Belgian artist Joeri Christiaen began illustrating daily life in lockdown the day it all started, 6 weeks ago. What began as just one casual drawing has now become part of a late-night routine, which he didn't imagine would last for weeks.
Joeri, an animation writer and director based in Paris, illustrates challenges and unexpected comedy coming from family life in lockdown―from homeschooling young kids to hectic conference calls, dealing with being together 24/7, and trying to find (some) time for yourself.
Even though many people are now in self-isolation, there are a lot of relatable situations we continue to share. Every day Joeri receives messages from friends and strangers telling him they’re looking forward to these daily slices of life because they make them smile, feel touched, or simply a bit less lonely. As many of us are juggling between family life and work in these exceptional circumstances, it’s nice to remember you’re not the only one out there not handling it perfectly or having it all figured out!
As Joeri’s main craft is to create and direct animated films and series (you can find more information about his work on his website or Facebook page), this is now inspiring him to write a new short. To be continued...
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Day 28: As Ready As I Can Be
Day 16: We Used To Walk The Streets
Day 19: Homeschooling
Day 2: At Least We Get To Sleep In
Day 25: Remote Brain
Day 5: Soooo Many Questions
Day 8: The Switch
Day 21: Daddy's Glitching
Day 6: Conference Calls
Day 31: Strange Times
Day 40: Road Tripping
Day 36: Not Getting Tired Of The Constant Hugging Though
Day 38: The Minute Before
Day 3: Lunch Before. Lunch Now
Day 24: Jus Resting My Eyelids
Day 11: Taking On Some 'Confinement' Weight? Not Me
Day 35: Hide And Seek
Day 30: Keeping In Shape
Day 17: It's That Time Again
Day 27: Easter Eggs Hunt
Day 39: 3 PM
Day 9: So, Who's Taking Out The Trash?
Day 22: Discovering New Places
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