The Life of Alexis Perkins

The Life of Alexis Perkins

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January 27th, 2015, 11:00 am

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rensje, January 25th, 2015, 10:54 am

heyhey!

Whelp it is about time I did a comment on this comic myself.. hehe..

So hey there, I am the artist :)

Any feedback you might have is always welcome and I hope that you will enjoy.

And I must say.
Even though Alexis is a bit awkward in this page. She is adorable and has stolen my heart already! <3

Hope she steals your heart too
;)

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EmilyAnnCoons, January 25th, 2015, 11:33 am

Rensje and I had a bit of a talk about this page when she was making it. You see, Alexis is like me, we both suffer from some form of Autism. I wanted to portray exactly what that's like on this page. Rensje had originally drawn the crowd of people, and I was fine with it. Then we got talking about what it feels like to be in a crowd of people when you have social anxiety. I mentioned it kind of feels like "you're in a big black sea of darkness all alone, despite the fact that you're actually surrounded by people." I also mentioned that it feels like everyone is out of focus because you're trying to pretend the people aren't there, but your mind knows they're there.

In the end, this is what she ended up producing, and I liked how it looked. I don't think it really truly captures the feeling of social anxiety the way a socially anxious person feels it, but it's probably about as close as possible. The thing is, it's really a mental thing, so you can't really draw a visual cue of that properly.

On another note, I wanted Alexis voice to "crack" here because she's still not used to using her female voice 100% of the time. You'll note that when she's using her female voice, the text is italicized. When her voice cracks, it kind of breaks into the more male sound for a moment. We thought it'd look fine just making it un-italicized, but it turns out that wasn't really noticeable. We tried bolding it, but it turned out that the font that Rensje uses only has a "bold and italic" version and no plain bold version... So, we tried making the font bigger... still didn't work. I came up with the idea of using a symbol around the part where her voice breaks because of that. Hopefully it's more noticeable and makes sense, especially now that I've explained it?

Still, feel free to leave your criticism and feedback. Please try to be constructive with your criticism, though.

Also, if you'd like to help support this comic, hop over to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/emilyanncoons We've got lots of extra perks you can see, so feel free to check it out and donate to help us out!

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TallMist, August 1st, 2015, 3:58 pm

Hey

I'm new to reading this comic and I like what I see so far and I can definitely see the autistic aspects as well. When I was younger, I absolutely hated large crowds, still do, and... yeah. Overall, you're definitely desplaying autism well.

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Marahhhh (Guest), December 9th, 2016, 4:25 pm

aspie greetings

Just found this comic after searching for once with trans topic. And coincidentally read here she might be autistic as well? That would be awesome! It is hard to get a real role model as trans aspie. And I have social phobia as well.