Artist Haley Weaver a.k.a. Haley Drew This connects the inner and the outer. The individual and the collective. Her comics surrounding issues like mental health, relationships, and selfhood encompass so many aspects of the human experience, you could just say they are about life. Yes, that might sound a little abstract, but Haley's work is multi-dimensional and can't be described with one adjective. So a broad noun will have to do.
Haley went to Gettysburg College, a small liberal arts school. She studied English with a writing concentration and competed on the swim team. And if you're wondering, yes, she did take a civil war course.
Over the years, Haley found that sitting down and focusing on drawing — like penning the curve of a circle or the corner of a square — helps her feel present and connected rather than high strung and worried. "It makes my brain feel less like a livewire and more like a spark," she told Articles of Antiquity.
"I've always loved doodling. When I first started my art account, my goal was to draw regularly while making art that connected with people. I think my style has transformed over the years, but still feels rooted in that original goal."
Speaking to The Charlotte Observer, the artist said her work receives mind-blowing amounts of support. "I love seeing people tag their friends in the comments or direct message me to say that my drawing helped them or inspired them or simply made them happy. That's been the coolest—to feel like I'm making an impact beyond what I ever could’ve before."
Haley currently has over 307K followers but she's not only posting to Instagram. She's scrolling through it as well. Out of everyone Haley follows herself, she really likes @webcomic_name for a delightfully predictable punchline, @ziwef and @hicaitlinreilly for the laughs, and @chanel_miller for beautiful storytelling. If you like her work, check out these accounts as well. Chances are, you'll adore them too.
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