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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Me And My Weird Heart

Quick update: This fall, I finally decided to get help and am now working with a therapist.

I’ve been struggling with depression for years, trying all manner of coping and cartooning through it. It was getting too difficult and starting to affect my creativity.

For those who have been following my comics, I want to share that I’m prioritizing my mental health. I’ll continue to post updates, in case you can relate.

It has been such a challenging year for so many of us. If you’re also dealing with something hard, you’re not alone. Wishing you solace and strength this season.

Thanks so much for reading and supporting.

Cartoon illustration about getting therapy and prioritizing mental health wellness. Image of a woman and her heart sitting on a couch. Drawing by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie

Friday, November 13, 2020

Sketchbook: What A Time To Be Alive

 Just catching up on the news this week...

Stay safe and stay well, everyone.

Sketchbook drawing by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, illustration humor, captioned "what a time to be alive! amirite, people?"

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Maybe-I'm-Worth-It Accessory

I can't believe it took me so long to get a drawing glove.

A cartoon about minor life adjustments that make a big difference. 

(Note: If you've never used a touchscreen tablet, the cut-out glove simply prevents your bare hand from touching the screen and making accidental marks on the drawing.)

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Comic about minor adjustments that make a big difference by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, photo, illustration, ipad drawing glove
Photo, illustration, ipad drawing glove, by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Diversity Plus Trust Equals Unity

What a time of high emotions. With the results of the 2020 US elections declared over the weekend, a big shoe dropped and we all felt the impact.

There's have a lot of work ahead, but I still believe in the wisdom of diverse voices and the possibility that we can make things better.

(Respecting) Diversity + (Rebuilding) Trust = (Path to) Unity

Knowing this doesn't mean we'll do it, but this is what I hope for.

Ko-fi page

Illustration of united states map with two bandages over a large gashing wound, captioned "diversity plus trust equals unity." Cartoon drawing by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie

Friday, November 06, 2020

Waiting Game

Anxiously awaiting the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. 

Caption: "I wish I ate less this week and did more to get out the vote this year." 

Grateful for heroes like Stacey Abrams of Georgia for her vision of a better democracy and all those working tirelessly to uphold the sanctity of our voices and our votes, locally.

Sketchbook drawing of anxiously awaiting the results of the 2020 general election in the U.S. Caption: "I wish I ate less this week and did more..." Illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Current Level of Coping

My current level of coping is at super-charge. ⁣

Will freaking out help the situation? No, but it would feel good, damnit. ⁣

cartoon about coping with anxiety and uncertainty, binge-eating comic, sketchbook illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie

cartoon about coping with anxiety and uncertainty and being torn between freaking out and keeping calm, sketchbook comic by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie

Sketchbook: The Year of Standing in Line

One enduring impression of 2020 is how much time we all stood in socially distant lines for everything. 

Thanks to everyone who waited in crazy-long lines to vote this year. NYC had early voting for the first time in history and many waited 4 to 5 hours just to cast their ballots this year. 

It's an unprecedented Election Day in the U.S. today. I saw musicians performing in front of polling sites to keep spirits up. 

In uncertain times: may there be equal parts hope.

sketchbook illustrations of new yorkers standing in line, drawings by connie sun, cartoonconnie

Illustration caption: "I like to think that for every heartbreak in the universe, there exists equal parts hope." Artwork by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie