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Comics & Illustration

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

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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

Sunday, May 09, 2021

Sun Family Portrait

Happy (immigrant) mother's day <3

I drew this from a grainy photo taken with one of those ubiquitous 35mm film cameras from the 1990s. 

Nobody believes in the "American dream" more than immigrant parents, who leave everything behind to start over, often with very little, so that their kids have a chance at a better life.

We all did the best we could with what we had. This is the only life I know, the only place I call home. Asian-American is the closest thing to an identity that I can claim and, for all of its history, it's an honor. 

- In the photo, I'm sporting a classic, homestyle Asian kid bowl cut and a cotton tracksuit.
- For years, my mom would get her hair done in the style of news anchor "Connie Chung," who I was named after.
- In his youth, my dad's nickname was Bruce Lee's Chinese moniker, "Li Xiaolong." 
- My little brother grew up to be taller than me and have an amazing head of hair.

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Mother's Day Illustration, Asian-American family portrait drawn from a 1990s photo taken with a 35mm camera, by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Unsafe Spring

As Asian-Americans, we are still waking up everyday to more news headlines and stories about violent attacks and harassment, targeting people who look like us, our family, our elders. 

It is taking a toll on us, our families, and our community. 

I encourage you to speak up on our behalf, if you hear hateful anti-Asian speech around you, blaming Asians for the pandemic. 

It's also a good time to reach out to your Asian friends and colleagues to ask if they are doing okay. 

I hope we can take better care of each other and get through this together. One love. 

Thanks for reading and supporting.

Sketchbook comic diary about the ongoing rise of anti-asian hate crimes in America, illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie
Screenshot of headlines about attacks against Asians across America