I’m A. L. Dowdall, sometimes known as A Curious Dragon. I’m an artist, a writer and a big fan of fantasy, sf and comic books. I’m a recovering “scanner”. That means I switch interests on regularly and I’m curious about, well, just about everything. One other thing I’m recovering from is a serious mental illness. Mostly anxiety, but some depression, too. I don’t mention this to garner sympathy or make excuses in advance, but because I feel that those of us who are at a point when we can talk a bit about what we’ve been through should do so. One of the hardest things about being mentally ill is dealing with the stigma surrounding it. If talking a bit about it makes going through this easier for someone else, then I’m glad to do it.