A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Manic Depressive

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man[ic Depressive] is a planned series of autobiographical pieces by krozruch. It touches upon mental illness and attempts to show the "palimpsestuous" experience of living lives that do not sufficiently stimulate to quieten down the ideas, reflections, and narrative tangents of a disinhibited mind.

In recent months, A Portrait... has been joined by Plastic Paddy of the Universe, an idea for a rather more impressionistic series of graphic novels of the same name.

Of course, both A Portrait and Plastic Paddy might never be anything more than a series of thoughts interfering with the world krozruch is living. They haven't taken yet, either of them, they haven't at any time thrived. As with any of these other ideas, they could take at any time. Even if they flourished as nothing other than a collection of notes, it may be that they express something of the issues they carry in krozruch's own mind.

It is for this reason that A Portrait Files will exist as notes in each issue with links to and between them being made explicit when a certain point is reached. People who have local git repositories might be best place to find these files and look over them. Casual readers need not bother themselves with them.

Some of the A Portrait Files will be ported from An Anatomy of Minimal Brain Dysfunction master branch.