February 13, 2012
Back in the 1990s, Greg Fiering did a comic strip called Migraine Boy, about Migraine Boy, a boy who constantly had a migraine. It was great, and even Michael Stipe agreed — R.E.M.’s Monster album had Fiering’s strips in the liner notes.
Something like a decade ago, the best strips were collected into a book called I Don’t Love You!, which made me go into convulsions from laughing so hard. Those strips used to be available on a web page after the book presumably went out of print, but it looks like that website has also gone out of print.
A little before that, Slave Labor Graphics put out two pamphlet-format issues of Migraine Boy. Unlike I Don’t Love You!, it also had strips by Fiering about Matthew, a Christian youth, and Li’l Adult, who was a little adult. This is one of the latter: