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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Mid-Autumn Mooncakes 2020

Mid-Autumn festival is a holiday associated with family reunions, seeing old friends, and pretending to like mooncake.

Since many of us are physically distant from loved ones this year, let us be extra kind to ourselves and our neighbors.

Yes, there’s a lot to be angry about and we need to vote, but also let’s be kind. I am also trying my best.⁣

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Announcement: Leaving GoComics; What's Next

I'm ending my GoComics series, Connie to the Wonnie, after 8 years. 

Thanks so much to GoComics for letting me share my creative process and sketchbook cartoons with its readers. 

You can see what's next at cartoonconnie.com, which is newly relaunched. I'm trying something new, but don't worry, I'm not quitting cartooning. 

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Path of Most Resistance

Changing oneself is painful and, for me, the absolute last resort. I won't do it unless my feet are held up the fire and, even then, I'd rather let them char for a while.

Thanks for reading and sticking with me through the messy parts of the process.

comic strip, illustration, drawing, by connie sun, cartoonconnie, sketchbook, comics, humor, elephant, self-improvement

Friday, September 18, 2020

Part I'd Like To Skip

Whenever I'm facing a difficult challenge, I think how great it would be if I could just skip over this part. 

Thanks for reading along

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Cute Trauma Ghost

Lately, I've been learning about how trauma functions in our brains and what tends to happen when it is ignored and has nowhere else to go. 

I sort of imagine it as a "ghost" floating around in limbo. Of course, there's nothing cute about trauma in real life, but it would feel more manageable if we could see it for what it is.

Thanks so much for all your support

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Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Scale of Emotional Pain

Experimenting with a new digital brush to get though some sadness. I've heard that suffering is less when you can "see" or name where you feel pain and that emotional hurts need as much tending to as physical wounds. 

Hope you are taking care of the parts of your spirit that need the most love this season. 

Thanks for reading and supporting

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Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Waste No Time, Elephant

I drew this over the weekend to help me process some emotions. Thought I'd share it. 

Let us waste no time on petty things, Elephant. We are here so briefly.

Thanks for supporting my cartooning

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