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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Mental Health Is Everything

NOBODY messes with my mental health in a pandemic. Good on anybody who's taking care of theirs.

Connie on Ko-fi

[Three-panel comic containing a simple drawing of girl with a bun, observing that "If we've learned anything in this pandemic, it's that we are all just one...stupid a--hole and lockdown away from completely losing our minds." Mental health is everything.]

Three-panel comic containing a simple drawing of girl with a bun, observing that "If we've learned anything in this pandemic, it's that we are all just one...stupid a--hole and lockdown away from completely losing our minds." Mental health is everything. Sketchbook comic by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Monday, July 26, 2021

Happier Comics

I draw what I see -- sometimes happy, sometimes sad.

Thanks for reading and supporting <3

[Two-panel comic of a girl with a bun being asked, "Why can't you draw happier comics?" Response: she wordlessly points at a graphic of the world in flames. "Exhibit A."]

Two-panel comic of a girl with a bun being asked, "Why can't you draw happier comics?" Response: she wordlessly points at a graphic of the world in flames. "Exhibit A." Sketchbook comic by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Friday, July 23, 2021

Romance Is Stupid

It is nice to see all the happy, free-range couples roaming the city. And it is also a pestilence if you are not one of them.

 Life is full of contradictions :)

Thanks for humoring me.

[Two-panel comic illustration of a girl declaring that "Romance is stupid." In panel 2,  a thought bubble appears over her head containing the text "And I want some," as she walks by lovey-dovey couples in a park backdrop.]

Two-panel comic illustration of a girl declaring that "Romance is stupid" and thinking "and I want some," walking passed lovey-dovey couples in the background. Sketchbook comic by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Unconditional Self-Love

Sorry for posting less recently. I'm working hard to be able to continue writing and cartooning. Hopefully, the effort will pay off. 


Comic text, girl: "One day, I will learn to love myself unconditionally -- since nobody else will do it." [glares at elephant]
Elephant: "You're asking a lot out of life is all I'm sayin'."
Webcomic strip by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie. 3-panel comic with a girl in a bun talking to an elephant. Comic text, girl: "One day, I will learn to love myself unconditionally -- since nobody else will do it." [glares at elephant] Elephant: "You're asking a lot out of life is all I'm sayin'."



Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Sketchbook: Jade Elephant Necklace

Blueberries are a joy of summer and I LOVE that jade elephant necklace. 

A just-for-fun sketchbook drawing, while I work on new material. Hope you are staying cool.

Thanks for your support and for reading along. 

[Illustration of a girl buying summer blueberries to freeze, a cashier wearing a jade elephant necklace, and an interior scene of a girl talking to an elephant with a bowl of blueberries.]

Illustration of a girl buying summer blueberries to freeze, a cashier wearing a jade elephant necklace, and an interior scene of a girl talking to an elephant with a bowl of blueberries, sketchbook drawing by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Friday, July 02, 2021

Time Will Tell

I need a vacation from worrying about it :)

Happy weekend and thanks for reading.

[Illustration of a woman worrying about nothing. Panel one text: "I wonder...do I need to saved from myself??" Panel two: "Only time will tell."]

Illustration of a woman worrying about nothing. Comic Text: "I wonder...do I need to saved from myself??" Panel two: "Only time will tell." Sketchbook comic by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Thursday, July 01, 2021

Dopamine Rush, K-drama Crush

I'm just now learning about the addictive, dopamine-inducing nature of watching K-dramas. 

It's very stress-relieving and my grip on reality is also fading :)

Thanks for reading <3

Comic text: "If I feel worried, stressed, or depressed, the only thing that seems to calm me these days is having celebrity crushes on K-drama stars. It's like injecting dopamine directly into my veins." 

4-panel comic of a woman feeling anxious and stressed out, who discovers the stress relief of watching K-dramas. Just for fun sketchbook cartoon, diary comic, by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Thursday, June 24, 2021

Heart Hug

Learning to be kind to yourself is a very hard lesson to learn, especially for BIPOC and anyone in this world, socialized to feel that they are somehow inferior or not good enough. I'm trying though, like my life depends on it.

Other updates: I have a new comic up on Tinyview this week. Best viewed on your phone. https://tinyview.com/connie/2021/06/23/ep6-make-obstinate-art

Thanks for reading and supporting.

4-panel webcomic strip about giving your heart a hug, by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie. Text: Sometimes your heart needs a hug. There doesn't have to be a reason. Heart, word bubble: "Well, it took you long enough."


Thursday, June 17, 2021

Serenity Gag and New "Creative Notes" Comic

Working through a lot this month. Hope to come out the other side a stronger person. 

