Hey everyone! My name is Yasemin and I am a freelance graphic designer & illustrator based in Istanbul, Turkey. On the first day of the lockdown due to the corona outbreak, I knew I had two options. Either I was going to do a Netflix marathon for who knows how long, or I was gonna try to make lemonade from this situation with the sourest of lemons.
Given that, I decided to draw some comics about my feelings towards quarantine. After making one or two, I started to realize that many of my struggles are very common with almost everyone in the world right now! That feeling gave me great strength to move on, since I wanted people to have a laugh while going through endless bad news scrolling through social media.
Considering all that, I named my series "Struggles." I generally come up with ideas by observing my surroundings and checking in with my emotions. One day, this pandemic will end, but some of our mutual daily struggles will carry on. My goal with this series is to take a moment, find something funny about it, and have a little laugh about it. Hope you like the series—cheers!