In this darkly witty graphic memoir, the author examines her experiences with mental illness, love, and all of life’s highs and lows.
Just Peachy is a comic series that explores what the day-to-day is like with depression and/or anxiety. The all-too-real cartoon protagonist gives readers a character to empathize with and helps explain some of the not often talked about consequences and symptoms of having depression. The comics also explore the themes of heartbreak, finding love, dealing with stress, and capturing the magical moments in life that keep us going.
Through dark humor and cute illustrations, the subject matter becomes a bit more bearable, allowing for honest discussion about things like treatment and getting through anxiety attacks, and providing some comfort in times of struggle.
For anyone affected by mental illness, Just Peachy shows that you are not alone. Simply put, this is an encouraging collection of comics about being just okay sometimes.
“Chisholm’s graphic memoir about her battle to overcome panic and gloom is told with an almost adorably cute sadness. . . . This is a sweet-natured, guardedly optimistic handbook for working through the bad times with an occasional well-earned laugh.” —Publishers Weekly
“Just Peachy offers a delightful commiseration on the human condition. It is cheerfully conspiratorial for those who share the author’s plight. It laughs in the face of existential dread. A scrumptious treat made by a confectioner of emotional distress.”—Emily Niland & Coree Spencer, authors of I’m Not Okay, You’re Not Okay
“Thoughtful and poignant.” —Booklist
“So brave of Holly Chisholm to share her struggles with mental health issues through this creative medium. Just Peachy will inspire others to connect to, navigate through, and recover from their own day-to-day trials and tribulations of living with a mental illness. Well done!” —Dr. Carlin Barnes and Dr. Marketa Wills, authors of Understanding Mental Illness and founders of Healthy Mind MDs