Dreams in Hard Times

From the Comics Flow Group at

I've been thinking a lot about dreams this week.
Some interesting work on dreams came out this week. There is a psychotherapist collecting dreams about Covid-19 https://twitter.com/newworlddreams .

She was already collecting dreams about Trump for 3 years (pretty in-depth: https://45dreamsproject.com/2019/08/23/chapter-9-dreams-of-psychopathy-and-violated-norms/ ) and I think she might be behind the climate change one too: https://twitter.com/climatedreams

Which got me thinking of drawing dreams in comics. 
The first main example in comics history is Winsor McCay's Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_of_the_Rarebit_Fiend
Here is a great, scary example. Be sure to click for the large version. 

After that, there have been loads and loads of cartoonists who have mined their dreams for comics. Two main ones I can think of are Jim Woodring and Julie Doucet.
From her lovely book My Most Secret Desire

I included lots in my memoir, and even in some of my first ever comics. This is from my memoir:
And this is  by me from 25 years ago, a dream about "Killing Hitler."

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