Artist Creates 30 Cute Relatable Comics About Life As A CoupleInterview With Artist
Everyone's significant other is unique, but that doesn't mean that people don't have similar experiences when in a relationship. It's good to realize how your relationship is special, but it's also good to realize that you're not the only couple doing their own thing: actually, in some sense, it is even therapeutic to realize you're not the only "crazy" couple out there, and in fact, the "bizarre" things that you love to do are actually pretty normal.
Which is why we may thank Anjali Srivastava for making comics that reflect the everyday life and the relationships with your partner in a very relatable way. Without further ado, let me introduce to you "Anjali Comics"!
Given the chance, Bored Panda reached out to Anjali, the author of the comics to find out a little bit more about her and her work.
"It all started when I first drew a comic strip for KT (My partner) on a piece of paper about the story of how we met.
He loved it so much that he asked me to create some more and finally convinced me to make it on a digital platform and share it with the world.
And that's how Anjali comics was born. It's been more than two years now."
Being an artist is not easy, one can easily encounter a lack of inspiration, burnout, etc, so we wanted to ask the artist about her inspiration for the comics.
"The love and support I get from my audience inspire me to create more comics and give them a reason to smile. It’s a great feeling and responsibility to know that people are waiting to see my comics every Sunday evening."
We also asked the artist about how people reacted to her work.
"Oh, I love how they connect with us and our characters. I also get many DMs from my audience that our characters look like them, sometimes they even send their picture comparing them with our characters."
We were also wondering if the artist took any type of courses/art lessons to have a kick start in her drawing career.
"Since childhood, I was always fascinated by comics and doodling. And I’ve always been really good at drawing and illustrating that’s why I pursued Bachelors of Fine Arts. Where I learned the basics of design, illustrations, and software like Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. I create my comics in Adobe Illustrator."
We were also wondering if Anjali had any advice for the people who might want to start doing comics as well.
"Don’t feel shy or embarrassed about sharing your art. Don’t worry about being judged and make the content which makes you happy rather than making something which you can’t relate to just to please your audience. Be authentic and be yourself."
"Our art is inspired by our daily life instances and more than 90% of my posts are based on real-life incidents and 10% on wild over-dramatic imagination. And we are glad that our audience finds it relatable."