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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Celebrate the Ice Cream Cones (Mini Milestones)

Reminder to myself that it is okay to be a work in progress, as long as I keep trying to move forward.

Cartoon text: "It can take time to figure yourself out. Change is hard for a lot of us. Don't forget to celebrate the mini milestones. If you got through the day, you did GREAT."

If anyone else wants to celebrate with ice cream, I am here for it.

Thanks for reading

Illustration about celebrating mini milestones and small wins in creative work, sketchbook drawing, cartoon by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie

Illustration about celebrating mini milestones and small wins in creative work, sketchbook drawing, cartoon by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Illustration about celebrating mini milestones and small wins in creative work, sketchbook drawing, cartoon by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie
Illustration about celebrating mini milestones and small wins in creative work, sketchbook drawing, cartoon by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie
Illustration about celebrating mini milestones and small wins in creative work, sketchbook drawing, cartoon by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie








Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Basic Yogi

Elephant is right: I do spend too much time sitting on my butt these days. 

The older I get, the less cooperative my body wants to be. 

Every little bit counts though. When I remember to take the time, exercise and yoga help with mental health wellness too. Hope you are taking care of yourselves a little bit everyday. 

Thanks for reading

Sketchbook cartoon about trying to do yoga at home while out of shape, elephant comic strip, illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Monday, February 22, 2021

Sketchbook: Snowman Indignity

A peed-on, melting snowman tries to hold on to its dignity.

Just for fun sketchbook drawing for a wintry-mix Monday. If you are unfamiliar with this scenario, dogs love the snow. 

Connie on Ko-fi

sketchbook drawing, illustration of melting snowman that has been peed on, nyc scene, winter humor, cartoon by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Friday, February 19, 2021

Long Stretch of Lonely

This continues to be a long stretch of lonely for a lot of people. If you've been alone for a long time like me, you know that, sometimes, it hits like a ton of bricks.

Be well, stay strong, hug a pillow, and have some chocolate.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Anti-Asian Hate Crimes On Top Of Everything Else

Because of the recent spike in violence and discrimination against Asians, these are sad and difficult conversations that many of us in communities of color have had to have throughout the pandemic - about hate - on top of everything else. 

As a reference point, this is a 2016 diary comic I drew in a different time.) 

If you witness a hate crime, you can report it here https://stopaapihate.org

For additional ways to help, visit https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org

Thanks for reading

Slice of life cartoon, sketchbook journal, diary comic on anti-Asian hate crime in the pandemic, illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Friday, February 12, 2021

Humans Have The Weirdest Imaginations

Ox over the moon for Lunar new year. I wonder why elephants aren't a zodiac animal. 

This started as a series of 4 separate illustrations that I threaded together.

Hope you have a restful weekend. Happy lunar new year of the ox if you celebrate ^_^

My Ko-fi page

Illustrations of the moon, an elephant, and a cow jumping over the moon, ox over the moon, year of the ox, chinese new year, humor, sketchbook drawing by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie
"Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon..."


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Sketchbook: Year of the Ox

I feel like ox, as a species, have a very measured approach to life. 

Happy lunar new year ^_^

Connie on Ko-fi

Year of the ox cartoon, illustration, chinese new year, happy lunar new year, sketchbook, drawing by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Sunday, February 07, 2021

Sketchbook: Snow Day Elephant

Snow day elephant company. A sketchbook drawing of an elephant made of snow. I didn't make one with snow, but anything can happen in comics.

Thanks for following

Sketchbook illustration of an elephant made of snow and a lonely character, by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Friday, February 05, 2021

Weeks That Feel Like A Hundred Paper Cuts

For days and weeks that feel like this, I need to stop, breathe, and take a moment. 

Hope you do something nice for yourself this weekend. I will also try. 

Thanks for reading. 

Sketchbook illustration about how emotional ups and downs can feel like a hundred paper cuts, comic strip by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Thursday, February 04, 2021

Sketchbook: Managing Depression

Managing mental health is a continuous, ongoing practice, I am learning. 

New sketchbook comic about the cyclical nature of managing ups and downs. 

If you too, hope you can find relief in small acts of self-care, like going for a walk, cooking a nice meal, or reaching out to someone you trust. I need a serotonin boost myself!

