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For this project we had to create a 4 page comic based around Freud’s essay on “the uncanny”. The essay explored the themes of the dead being alive and the alive being dead, I was really interested in this. on the surface my comic is about a mans shadow who comes alive and takes over his life, but its also about a hipster designer who is depressed and doesn’t like who he has become or who is trying to be… the shadow. The shadow buries him alive which is a metaphor for his depression and hitting rock bottom, the shadow has won. The man eventually overcomes his depression and starts chasing his shadow to get his life back and once he finally catches it, he realises that this shadow he was chasing was in fact himself . The last part of the chase is depicted in his head to show the psychological effects of depression. The narrative running throughout the comic is in the font Myriad Pro, its a first person poetic narrative as though the man is looking back on a dark period of his life having overcome it.