Honestly? It’s OK to want to be alone.
That’s the simple message behind “Alive”, a short comic by Eisner-award-winning cartoonist Tillie Walden. The comic, shared initially on Twitter, mixes good ol’ introverted sentiment with the silent isolation of space.
Often, space and its loneliness is framed as a vector for a character to lose their mind, or worse, but here it’s framed like the comfort of a lonely, warm apartment: Peaceful, solitary, full of nothing but the self.
Here’s the comic, which Tillie Walden was generous enough to give us permission to share here:
The air is getting colder, the night is getting longer. Time to hunker down and work. pic.twitter.com/zXogIJtvPu
— Tillie Walden (@TillieWalden) November 10, 2018
Check out Walden’s website here. And if you’re having a nice, quiet day, spend a second thinking about how lovely that is.