Alina Pete is a cartoonist from the Little Pine First Nation in Saskatchewan. Their short graphic novel Brain Gremlins chronicles their experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Brain Gremlins appears in Through The Labyrinths of the Mind, a graphic novel anthology dedicated to mental health. It was released earlier this year by Vancouver publisher Cloudscape Comics
Pete was eager to share their experience in Brain Gremlins, especially given how they felt most depictions of obsessive compulsive disorder they’d seen in media didn’t represent their story.
“I’m gonna start talking about this, because people do not understand what it is even slightly,” they said.