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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Single Serving of Pie

We each get our own, right? :)

May you eat well, travel safe, and stay sane this week. Thanks for reading and following. 


[2-panel comic of a cartoon girl with a bun, rationalizing emotional eating during the holiday season. In panel 1, she says, "The holidays make me feel extra sensitive and emotional..." Panel 2 zooms out to show the girl talking to an elephant in her kitchen, with two enormous pies and cups of tea, and she continues, "-which is why we each get our own pie this year." Comic titled "Single Serving of Pie" by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie 2022.]
2-panel comic of a cartoon girl with a bun, rationalizing emotional eating during the holiday season. In panel 1, she says, "The holidays make me feel extra sensitive and emotional..." Panel 2 zooms out to show the girl talking to an elephant in her kitchen, with two enormous pies and cups of tea, and she continues, "- which is why we each get our own pie this year." Comic titled "Single Serving of Pie" by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie 2022.


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Warning: Writer at Work

My writing process is a crime scene ;) Friends who are participating in NaNoWriMo this year will understand.

Thanks for your patience! Connie on Ko-fi

[Single-panel comic illustration of a cartoon girl with a messy bun, tackling a writing deadline. Heading reads, "Warning: Writer at Work." In parentheses: "either that or a crime scene." The girl is standing in the middle of a room, with piles of papers and reference materials all over the floor, post-its affixed to the walls, bulletin boards, and a desk cluttered with a laptop, notebook, and mugs. She is in a state of dramatic, high-functioning, near-panic and exclaims loudly to no one, "NOBODY MOVE! Nobody breathe! Do not touch ANYTHING!!" Illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.]

Single-panel comic illustration of a cartoon girl with a messy bun, tackling a writing deadline. Heading reads, "Warning: Writer at Work." In parentheses: "either that or a crime scene." The girl is standing in the middle of a room, with piles of papers and reference materials all over the floor, post-its affixed to the walls, bulletin boards, and a desk cluttered with a laptop, notebook, and mugs. She is in a state of dramatic, high-functioning, near-panic and exclaims loudly to no one, "NOBODY MOVE! Nobody breathe! Do not touch ANYTHING!!" Illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Even Lone Penguins

Cheers to all our chosen colonies :)

Thanks for reading. Connie on Ko-fi

[3-panel comic of a cartoon girl with a bun and a lone penguin sitting on solitary ice floes. Panel 1 shows the girl, sitting on ice, hugging her knees pensively. In panel 2, a penguin also floats along on a piece of ice. Caption reads, "When you feel like a lone penguin in the world and like nobody really understands you..." Continued on panel 3: "- but it's still a colony and you have more friends than you think." The frame zooms out in panel 3 to show the solitary penguin surrounded by other penguins on nearby ice floes. In a chorus of speech bubbles, they address the single penguin: "It's been ages!" "Have you put on blubber?" "We're gonna grab some fish -" "You should join us!" Comic illustration titled "Even Lone Penguins" by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.]
3-panel comic of a cartoon girl with a bun and a lone penguin sitting on solitary ice floes. Panel 1 shows the girl, sitting on ice, hugging her knees pensively. In panel 2, a penguin also floats along on a piece of ice. Caption reads, "When you feel like a lone penguin in the world and like nobody really understands you..." Continued on panel 3: "- but it's still a colony and you have more friends than you think." The frame zooms out in panel 3 to show the solitary penguin surrounded by other penguins on nearby ice floes. In a chorus of speech bubbles, they address the single penguin: "It's been ages!" "Have you put on blubber?" "We're gonna grab some fish -" "You should join us!" Comic illustration titled "Even Lone Penguins" by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.


Friday, November 11, 2022

Seeking Order in Chaos

The way things are going, I feel we could all use a hug and some assurances in life. 

Happy weekend and thanks for reading. Connie on Ko-fi

[2-panel webcomic about not believing in astrology but still seeking order in chaos. Panel 1: Cartoon girl with a bun and her arms crossed, says dismissively, "I don't believe in astrology - load of hogwash." Panel 2: An arrow points at girl, arms still crossed, sneaking a side-eyed look at a laptop screen, with the caption "Also me: Casually checking today's planetary alignment." Cartoon illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.]
2-panel webcomic about not believing in astrology but still seeking order in chaos. Panel 1: Cartoon girl with a bun and her arms crossed, says dismissively, "I don't believe in astrology - load of hogwash." Panel 2: An arrow points at girl, arms still crossed, sneaking a side-eyed look at a laptop screen, with the caption "Also me: Casually checking today's planetary alignment." Cartoon illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Other People's Opinions

I'd like to call a time-out on all unnecessary opinions. Just my opinion ;)

Thanks for reading. Connie on Ko-fi

[4-panel comic strip about experiencing information overload in an opinion-saturated modern world. In panel 1, a cartoon girl with a bun raises a hand to her temple in exhaustion. In panel 2, she cradles her head in her hands, covering her ears. Caption reads, "I am so tired -- of other people having opinions." In panel 3, she has popped her head off her shoulders and is holding it under her arm, saying "I just want a place to rest my head." In panel 4, she has placed her head on a pillow cushion on the floor, as her headless body walks off the frame. There's a beat and the caption reads, "Has life always been this strange?" Original cartoon titled "Other People's Opinions" by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.]

