My name is Irina Blok, and I am a designer based in San Francisco. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, we've had to adjust to living in the new normal. Everything has changed dramatically, from working to socializing and doing daily tasks. I myself have been working remotely for almost a year now, and all my travel plans and vacations got canceled. As a silver lining, I've had a lot more time for creative hobbies, such as cooking and drawing. One day, I started drawing cartoons to help blow off stress, naming the series Covid Life. One of my first cartoons was about highlighting the absurdity of doing multiple tasks, like going to a doctor, socializing, working, etc.—all from the couch. 

Because the pandemic has touched the whole world, Covid Life cartoons have become very relatable to the global audience. After I posted cartoons on Bored Panda (I, II, III), they became viral, reaching millions of people worldwide, and have been translated to more than 30 different languages, including Japanese, Mongolian, Russian, Spanish, and Greek!

The pandemic is not a laughing matter, but sometimes laughter is the best medicine. I hope you enjoy these and hope the pandemic will be over soon.

Viral update: I am grateful to Bored Panda for helping to spread the word, and providing a platform for emerging, unknown creators. As someone who only started drawing cartoons a few months ago, it was amazing to see my artwork reaching such a wide audience and even translated to more than 30 languages. This inspired me to keep on drawing and producing more art. I think one day, this could also become a book!

More info: Instagram | irinablok.com

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Going To A Grocery Store

Going To A Grocery Store

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Aamna Shah
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7 months ago

This is so accurate.

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Going To The Bank

Going To The Bank

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I'm a makeup addict
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7 months ago

ah, how the tables have turned.

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Things I Miss

Things I Miss

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serenagun
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7 months ago

i def miss free samples....

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The Best Gift

The Best Gift

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II️ovecatsandogs
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7 months ago

Yeah my aunt got the vaccine on Tuesday because she’s an ER nurse 💉👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️

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New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

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Night Owl
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7 months ago

M a y b e a little bit more realistic list of resolutions

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Coming Out Of Lockdown

Coming Out Of Lockdown

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II️ovecatsandogs
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7 months ago

We will all become couch Centaurs

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Eating Breakfast

Eating Breakfast

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KATELYN BERRYMAN
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7 months ago

I've stopped with the whole breakfast thing I just call it lunch and then dinner and then go to sleep.

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Holidays 2020

Holidays 2020

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I'm a makeup addict
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7 months ago

could be the holidays on any year

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Coronavirus Likes This

Coronavirus Likes This

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MaeRose
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7 months ago

I died😅😅.... Funny enough, there WILL be people who will be against the vaccine.

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Evolution

Evolution

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Obi Wang Kenobi
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7 months ago

I believe I have a shirt similar to this. It's hilarious!

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Holiday Gifts 2020

Holiday Gifts 2020

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Erika Jones
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7 months ago

I wonder how many people will be getting nice-looking face masks in their stockings...

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My Pantry

My Pantry

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Calvin Suzuki
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7 months ago

Why did the man shrink

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Working From Home

Working From Home

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Freya the Wanderer
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7 months ago

I like working from home - the commute is definitely better! The only drawback is my cat interrupting me.

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Getting Vaccine

Getting Vaccine

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JESSE REED
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7 months ago (edited)

not really

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If 2020 Was A Bird...

If 2020 Was A Bird...

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MaeRose
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7 months ago

I don't know if this was meant to be symbolic but in some cultures, ravens are seen to be omens of death and it is literally bitting us in the ass.

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