‘Something Terrible’ by Dean Trippe is a 14 page digital comic that deals with childhood trauma experienced by the creator.
The story of ‘Something Terrible’ centers around a young Trippe who becomes a victim of sexual abuse and how comic book heroes helped him through this tough time in his life. Dean Trippe also had another goal in mind with ‘Something Terrible’ and that was to help dispel the wildly held belief that those who are victims of sexual assault as a children are more likely to become abusers themselves. This idea haunts the character in the book, manifesting itself as a phantom third arm pointing a gun at his head, that is present for most of his life.
With ‘Something Terrible’ Dean Trippe has created a truly moving tale, which will hopefully help to dispel the myth that continues to pain many people.
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