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++CONTENT WARNING: mild depictions of blood and needles, mild body horror, discussions of death, illness, medicine, medical facilities, and anxiety, and strong language. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!+++
NODE: A KEYSMASH STORY is a zine (graphic novella?) of “poetry, comics, etc.” by Tucker Wooley about a cauliflower guy with health anxiety named Dan who finds a lump on his neck, and the absurdity that ensues. Based on a true story!
You’re getting a .pdf file containing
- 56 pages of full-color node-y goodness
- the F-word
- your daily dose of fruits and vegetables
Node (or: Keysmash 1.5, Keysmash Gaiden, Node: The Keysmashening, Super Keysmash Galaxy, #MedicalHorror the Movie, etc.) is chronologically the second in a series of zines called Keysmash. Read and/or buy KEYSMASH VOL. 1 here!
Node and Keysmash 1 were drawn and written entirely by me, a full-time college student, and everything from printing costs to monthly fees for programs are covered by me as well. I say this to gently suggest that, if you’re willing and able, you can support me using the following links. Thank you so, so much.
Every day, people in America and across the world jump through absurd hoops for basic care under MUCH worse circumstances than the ones depicted in this story. Please vote in support of universal healthcare so that stories in the world of medical ridiculousness don't have to happen. And hey, if you struggle with anxiety, health anxiety in particular - you’re not alone, and you’re gonna be ok!
(If you downloaded this for free, good! If you want, let me know what you thought on Twitter @tucker13x, or just let me know you’ve seen it at all!)