Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in April, I've been trying to deal with stress by drawing and sharing my cartoons with others. I called this series Covid Life and you can find my previous posts by following one of these links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

It's been so surreal how COVID-19 has changed every facet of our lives faster than anyone could have ever imagined. It affected everything from buying groceries, to dating, working, and playing, and there's no end in sight. As we live in the "New Normal," we grieve our previous lives, even everyday, mundane things that we took for granted.

As we said "good riddance" to 2020, we had high hopes for 2021. Unfortunately, so far, it has been disappointing.

I get inspiration mostly from doom-scrolling endless bad news, or when I talk to my family and friends. Our reality has become so unbelievable that simply portraying the truth in my cartoons is absurd and funny. Covid Life has become a diary of everyday life that turned out to be relatable to many people around the world, although I think this latest batch of drawings is becoming darker and less funny.

I am hoping as the COVID-19 vaccine gets rolled out more broadly, we can get back to living our full lives without the sense of impending doom. Hoping these cartoons offer lighthearted takes on our grim reality and bring a smile to someone's face.

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Getting Covid Vaccine

Getting Covid Vaccine

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Tye Dye Llama
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5 months ago (edited)

Yes! Keep wearing your mask until we have herd immunity!

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Friendly Advice

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Night Owl
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5 months ago

Stay away from people.

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Online Shopping

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Doggo Froggo
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5 months ago

No kidding!!!! Not to mention the sweet smell of Milton every time something from the outside comes inside!

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#4

2020 Year In Review

2020 Year In Review

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Juririn
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5 months ago

....aaaand repeat

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#5

2020 In Shoes

2020 In Shoes

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Mohsie Supposie
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5 months ago

... and into January and now February 2021.

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#6

Air Freshener

Air Freshener

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Night Owl
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5 months ago (edited)

I hate the air fresheners. I have very sensitive sense of smell and sometimes got headache because of them

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Daily Life

Daily Life

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Isabelle
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5 months ago

OMG. That's what I'm starting to wonder . Were we happy and didn't know ?

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City Dump

City Dump

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Mohsie Supposie
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5 months ago

Disposable masks are the new plastic!

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Consumer Spending

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Juririn
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5 months ago

....oooor, tightening the purse's strings, 'cause s**t ain't over and won't be for at least another full year😑

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Spending Time

Spending Time

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SushiPanda
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5 months ago

lol I just think

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#11

Vaccine Lottery

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Hans
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5 months ago

This one is sadly accurate.

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#12

Web Searches

Web Searches

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Joshua Topash
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5 months ago

There's something missing in this one.

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#13

New Year

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Mohsie Supposie
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5 months ago

Haha! That never changes, pandemic or no pandemic.

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2021

2021

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Sasha Kuleshov
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5 months ago

Kill that f*cker! >:I

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#15

Wearing A Mask

Wearing A Mask

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Mohsie Supposie
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5 months ago

Not very likely. 2021 will also be another mask year. And you need to be out in the sun to get those tan lines.

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Life

Life

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Night Owl
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5 months ago

Time for a new couch

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#17

Unlocking An iPhone In 2020

Unlocking An iPhone In 2020

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𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕒
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5 months ago

I can't unlock my frickin phone using Face ID while wearing a mask!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to put in my password every time!!!!! this is now making me realize how annoying putting in my password is haha.

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#18

Vacation Photos

Vacation Photos

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Mahayana
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5 months ago

That’s not true. I have now 63728 photos of my cat In different sleeping positions.

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Freeways

Freeways

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Hans
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5 months ago

This contradicts the "online shopping" entry to this list.

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Vaccine Prime

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Joseph Kuhlman
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5 months ago

Oh. Oh no. Oh god no.

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#21

Social Skills Post-Lockdown

Social Skills Post-Lockdown

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Mohsie Supposie
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5 months ago

True that! I can already feel my social skills on a massive decline!

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#22

Hopeful!

Hopeful!

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Bill
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5 months ago

Now draw another one attaching itself to the other ankle. The experts are saying the vaccines are less effective against the mutations.

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#23

Pandemic Dating

Pandemic Dating

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Juliette
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5 months ago

i don't get it help please

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#24

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

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MizAdeleM
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5 months ago

He should be a bit fatter in 2021.

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#25

Planetary Conjunction 2020

Planetary Conjunction 2020

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white_shadow
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5 months ago

No. six million miles for them

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