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Thursday, February 02, 2023

Forgetful Heart

Part 4 of a series of plushy cartoon heart comics :)


[5-panel comic strip of a girl with a bun talking to her plushy cartoon heart, titled "Forgetful Heart." In panel 1, hands on her hips, she says to the heart, "Don't you remember what happened last time??" In panel 2, with heightened emotion, she says in all caps, "You practically left us for dead!" Innocently, heart says, "Did I?" Panel 3 is a close-up of the heart suggesting, "Maybe you should thank me..." In panel 4, the girl exclaims in exasperation, "FOR WHAT?!" In panel 5, heart responds matter-of-factly, "For making you stronger." The girl walks off and mutters, "I hate you." Comic by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.]

5-panel comic strip of a girl with a bun talking to her plushy cartoon heart, titled "Forgetful Heart." In panel 1, hands on her hips, she says to the heart, "Don't you remember what happened last time??" In panel 2, with heightened emotion, she says in all caps, "You practically left us for dead!" Innocently, heart says, "Did I?" Panel 3 is a close-up of the heart suggesting, "Maybe you should thank me..." In panel 4, the girl exclaims in exasperation, "FOR WHAT?!" In panel 5, heart responds matter-of-factly, "For making you stronger." The girl walks off and mutters, "I hate you." Comic by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.


Friday, January 27, 2023

Accidentally Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve

Part 3 of a series of plushy heart comics :)


[3-panel comic of a cartoon girl with a bun and a plushy red cartoon heart, tied to her arm by a string. Heading reads "Accidentally Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve." Panel 1 is a close-up of the girl, looking down at the string around her wrist. She says, "Oh no," with a concerned expression on her face. Panel 2 is a close-up of plushy heart, radiating unfettered joy. Panel 3 shows both in the same frame. The girl looks at the heart reproachfully and says, "Cut that out." Indifferently, the heart accuses her of being a "Killjoy." Original comic strip by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.]

3-panel comic of a cartoon girl with a bun and a plushy red cartoon heart, tied to her arm by a string. Heading reads "Accidentally Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve." Panel 1 is a close-up of the girl, looking down at the string around her wrist. She says, "Oh no," with a concerned expression on her face. Panel 2 is a close-up of plushy heart, radiating unfettered joy. Panel 3 shows both in the same frame. The girl looks at the heart reproachfully and says, "Cut that out." Indifferently, the heart accuses her of being a "Killjoy." Original comic strip by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.


Monday, January 23, 2023

Year of the Rabbit 2023

For anyone who needs more calm and quiet this season, over excitement and ruckus. Lunar New Year well wishes.


[2-panel illustration of a cartoon girl with bun, kneeling on the ground, looking at a floppy-eared rabbit. In panel 1, a string of fire crackers are going off: "Pop pop pow!" Text reads, "Year of the Rabbit!" in bold script. In panel 2, the girl sidles up next to the rabbit and covers its ears in the ruckus. Text reads, "Bring us peace and solace." Illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.]
2-panel illustration of a cartoon girl with bun, kneeling on the ground, looking at a floppy-eared rabbit. In panel 1, a string of fire crackers are going off: "Pop pop pow!" Text reads, "Year of the Rabbit!" in bold script. In panel 2, the girl sidles up next to the rabbit and covers its ears in the ruckus. Text reads, "Bring us peace and solace." Illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Trusting Your Heart

Part 2 of a short series of heart comics :)

Connie on Ko-fi

[4-panel borderless comic titled "Trusting Your Heart." In panel 1, a close-up of a plushy red heart with a tooth, saying "Just trust me." In panel 2, the heart is perched on a bathroom sink, addressing a cartoon girl with a bun in front of a mirror: "Trust yourself! Trust your feelings!" Panel 3 is another close-up of the heart, as it asks, "What could go wrong?" In panel 4, the heart looks up at the girl, while the girl looks at her reflection in the mirror.  The reflection in the mirror responds independently: "Literally - so many things." Comic strip by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.]

4-panel borderless comic about trusting your heart. In panel 1, a close-up of a plushy red heart with a tooth, saying "Just trust me." In panel 2, the heart is perched on a bathroom sink, addressing a cartoon girl with a bun in front of a mirror: "Trust yourself! Trust your feelings!" Panel 3 is another close-up of the heart, as it asks, "What could go wrong?" In panel 4, the heart looks up at the girl, while the girl looks at her reflection in the mirror.  The reflection in the mirror responds independently: "Literally - so many things." Comic strip by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.


