Posted: Tue, Apr 30 2013


This is the comic I wanted to launch this site with. It also feels appropriate as the previous comic project ( I was involved with has now come to an end and Stray Thoughts is the start of a new part of my journey. This Stray Thoughts Comics will be about a lot of different topis, however just because the other comic ended I knew I still wanted to do adoption comics for time to time.

I was really happy how this one turned out. That single line “squiggle” was a lot harder to draw than it looks, I think it took me about 30 attempts =P. This wasn’t necessarily based on my own journey as I was inspired by the many adoptees been privileged to be in connection with vastly different experiences I feel that this is my ode to them. I know there are plenty of words missing from this list… I tried to cut down on the emotional words or I would have never got them all in =P.

↓ Transcript

Panel 1
Women - What's that behind you!? =O
Adoptee - It's only my adoptee journey. :)

Birth, Loss, Social Care, Orphanage, Adoption, Family, Adjustment, School, Bullied, Friends, Development, Questions, Identity, Relationships, Jobs, Kids, Dead ends, Search, Culture, Research, Travel, Answers, Disappointment, Community, Happiness, Acceptance, more questions

by Jessica Emmett