We all have our demons. Self-doubt, bad decisions that haunt us, regrets of what we did or didn’t do, depression, anxiety. Isabella Rotman works hard to avoid and tamp down those demons, to get rid of them. But what if that’s the wrong strategy?
In the second issue of her Burn Your Demons series, Isabella recognizes that pain is a part of herself, and resolves to try embracing it for a change.
Isabella’s comic bounces between a fantasy forest and a cold hard city. Her doubts are spoken out by small cute birds, and her rage is represented by wolves. Through dense pages of symbolic imagery, Isabella creates a meditation on self-care that seems right for her for now.