In This Short Comic, A Technician Learns the Joys of Loneliness in Space

By Julie Muncy on at

Honestly? It’s okay to want to be alone.

That’s the simple message behind “Alive”, short comic by Eisner-award-winning cartoonist Tillie Walden. The comic, shared initially on Twitter, mixes good ol’ introverted sentiment with the silent isolation of space. Often, space and its loneliness is framed as a vector for a character to lose their mind, or worse, but here it’s framed like the comfort of a lonely, warm apartment: peaceful, solitary, full of nothing but the self.

Here’s the comic, which Tillie Walden was generous enough to give us permission to share here:

Check out Walden’s website here. And if you’re having a nice, quiet day, spend a second thinking about how lovely that is.

Featured image: Tillie Walden