Following Your Heart

First of a short series of heart comics :)

Connie on Ko-fi

[2-panel comic titled "Following Your Heart." In panel 1, a cartoon girl with a bun, chasing after a plushy red cartoon heart. She yells, "Wait! I wanna talk to you!" as the heart runs blithely away from her. In panel 2, she has tackled the heart to the ground and gives it a stern look. "Please don't do anything weird," she demands, holding the heart in her hands, as it sticks out its tongue and responds with a "nyeh" sound. Comic strip by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.] 

2-panel comic titled "Following Your Heart." In panel one, a cartoon girl with a bun, chasing after a plushy red cartoon heart. She yells, "Wait! I wanna talk to you!" as the heart runs blithely away from her. In panel 2, she has tackled the heart to the ground and gives it a stern look. "Please don't do anything weird," she demands, holding the heart in her hands, as it sticks out its tongue and responds with a "nyeh" sound. Comic strip by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.


Thursday, January 12, 2023

Makeup Monster

Some days, society is a sea monster ;)

Thanks for reading. Connie on Ko-fi

[2-panel comic strip of a cartoon girl in a bathrobe, reflecting on the cosmetics industry and her own self-worth. In panel 1, she's in a bathroom, head in a towel. Caption reads, "Me, hoping to meet someone who likes me without makeup..." In panel 2, a reptilian, mad-eyed, sea monster suddenly reaches out from inside the bathroom mirror and grasps at the girl with taloned claws and hisses, "DON'T TAKE AWAY MY...MAKEUP!!!" She screams in terror. Comic titled "Makeup Monster," by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.]

[2-panel comic strip of a cartoon girl in a bathrobe, reflecting on the cosmetics industry and her own self-worth. In panel 1, she's in a bathroom, head in a towel. Caption reads, "Me, hoping to meet someone who likes me without makeup..." In panel 2, a reptilian, mad-eyed, sea monster suddenly reaches out from inside the bathroom mirror and grasps at the girl with taloned claws and hisses, "DON'T TAKE AWAY MY...MAKEUP!!!" She screams in terror. Comic titled "Makeup Monster," by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.]


Sunday, January 08, 2023

Anything Is Possible (Creative Notes #34)

A comic from my old Tinyview series that is still relevant :)

Connie on Ko-fi

[6-panel comic about fresh starts. Panel 1: Cartoon girl with a bun running outdoors on a path shouts exuberantly, "New year! Fresh start!" Panel 2: She looks directly at the reader and says, "Anything is possible!" Panel 3: Running with more exertion, she goes on resolutely, "I'll get fit! I'll be more productive than ever!" Panel 4: She pauses for breath (huff huff pant), "But first --" Panel 5: "-- a nap." She's back indoors, laid out on a yoga mat. Panel 6: A beat before she sits up groggily and thinks, "Naps should count." Comic illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, from Creative Notes #34, 2022.]

6-panel comic about fresh starts. Panel 1: Cartoon girl with a bun running outdoors on a path shouts exuberantly, "New year! Fresh start!" Panel 2: She looks directly at the reader and says, "Anything is possible!" Panel 3: Running with more exertion, she goes on resolutely, "I'll get fit! I'll be more productive than ever!" Panel 4: She pauses for breath (huff huff pant), "But first --" Panel 5: "-- a nap." She's back indoors, laid out on a yoga mat. Panel 6: A beat before she sits up groggily and thinks, "Naps should count." Comic illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, from Creative Notes #34, 2022.


Thursday, January 05, 2023

Jar Of Stuff To Deal With Later

Happy new year! Definitely don't try any of this in real life :)


[3-panel comic of a cartoon girl with an elephant at the start of a new year, standing at the edge of a cliff and holding a large jar of folded paper. Panel 1: Girl, hugging jar, says, "I think I actually need two therapists...to process everything that happened last year." Panel 2: Close-up of girl, cradling the jar, with a thought bubble: "Or..." Panel 3: Girl says, "Oopsie daisy" and tosses the jar over the edge of the cliff. Heading reads: "Jar of stuff to deal with later." Comic illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.]

3-panel comic of a cartoon girl with an elephant at the start of a new year, standing at the edge of a cliff and holding a large jar of folded paper. Panel 1: Girl, hugging jar, says, "I think I actually need two therapists...to process everything that happened last year." Panel 2: Close-up of girl, cradling the jar, with a thought bubble: "Or..." Panel 3: Girl says, "Oopsie daisy" and tosses the jar over the edge of the cliff. Heading reads: "Jar of stuff to deal with later." Comic illustration by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2023.