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Thursday, May 28, 2020

"Yes, And" Mental Health

This has been a particularly tense week in the U.S., if you follow our news. On top of the global health crisis, all the ways that we are fractured as a society feels like it is ripping us apart socially too.

I had a hard time cartooning this week. Seeking relief and clarity, but that will take longer. I was only able to sketch this comic when I forgave myself for all of my own contradictions. 

Take care of yourselves; the road ahead is long.

In the last panel, I refer to American poet Walt Whitman's line from "Song of Myself": "Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself, / (I am large, I contain multitudes.)"

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Sketchbook: Earth As A Snow Globe

It feels like we are inside an upside down snow globe, being shaken up.

If we could watch ourselves from the moon, maybe this is what it would look like.

We can't know how the pieces settle again, but it won't be the same. Like a definitive heartbreak, there is only a before and then after.

Let us not forget what we learn about ourselves.
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Friday, May 22, 2020

The Year Of Bread

I've been learning how to make breads I grew up with, like mantou (steamed buns), huajuan (twisted rolls), and congyou bing (stovetop scallion bread). It has been comforting and stress-relieving, if also fattening :p

Still, I'm enjoying being a total beginner at something in these days of upheaval and uncertainty.

View on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/CAguswSg_4k
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Pandemic Diary: Upside Down Face Masks

Slice-of-life diary comic about wearing face masks in NYC. Plus, first shopping trip to Trader Joe's since the city locked down 2 months ago! It was about a 40-minute wait to get inside, but the staff are as nice as ever.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sketchbook: Mother's Day Drawing

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and the injured wild parrot who stayed for 6 months before flying off again. ⁣


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Friday, May 08, 2020

Pandemic Diary: Nothing Like a Food Memory

Sharing a sketchbook diary page. Taking one day at a time and focusing on small routines to rest my mind on.

I've been nostalgic about food lately and cooking dishes that remind me of childhood. Such a blessing, especially now; food memories are sacred.

View as separate panels: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_7gzdDADHr

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Sunday, May 03, 2020

Sketchbook: A Simple Pleasure

Almond butter and plain greek yogurt with banana on toast is one of my go-to treats.
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