Fulltime comic creator Akiro Tea’s life seems like a yin and yang. Last time, we covered illustrations she created while petsitting a dog but now it’s all about a feline. Akiro has shared a set of intimate strips about the relationship between her dad Pietro and her pet cat Fritz. It reveals their bond by offering glimpses into their everyday lives one panel at a time, and you’ll definitely feel like you know the two after you’re done scrolling.
“I think my cat is German, but I like to pretend that [Fritz] is Kazakh,” the Berlin-based artist told Bored Panda. “I got him from a Kazakh family. But they [actually] got him from the streets in Germany, where they live.” And even though Pietro and Fritz have such a colorful friendship, it’s Akiro’s mom who mostly takes care of the kitty.
These pieces are part of ‘Awkward Moments,’ an ongoing webcomic project that Akiro has been working on for a few years now. How she is able to find time for her site while simultaneously working on her commercial projects seems like a real mystery, but let’s hope she continues!