This is an old gag cartoon I drew in my sketchbook that I'm sharing for the first time. 

I also published a new vertical scroll comic for Tinyview, which is free and best read on your phone. "Creative Notes" is a new comic series that I'm publishing weekly, with aspiring artists and creatives in mind. 

First episode on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/CQMaC4EjaGZ/

Download the free app here https://tinyview.com/connie

Thanks for all your support.

Single-panel cartoon of a women on a mountain top, exerting great effort to be zen. Caption reads: "Please grant me the serenity to not need external validation or social media likes to be happy." Comic by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie
Comic series "Creative Notes" new episode preview, by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, for Tinyview Comics




Friday, June 11, 2021

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Even When You're Doing Fine

New comic strip about everyday mental health and how therapy is helping me right now. 

Other announcements:

I also published a new episode of "Creative Notes," my new weekly comic for Tinyview Comics. If you need some creative motivation, these comics are designed to be read on your phone. Check out https://tinyview.com/connie or download the free app on the app store!

I'm also participating in a Columbia panel discussion with Asian-American artists on June 10 from 12-1pm EST. You can listen to a recording of Part 1 here and register for the June 10 event here https://sps.columbia.edu/events/nuances-racial-bias-america-making-art-response-anti-asian-hate-part-two

Comic strip about everyday mental health and the role of therapy, by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, sketchbook cartoon



Friday, June 04, 2021

My Only Plan After A Long Week

Sometimes I'm too tired to have fun, but then, I can always pretend I'm more fun than I am. 

Have a great weekend :)

In case you missed it, I'm drawing a new comic series on the Tinyview app in a vertical scroll format. You can check it out on the app for free: https://tinyview.com/connie 

Sketchbook comic about being too tired to have fun after a long week, by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Update: New Comic Series on Tinyview

Something new! I'm starting a comic series on Tinyview Comics

Creative Notes is a weekly comic series about the funny highs and lows of the creative process. 

Tinyview allows me to draw comics in a vertical scroll format, which I am very excited about! I've been looking for ways to expand my storytelling.

Download the mobile app on the App Store to read the first 3 episodes!

"Creative Notes" is a new weekly comic series by Connie Sun about the highs and lows of the creative process for Tinyview app, cartoonconnie, https://tinyview.com/connie
"Creative Notes" is a new weekly comic series by Connie Sun for Tinyview app, cartoonconnie, https://tinyview.com/connie




Friday, May 28, 2021

Sketchbook: Proud Sister

Pause break to share that my little brother is engaged to his sweetheart and I'm a proud sister :D

Thanks for following

Illustration of younger brother, his sweetheart, cat and dog, engagement, drawing by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie




Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Friday, May 21, 2021

Hug Me

Hug me, I'm vaxxed! Too desperate? Maybe.

Does this shirt exist yet?

Hope you do something fun for yourself this weekend...

Thanks for reading.

Comic strip about hugging, social contact, and desperation after a pandemic, sketchbook drawing by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Writing Is Crying

New comic about writing and how often it involves tears! It's my creative process :D

I'm writing through all the pent-up emotions and this is the healthiest I've been in a long time, maybe ever. May we all be granted safe passage.

Thanks for reading

Comic strip about writing and the creative process which often involves tears, by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie sketchbook drawing


Sunday, May 16, 2021

Bearing Witness

With great privilege comes great responsibility. 

Reminder to self to not look away as events around us unfold. 

Everything is connected and so are we, to each other. I wish everyone safe.

Thanks for reading.

Comic about not confronting hard truths and not looking away from genocide, occupation, or oppression, sketchbook drawing by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie






Friday, May 14, 2021

Current Vibe: Lust, Caution

NYC is reopening and the CDC can't decide if we should wear masks or not. 

It is spring. New Yorkers are horny and we are all doomed, lol.

Current vibe in the city: "Lust, Caution." "This is fine."

Have a great weekend ^_^

Sketchbook comic by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, about the first spring after a pandemic, referencing the Ang Lee film "Lust, Caution"


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Can't Un-Know

It's too bad I can't un-know everything I was forced to learn about myself this year.

A comic about the silent scream of self-awareness. (See The Scream by Edvard Munch)

Thanks for reading 

Note on flyer below: Looking forward to participating in a webinar event tomorrow about making art in response to anti-Asian hate with three New York artist-activists I admire a lot.

Thursday, May 13, 12-1pm EST. RSVP link

A comic about self-awareness, drawn by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie
flyer for webinar event on racial bias and making art in response to hate