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The Same Artist Who Made People Cry With Her ‘Good Boy’ And ‘Black Cat’ Comics Just Released A New One With A Duck
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The Same Artist Who Made People Cry With Her ‘Good Boy’ And ‘Black Cat’ Comics Just Released A New One With A Duck

German artist Jenny Hefczyc, aka Jenny-Jinya, is bringing her fans to tears again with a new bittersweet comic. This time, her newest cartoon strip is about a baby duck who gets separated from his mother and siblings.

Bored Panda wanted to know how Jenny came up with the idea for her newest comic. “The idea was always there. Ever since a family of ducks was run over in front of my eyes, even though it was a very slow country road. That was cruelty that could so easily have been avoided,” she told us. Scroll down for the rest of Bored Panda’s interview with the artist!

But be warned—you might have to hold back some tears and pretend to have something in your eyes. We may have already made plans to go feed the ducks at the local park after reading Jenny’s comic. When you’re done with this post, check out the illustrator’s other powerful comics right here, here, and here.

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German artist Jenny-Jinya drew a new bittersweet comic about a family of ducks that might bring you to tears

According to the illustrator, the time it takes to draw a single comic “varies greatly” from case to case. “It depends on how long and intensive I have to research for some topics. I need about a week for the drawing itself though.”

Jenny revealed to Bored Panda that drawing has been her obsession for as long as she can remember. “My mother always said I drew before I could walk. I picked up a pencil when I was a kid and I never stopped scribbling. Yeah, I always wanted to be an artist. I wanted to tell stories and create worlds.”

“But sometimes I have to take breaks, days when I withdraw from art completely,” she added that every artist has limits and needs to recharge. “Otherwise I really get a burnout.”

“Many small artists are frustrated that they have not yet developed their own style or have not yet found their niche. But that’s okay. That’s something that cannot be rushed,” Jenny said. “It sounds weird, but let your artistry speak out. Finding your own style and niche is something that takes time to develop. There’s simply no shortcut.”

Jenny explained what inspired her to draw the comic

Jenny’s bittersweet comics have amassed her a large following: over 174k fans on Instagram, 140k on Facebook, and 25k on Twitter. In her comics, the German artist tackles various social issues related to animals.

In a previous interview with Bored Panda about her black cat comic, the artist talked to us about abandoned animals and how this is a big problem that needs to be addressed.

“There are dozens of posters and infographics with various statistics about abandoned or abused animals. Many know the problems, but such information is quickly forgotten,” Jenny explained to Bored Panda. “I try to give a voice to the victims with my comics. I want the affected pets to be able to tell their own stories. I hope I can raise awareness this way.”

According to Jenny, she likes to imagine Death as a character who “is just doing their job.”

“People hate them for what they’re doing, but in the end, someone has to do it. I like to imagine Death to be a gentle and insightful being,” she said. “For all I know, we could be part of the biggest MMORPG in the whole universe, but there’s no way of knowing it.”

“Now go and hug your pet!” she added.

Jenny is a freelance illustrator who studies Digital Media at the HAWK University of Applied Science, towards her Bachelor of Arts. She has been neck-deep in art for as long as she can remember and even had her first exhibitions at the young age of 16.

People shared how her comic made them feel

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Iapetos
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2 years ago

What kind of flaming asshole doesn't brake for animals? I'm furious.

Nyree Huh
Community Member
2 years ago

I was in a car with my mom once and we were driving on a narrow road with houses on each side, we were in the speed limit but a kitten jumped in front of the car last second, my mom did a hard break but the kitten had jumped so close to the car it wasn't enough time to stop, She didn't kill the cat on purpose. another option would have been hard turn into the walls of the houses, on one side there was a man standing so we would have killed him or smash into the wall and endanger our lives . it's not always because people are assholes and they don't stop cos they have murder in mind, sometimes it can't be helped. I hope you are never in such a situation where you have to choose between yours, your childs, a bystanders or a kittens life.

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

Damn, that was heart wrenching. I love her portrayal of Death in her comics though. Warm, caring and always granting that last request to see their family one last time.

Missus Tribble
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2 years ago

I do believe she may be a Discworld fan :)

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 years ago

f*** those onion cutting ninjas, this made me cry at work... i have soft spot for animals, especially little ones

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Iapetos
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2 years ago

What kind of flaming asshole doesn't brake for animals? I'm furious.

Nyree Huh
Community Member
2 years ago

I was in a car with my mom once and we were driving on a narrow road with houses on each side, we were in the speed limit but a kitten jumped in front of the car last second, my mom did a hard break but the kitten had jumped so close to the car it wasn't enough time to stop, She didn't kill the cat on purpose. another option would have been hard turn into the walls of the houses, on one side there was a man standing so we would have killed him or smash into the wall and endanger our lives . it's not always because people are assholes and they don't stop cos they have murder in mind, sometimes it can't be helped. I hope you are never in such a situation where you have to choose between yours, your childs, a bystanders or a kittens life.

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glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

Damn, that was heart wrenching. I love her portrayal of Death in her comics though. Warm, caring and always granting that last request to see their family one last time.

Missus Tribble
Community Member
2 years ago

I do believe she may be a Discworld fan :)

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 years ago

f*** those onion cutting ninjas, this made me cry at work... i have soft spot for animals, especially little ones

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