Some things never really go away. Against all reason and logic, some fears remain with us long past the point when they’re relevant. I find fear a really fascinating phenomenon. It’s extremely instrumental in keeping us out of trouble, and life really wouldn’t have got far without it. But now for us humans, fear not only warns us about dangerous animals and keeps us away from high places (more or less) – it also cripples our ambitions, undermines our confidence, and urges us to scrabble to the top of the pile no matter how many people we have to step on along the way. It also, oddly, can be a source of stress-relief when we consciously choose to fear – like when you watch a scary movie or you know… check out our other fucked up Halloween comics.