Hello, comics lovers! Do you need a laugh? Are you looking for a yuk-a-minute chuckle-fest?!
My pick for today, Connie to the Wonnie, is not one that you read hoping for a hit of hilarity — although it can be very funny. Instead, it gives you a window into cartoonist Connie Sun's life and thoughts, and makes you feel less alone. Or at least it does for me. This is a cup of tea rather than a can of Jolt. It's an "Oh wow, me too" rather than "LOL look at that idiot!!"
As important as laughter is, a little calm introspection and human connection can't hurt, either.
Connie's a single woman in New York, and uses her comic as "status updates" on her dating life, artistic process, introverted personality and how they all overlap. Plus, some adorable animals are thrown in. (I'm partial to her elephants.) The art is lovely, with a muted palette, and the subject matter and writing are natural and relatable.
Connie's work is gaining fans and recognition by the day: She was featured on NPR earlier this year, and just this week she was selected to be a columnist and cartoonist at McSweeney's (there were five winners out of more than 800 entries!).
So now, take a deep, slow breath and enjoy a cuppa Connie.
On the artistic process
Loneliness, dating, introversion
Cute animals, just because