Hello! My name is Beanie and I draw a slice of life comic about my daily life as well as stories from my childhood and post them on Instagram.

I started drawing stories about my childhood to remind myself of the good things that happened in my life. Drawing these has helped me reconnect with that part of me that could find happiness in little moments of everyday life.

Check out my Instagram for more comics about my childhood as well as about being an awkward adult, life with my equally awkward but cute partner and my previous post on Bored Panda about my love for dogs.

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#1

Learning To Read

Learning To Read

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Emma B
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2 weeks ago

You go Gurl!

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#2

Cat Friend

Cat Friend

I loved our cat Rosa SO much but was much too energetic and crazy for the poor cat to handle at first. I was more used to playing with dogs but once I learnt the right approach we got along very well.

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Ayasophya Alturas
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2 weeks ago

d'awww!

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#3

First Dog

First Dog

A sappy one today. I recently found a picture of Amanda (I was in a habit of calling dogs human names) and got very sentimental. I know a lot of you have special connections with your current pets and the ones that you grew up with so I felt like it might resonate. I think Amanda taught me a lot about kindness and love as a child. Pets are so good.

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Laugh Fan
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2 weeks ago

Pets are the best!

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#4

Dress Up

Dress Up

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Emma B
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2 weeks ago

This was me as a child, too!

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#5

Hallways

Hallways

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Audrey Bob-The-Builder
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2 weeks ago

What was in the bag? I NEED CLOSURE

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#6

First Snow Encounter

First Snow Encounter

I don’t actually remember this because I was TOO small but it is a story my Papa likes to tell about my first snow encounter. He put me down on the ground for just a second and I immediately stepped away and rolled down a hill.

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Laugh Fan
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2 weeks ago

I used to love rolling down hills!! Bit scary if you aren't planning on it though. 😲

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#7

The Mummy

The Mummy

Once, somebody lent my sister The Mummy DVD(with Brandon Fraser) and we watched it together one stormy night. I actually loved the movie (it’s still one of my cheesy faves), but sometimes I got a little spooked. I think the way she dealt with it to make me feel less scared was very sweet.

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Chris Jones
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2 weeks ago

What a kind big sister.

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#8

Sneaking Up

Sneaking Up

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Alex T
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2 weeks ago

I used to run up the stairs like that until I was 10

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#9

Ice-Cream

Ice-Cream

A Baby Beanie memory with my Papa. I don’t think there was actually any dogs around to eat it the vanilla ice cream (and probably good because I don’t think ice cream is good for them?) but I think it’s funny that I was so easily consoled by the prospect of my ice cream going to one.

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Laugh or not
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2 weeks ago

That's adorable. And your father should give lessons on how to get a child smiling again.

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#10

Looking Around For Snails

Looking Around For Snails

Drawing this comic made me very nostalgic for those sunny days in the garden and looking around for snails. I sometimes made them little houses from leaves and flowers.

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temmie
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2 weeks ago

we are gatherd here today to discuss your fate of the future

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#11

Awake

Awake

I was (like most kids) a child with way too much energy which promptly disappeared when I got to my teens. Now as a perpetually tired adult I wish I had a bit of that bounciness back.

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The Dumb Alex
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2 weeks ago

This is too real for me lol

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#12

Candy

Candy

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The Dumb Alex
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2 weeks ago

lol me

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#13

Sick Beard

Sick Beard

That feeling when your Mama stops to talk to someone on the street and it takes so long that you age 1 million years and grow a sick beard.

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Ashley Nell
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2 weeks ago

That's me whenever someone my mom knows walks by.

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#14

Baby Logic

Baby Logic

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Ljdia
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2 weeks ago

😂

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#15

Birthday Bunny

Birthday Bunny

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Sandra Simpson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

lol!

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#16

Sleep-Talker

Sleep-Talker

I’m a serial creepy sleep-talker hahaha. I also got up in the middle of the night and stood over people’s beds ominously (which I can only imagine how “fun” that would be for the sleeping person).

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The Dumb Alex
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2 weeks ago

aww yes hello what you need tiny satan spawn?? literally something my mom has said to me when I was young

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#17

Star Wars

Star Wars

Another one with my sister and Star Wars!

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Bean59
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2 weeks ago

I always try to use the force...it doesnt work. BUT IM A JEDI STILL

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#18

Kinder Surprise

Kinder Surprise

Obviously there’s nothing wrong with wanting car toys either but I just really wanted the cute little animals that kinder advertised to me! Anyone else remember back when those toys were actually good? My sisters used to collect them and we had sets of little hippos and frogs and other things like that. Those were the days.

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Emma B
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2 weeks ago

You used to actually BUILD your Kinder Surprise toy! I loved that! I thought it was so cool, that, as a kid, I could build something. Now it just comes as is.

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#19

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

Thus started an obsession that lasted for years and years. As a kid, I watched the original movie, the sequel, the tv show and the live-action movies.

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Kyana Winter
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2 weeks ago

This is so cute!

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#20

Waiting

Waiting

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The Dumb Alex
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2 weeks ago

I'm 18 and I still do that when my mom is late

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#21

Beret

Beret

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Hazel Gray
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2 weeks ago

me

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#22

Overthinking

Overthinking

As a kid have you ever ended up overthinking which leg goes first and which arm swings with what leg when walking? I used to overthink the frequency of blinking sometimes too.

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Laugh Fan
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2 weeks ago

Oh yes. Even as an adult if I over think breathing (attempting to meditate for example) then ARGH - goes weird.

