Comics

February 28, 2022

Funny Comics Capture the Absurd Humor of Working in a Retail Store

If you’ve ever worked in a retail job, you know how thankless it can be. The customers, the promotions you have to push—it can be draining. So, it’s nice to be able to commiserate with other folks who know the in-store retail struggle. Illustrator Stephen Beals does just this by chronicling the adventures of retail workers in his daily comic called Adult Children. In the four-panel comic, a retail worker (or workers)

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July 24, 2021

These Heartwarming Animal Comics Teach the Value of Friendship and Kindness

In a bid to simply spread some joy, Malaysian artist Chow Hon Lam creates an ongoing comic series called Buddy Gator. It features an alligator as the main character, but he’s nowhere near as scary as gators are often perceived to be. This particularly friendly creature is a reminder to “never judge a book by its cover.” Lam started illustrating his comic around a year ago during the start of the pandemic.

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July 6, 2020

Illustrator Creates Heartwarming Animal Comics to Spread Positivity Every Day

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted many parts of our daily lives, including our mental health. That is why it is important to remember to practice self-care, and find ways to de-stress—like exercising or completing a coloring book. Fortunately, illustrator Jang (of JangandFox Studio) continues to brighten up everyone's Instagram feed with her heartwarming animal comics. Jang began the popular series in 2018 as a way to encourage kindness and self-love.

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