Kofi-page

Sketchbook comic about the cyclical nature of managing mental health, illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Well, I Think I'm A Fun Person

However, "fun" is a strong word. ;)

I did end up going outside to stomp in snow on Monday, but no snowball fights.

I've been focused on writing stories, but still trying to draw a little everyday. 

Thanks for reading along and for your patience

Comic illustration of an introvert in cozy clothes staying at home in the winter with an elephant, by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, sketchbook drawing, elephant comic strip


Monday, February 01, 2021

Cozy Is Boring

Just for fun introvert cartoon about cozy days indoors and how sometimes cozy is boring for some. 

Heavy snow fall on the East Coast today. If you too, hope you are able to stay bundled and warm. Thanks to those who are braving the storm to keep things safe and running. 

Thanks for reading. 

Cartoon about staying cozy in a snowstorm and how cozy is boring to some. Introvert humor, sketchbook drawing, elephant comic illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Friday, January 29, 2021

Sketchbook: The Cutest First Responder

I saw an actual Dalmatian in an FDNY fire truck today and just about lost my mind :)

Big thank you to first responders in NYC and everywhere.

Have a good weekend. Stay safe, stay well.

Connie on Ko-fi

Cartoon illustration of seeing a Dalmatian in a fire truck, slice of life, NYC, journal comics, sketchbook drawing by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie

Illustration of a jealous elephant, elephant comic, sketchbook drawing humor by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Therapy, Sometimes

I'm finding therapy helpful and necessary, even on days when it feels like there's not much progress happening. The mental health gains seem to be incremental and gradual over a long-term.

May you stay well, despite the surface ups and downs

Connie on Ko-fi

Cartoon illustration about getting therapy in a pandemic, slice of life comic, sketchbook drawing, journal comic by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Fashion Cue Cardigan

The cardigan tells me I'm working, just like in "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

Thanks for your patience as I juggle a few personal matters. I'm still trying to share new drawings; I've just been off a set schedule.

Hope everyone is staying healthy and in good spirits. Thanks for reading.

Morning routine cartoon, slice of life comic strip humor, cardigan fashion, sketchbook, pandemic life journal comic by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

May We Live In Boring Times

May we live in very chill, very boring times...and may everybody in the country take a mild tranquilizer this week.

Temporary meditation mantra and just for fun sketchbook drawing. Stay safe and sane.

Connie on Ko-fi

Sketchbook drawing of person meditating with the mantra "may we live in very chill, very boring times," cartoon by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie




Be Afraid Internet

New sketchbook cartoon about how the internet keeps feeding us endless reasons to be afraid. I should probably start watching my internet diet. 

Take care, everyone; stay safe and sane.

sketchbook cartoon about media diet and how the internet keeps feeding us endless reasons to be afraid, comic strip, illustration, humor, by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Friday, January 15, 2021

The Joy Of Lint

Our world is topsy-turvy right now (and maybe it always has been). 

This week, I listened to a panel of writers and editors give their best advice to new writers. Nicole Chung, panelist and author of All You Can Ever Know, offered this reminder, which I am paraphrasing: you have a right to whatever joy you can find in these difficult times. It's okay to find the fun in your work and play, especially now.

I needed to hear it and so I'm sharing it, in case you need the reminder too.

Take care and thanks for reading

Cartoon illustration about finding joy wherever ever we can, journal comic, writers, quotes, sketchbook drawing by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Reaching Out In A Pandemic

I think we need each other more than ever right now. 

A new sketchbook illustration about reaching out to each other in times of need, in a pandemic, in all the craziness that is unfolding.

Stay safe, stay in touch, and take care of each other. 

Thanks for following

Elephant cartoon illustration about reaching out to each other digitally in times of need, sketchbook drawing by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie


Thursday, January 07, 2021

My Week In A Nutshell

What a start! Here we go...

A new journal comic about a week of rollercoaster emotions. New pandemic strains, political process, and the violent mob at the U.S. Capitol yesterday, all on my mind. Everyone, stay safe, stay sane.

Connie on Ko-fi


Journal comic about a week of rollercoaster emotions by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie. Large glass of kombucha wine.