Webcomic Profile: Autophobia

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Autophobia
Louis Beau is a perfectionist and anxiety-ridden eleventh-grader attending Roseborough High. He lives with his strict and somewhat neglectful father, and constantly tries to best himself to make his father proud. His life, however, runs off course when he befriends Daniel, his ostracized classmate, and the two soon find themselves in a secret love affair. Louis struggles with his sexuality, and his growing fondness of Daniel, all the while trying to gain the approval of his father, his peers, and ultimately, his self.

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**Warning: This story contains/will contain dark and potentially triggering themes like discussion of bullying and mental illness, including anxiety, substance abuse, and self-harm.**

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Comment on Chapter 14 - 19
Criizmeow, December 8th, 2016, 7:21 am
that... was amazing.
I´ve followed this comic for like 6 months and haven´t posted a comic in all this time.
but it is incredible, I´ve only had two anxiety attacks in my life, buy your way of portrait them is amazing, I don´t know much about it myself but I feel you totally reglect what it feels like.
I love this comic, I just love it
Comment on Chapter 14 - 18
yaoi4evandnevayuri, December 7th, 2016, 1:22 pm
It's even sadder with the goddamned music. Uggh... I love this too much.
Comment on Chapter 14 - 19
thebloss (Guest), December 7th, 2016, 1:20 pm
I think it's really cool how you not only depicted anxiety attacks in metaphorical terms and artistic symbolism earlier in the comic but also depicted one in graphic and explicit terms as one would experience it in practice.
A lot of artists I've seen only use the first method--which is useful for communicating a general feeling to an audience who might not understand it--but I feel can also distance people from the often ugly reality.
This was hard to read but I think was ultimately a really lovely bit of storytelling that allows us to share in the experience as it would happen in a literal context.
I've been on both sides of this equation and I think a graphic artistic depiction like this really does the experience justice in a way metaphorical representation often doesn't.
This was a really powerful update, thank you.
Comment on Chapter 14 - 19
Vini (Guest), December 6th, 2016, 9:46 pm
This is so heartbreaking and yet so beautifully illustrated. I'm actually crying right now! This is true art, I'm soooo glad I can read your story and I hope this helps people to understand anxiety and break the stigma of mental health...and for that THANK YOU!
Comment on Chapter 14 - 18
Potterheadwhovian42, December 5th, 2016, 8:08 pm
thank you for not holding back. panic attacks are painful and confusing and unavoidable. thank you for showing every ugly aspect
Comment on Chapter 14 - 16
RecoveringNavigator, December 5th, 2016, 1:56 pm
I'm freaking crying because Daniel is a real man and staying there trying his best to help even if he doesn't know how.
Comment on Chapter 14 - 06
RecoveringNavigator, December 5th, 2016, 1:46 pm
Oh Louis. TvT
I always hate anxiety attacks. Everything just always feels too overwhelming. :c
Comment on Chapter 14 - 19
Cassanthia, December 5th, 2016, 2:19 am
You describe anxiety attacks very well. I'll have to keep those tips up the next time I have an attack, you did so well! I feel so bad for my son? Good job!! Such a big update :0
Comment on Chapter 14 - 16
BeyondPondering, December 5th, 2016, 2:02 am
Actual tears right now
This is just what happened when I had my first really bad attack... I was sitting on my bed a mess and my boyfriend came and made me uncurl myself and hang on to him as hard as I could. Thank god he knew what to do in the situation because I was lost. This whole scene is just so real and I really applaud you for it. I've had a lot of stories touch my heartstrings but this one does it in such a way that it goes above and beyond.
Comment on Chapter 14 - 18
freaks_are_unique, December 4th, 2016, 11:00 pm
this is sooo sad! poor baby

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