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#23

Food

Food

I vividly remember being a kid and waiting while my mum makes me food. Then I would feel super betrayed when she’d mum take a bite to taste before feeding me. To my mind would be practically taunting me!! The betrayal! Here I am, so impossibly hungry, how dare! My food!

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The Dumb Alex
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2 weeks ago

my mom had me taste things for her and I always felt like some brave super hero for her cause she liked to experiment with food and sometimes they tasted NASTY.

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#24

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

My sis used to tell me great bedtime stories that she made up on the spot. Sometimes they went on for such a long time it would get SUPER late. Mostly because I would get too invested but sometimes she would also get really excited about telling it. I think once we accidentally stayed up until 4 in the morning. Staying up late feels so weird when you're little! Did anyone tell you good made-up bedtime stories or stay up really late to keep you company?

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Laugh Fan
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2 weeks ago

The trick is to start with a good story but turn it boring part way through.

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#25

Cheese

Cheese

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JordanLee McGuire
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2 weeks ago

lol thats me in rl

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#26

Berries

Berries

As a child, I would regularly raid my mum’s garden for fruits and vegetables straight from the bushes. Apart from raspberries I also liked to forage for sweet peas and gooseberries. And apparently when I was a toddler - onions straight from the veggie patch?? A weirdo.

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Ljdia
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2 weeks ago

Thats nice! :)

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#27

Sleeping In The Dark

Sleeping In The Dark

Not gonna lie I’m still pretty scared of sleeping in the dark by myself. I know a lot of people prefer sleeping facing towards the room so that they can see what’s going on but for some reason, I can’t do that. I start looking around too much and can’t sleep as a result.

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JordanLee McGuire
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2 weeks ago

The bunny tho

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#28

Chocolate Cereal For Lunch

Chocolate Cereal For Lunch

And that is the story of how I once had a whole lunchbox worth of chocolate cereal for lunch. I drew this because I recently found the actual entry from my childhood diary about this. Roughly translated it literally said “today is a great day, I had cereal for lunch”.

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Angry Duck
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2 weeks ago

I did this once but my mom found out and after that she kept the cereal on the top shelf lol

#29

Playing Make-Believe

Playing Make-Believe

That one day kids at preschool thought I was cool. Playing make-believe as a kid was the best. I think a huge part of why I like storytelling now is because of that.

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Bean59
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2 weeks ago

I LOVE SAILOR MOON

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#30

Feeling Indestructible

Feeling Indestructible

Kids bounce back from falling over so well sometimes... I remember feeling indestructible and it drove my mum crazy because I would climb and fall off things constantly and run without looking where I’m going... now I can hurt myself by turning my head wrong pfff.

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Laugh Fan
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2 weeks ago

How to find out if you're old - fall down. If people laugh you're young, if people panic you're old.

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#31

Childhood Friend

Childhood Friend

That one time I completely freaked out my childhood friend. We came up with lots of weird stories to play and got so into them that we believed they were actually real. The power of kids’imagination is kinda awesome. But we would also freak ourselves out really easily.

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Ayasophya Alturas
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2 weeks ago

would probably also scare myself with this stuff

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#32

Aggressive Loyalty

Aggressive Loyalty

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The Dumb Alex
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2 weeks ago

I do that too!

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#33

Cabbage

Cabbage

One of my childhood nicknames was Cabbage because I was a weirdo and often put on layers and layers of clothes to feel cosier. I’m still almost always cold.

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Sandra Simpson
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2 weeks ago

Magic!

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#34

Making Friends

Making Friends

Maybe I just got shyer but it feels like there’s more social gymnastics in friendly conversations between adults. People being very cautious about showing their true selves, worrying about being judged, worrying about first impressions. All fair. But I miss the simpler time where you could get a new friend from playing make-believe in the playground.

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Kyana Winter
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2 weeks ago

This is the story of my life. I only make REAL friends at performing arts camp, with all the theater kids that are never afraid to be themselves. I just wish I could find real friends outside of camp.

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#35

Making The Bed

Making The Bed

Honestly, I STILL hate changing duvet covers. Even that small thing when the corners get all messed up while you sleep and the duvet bulks up drives me crazyyy. Oh oh, and how about trying to put on fitted sheets and the corners escape as you're putting them on? It's okay, I have other things I'm good at.

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Laugh Fan
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2 weeks ago

Use the inside out method for putting on the duvet cover - best with two people still.

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#36

Childhood Home

Childhood Home

The last time I visited my childhood home (my family doesn’t live there anymore) was also the first time I came back in years and everything looked SO small in comparison to how I remembered it. The bathtub felt more like a pool when I was little.

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Jennifer Gould
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2 weeks ago

I use to bring my kids to a private beach at a lake we lived on. They loved to jump off this rock that was only a few feet in the water. One winter they both grew a lot. Returning to the beach they insisted that the rock was changed out for a smaller one! :) Took some convincing and even picture proof to show them they changed, not the rock! :) Thanks for sharing!

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#37

Snuggles

Snuggles

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Laugh Fan
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2 weeks ago

My dog does this - he has very sharp diggy paws. But he's the best snuggler.

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#38

Nightmares

Nightmares

All I needed was a HINT of a scary thing for my imagination to take over and make up the rest. I think some of the movies I had nightmares about (without actually seeing much of them ) were - the 6th sense, Scream and The Ring.

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Audrey Davis _ Student - BuggES
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2 weeks ago

it 2

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#39

Pistachios

Pistachios

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Jackson Bowen
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2 weeks ago

Agh i LOVE pistachios i still do this to my family.