An entry into the Central Narcotics Bureau’s Anti-Drug comic competition in 2008, which my art class encouraged us to participate in when I was 16. It won first place.
It’s quite heavily symbolized for a comic. The symbols are derived mostly from tarot cards and gaming cards, embedded with my early penchant for the gothic and macabre.
I took certain liberties with the tarot card symbolism, by introducing a non-existing “Life” card in lieu of the tarot representative of life, the “Sun” Card (which would have been too esoteric, muddying the message of the comic). A pity the competition is held without use of the artist material that comes out of it for campaigns and such.