You know that hypothetical question people sometimes ask? Would you rather be deaf or blind? Well imagine being deaf AND blind. Helen Keller (1880-1968) was the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree, as well as being a social activist, author and all-around overachiever. I can’t even fathom how difficult it must have been to overcome being dealt such a shitty hand in life. She couldn’t have done it, however, without the friendship of her constant companion, Anne Sullivan, who at 20 years-old, was hired to teach the 7-year-old Keller how to communicate. They would stay together for the next 49 years.

Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola, is one of my favourite artists and I totally ripped off his style (poorly) for this pic. He uses a ton of black and shadows and I thought it would be appropriate for a quote about darkness.