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A comic strip in 5 panels. A cartoon fox named Franky Banky is seen wearing a mask in the first, second, and third panels but he doesn’t seem to be moving or saying anything. In the fourth panel, a voice asks Well, how would you like to pay? We find out in the fifth panel that Franky Banky is at the cashier in a grocery store. He stutters his reply to the cashier who is also wearing a mask, Give me some time I was blocking.

Author’s commentary

What has your experience been like while wearing a mask? For me, I noticed that it’s hard for everyone who I’m speaking to realize when I’m stuttering. So I exaggerate my secondaries and, if needed, mention that I’m stuttering.

I also find it hard to speak loudly while wearing a mask so I need to speak louder which is awkward. But then again, everything that was awkward before the covid-19 pandemic became accepted!

This comic was originally created in French for the Association bégaiement communication newsletter.

Daniele Rossi's artistic signature
An illustration of the author standing next to a pile of sketchbooks. Franky Banky is sitting on top reading one of the books. Ti-Ger is sneaking around the bottom.
Book cover with an illustration of Franky Banky talking on the phone

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