In This Short Comic, Wishes Are an Unorthodox Answer to Loneliness

Counting Stars is a sweet short comic about loneliness and the value of friendship, and it’s also about something people coping with depression often know a lot about: the difference between having someone who wants to fix you and having a friend who’s willing to listen and be there when you ned them.

Its creator, Katie O’Neill, is an illustrator from New Zealand. She’s best known for her comic Princess Princess, a fairy tale about two brave princesses who save each other and find their own happily ever after. Her comics also delve into darker territory, as with Don’t Let Go, a beautiful short comic about war, death, and loss.

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