse by accepting the Disabled, Dysfunctional, and Aggressive labels.
We come home desperate for guidance to find our role as Vets in society. Without mentors we are left to listen to the media, telling us ‘what we are’, and so we accept it. The horrible part is, the media has been telling us that there is something wrong with us as Vets.