4-panel comic strip about experiencing information overload in an opinion-saturated modern world. In panel 1, a cartoon girl with a bun raises a hand to her temple in exhaustion. In panel 2, she cradles her head in her hands, covering her ears. Caption reads, "I am so tired -- of other people having opinions." In panel 3, she has popped her head off her shoulders and is holding it under her arm, saying "I just want a place to rest my head." In panel 4, she has placed her head on a pillow cushion on the floor, as her headless body walks off the frame. There's a beat and the caption reads, "Has life always been this strange?" Original cartoon titled "Other People's Opinions" by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.


Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Wolf Votes at the Moon

When you have mixed feelings about the state of politics, but still exercise your right to vote. An election day in New York + a lunar eclipse tonight! 

Thanks for reading. Connie on Ko-fi

[2-panel comic illustration of a cartoon wolf howling at a "blood moon," when Earth's moon is in a lunar eclipse. Panel 1: A lone wolf howls an "Aroooouuu..." at a full moon, rendered in deep orange and red hues, against a deep navy blue night sky. Panel 2: The wolf walks off, pensively, with a thought bubble that says, "Well, I voted." Cartoon is referencing an election day that coincides with the celestial event of a lunar eclipse. By Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.] 

2-panel comic illustration of a cartoon wolf howling at a "blood moon," when Earth's moon is in a lunar eclipse. Panel 1: A lone wolf howls an "Aroooouuu..." at a full moon, rendered in deep orange and red hues, against a deep navy blue night sky. Panel 2: The wolf walks off, pensively, with a thought bubble that says, "Well, I voted." Cartoon is referencing an election day that coincides with the celestial event of a lunar eclipse. By Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.


Friday, November 04, 2022

In Defense of Red Flags

No mistake there! ;)

Have a blessed weekend and thanks for reading. Connie on Ko-fi

[4-panel comic strip titled "In Defense of Red Flags." Panel 1 shows a cartoon girl with a bun at a kitchen counter, pouring hot water into a mug of tea. In panel 2, she is the holding the mug, thinking and standing next to a red flag that is about her height, with an equal sign between her and the flag. Caption reads, "I suspect that every single guy I have ever met - sees me as a five-foot-two walking red flag." In panel 3, she starts to walk off-frame. In panel 4, she slows, turns to the reader and says cheerfully, "And they should! Because I am." Comic illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.]
4-panel comic strip titled "In Defense of Red Flags." Panel 1 shows a cartoon girl with a bun at a kitchen counter, pouring hot water into a mug of tea. In panel 2, she is the holding the mug, thinking and standing next to a red flag that is about her height, with an equal sign between her and the flag. Caption reads, "I suspect that every single guy I have ever met - sees me as a five-foot-two walking red flag." In panel 3, she starts to walk off-frame. In panel 4, she slows, turns to the reader and says cheerfully, "And they should! Because I am." Comic illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.


Thursday, November 03, 2022

Elephant Tries to Help

Continued from Forever Single Lady cartoon.

Thanks for reading! Connie on Ko-fi

[2-panel comic page of a cartoon girl with a bun, huddled in a blanket, watching K-dramas on a laptop, while a medium-sized elephant observes the scene. Heading reads, "Elephant tries to help." In panel 1, the elephant asks, "Have you considered practicing your social skills out in the real world?" In panel 2, the girl glares side-eyed at the elephant, "Have YOU SEEN what it's like out there? People are terrifying." Elephant responds, "Well that's true." Part of a webcomic series by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.] 
2-panel comic page of a cartoon girl with a bun, huddled in a blanket, watching K-dramas on a laptop, while a medium-sized elephant observes the scene. Heading reads, "Elephant tries to help." In panel 1, the elephant asks, "Have you considered practicing your social skills out in the real world?" In panel 2, the girl glares side-eyed at the elephant, "Have YOU SEEN what it's like out there? People are terrifying." Elephant responds, "Well that's true." Part of a webcomic series by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.


Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Forever Single Lady

This is how we're supposed to learn social skills as adults, right? :)

Thanks for reading. Connie on Ko-fi

[3-panel comics page titled "Forever Single Lady." Panel 1, cartoon girl with a bun "realizes late that she is bad at reading social cues." In panel 2, she is huddled in a blanket in front of a laptop screen, with an expression of extreme concentration. Arrow points at her: "Watches K-dramas with new intensity." Speech bubbles read, "I must learn...this sorcery." In panel 3, she is drawn in side view, still huddled in front of a laptop, now with an elephant in the frame, observing the scene directly behind her. Caption reads, "An education." Comic illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.]
3-panel comics page titled "Forever Single Lady." Panel 1, cartoon girl with a bun "realizes late that she is bad at reading social cues." In panel 2, she is huddled in a blanket in front of a laptop screen, with an expression of extreme concentration. Arrow points at her: "Watches K-dramas with new intensity." Speech bubbles read, "I must learn...this sorcery." In panel 3, she is drawn in side view, still huddled in front of a laptop, now with an elephant in the frame, observing the scene directly behind her. Caption reads, "An education." Comic illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.