Rat Race - a short comic about surviving and falling into the rat race.
made this (in a rush for an anthology with amazing friends) 3 years
ago, and I have never posted it online! It’s incredible timing too, to
remember to post it - when I wrote/drew this I hadn’t entered uni yet,
and right now, I’m finishing it (graduation! adulthood! entering the
actual rat race!).
It is an incredibly dark comic, but like, as
the author of this, who had those fears then and still have those fears
now, who wrote this when she was younger and now has some insight to the
graduating experience -, I ask you to keep trucking. Considering how
awful the world is right now, it’s more important and cooler than ever
to embrace the things you love and that make you happy. Your fave books
and shows. Exercising. Family you love (found and/or biological). That
ice cream in the fridge. Your existence in this world is valuable; love
is love is love is love is love. You’re one of those loves.
may never achieve your dreams (still, be open) - there’s also the
possibility that it may change - but you can still have parts of it in
your life. What you must do, forever and always, is continue to hope.
My first short comic in ages! Haven’t drawn comics in over 9 years so getting back into it proved to be a tough but rewarding learning experience.
Not autobiographical, but I did want to have a white nose at one point growing up after a I got called a Chinese pig at school because of my flat nose. For a very long time I thought a long white nose, blond hair and blue eyes could solve all of my problems, but turns out they can’t! I’ve also grown fond of my flat nose and almond-shaped eyes over the years. Enjoy!