My life was fundamentally altered when I became a parent to a young boy named Vincent, and it was full of the difficulties that every first-time parent experiences. The lack of sleep, losing your old “ego,” and doubting every conflicting parenting decision you make made me feel like I was failing miserably.
As my kid grew and developed into a contented young boy, I came to the realization that while we all quietly are still trying to rearrange our lives to accommodate our children, we push ourselves to meet fictitious standards of parenthood. That’s when I made the decision to start “Toddlerama – motherhood uncensored,” a series of brief satire comic strips that capture my experiences as a new mother. It gives me energy sources I didn’t know existed, it makes me cry, it steals my sleep, but most significantly, it motivates me to sketch once more while I navigate motherhood. It gives me energy sources I didn’t know existed, it makes me cry, it steals my sleep, but most significantly, it motivates me to sketch once more while I navigate motherhood. We all know that parenting is hard and it usually does not come with butterflies and roses. For all the parents struggling out there, the following are some funny comics that you will find relatable to the most degree.
#1 Working from home is not really a charm when you have kids
I’ve been surrounded and fascinated by comics ever since I was a little girl. My first childhood book was a collection of comic strip stories by the Danish cartoonist Herluf Bidstrup, who still has a significant influence on me. The other and even more significant impact was my older brother Rokas, who used to draw alien battlefield comics as a child.
#2 Life is a Jenga game with kids where you are unable to find “me time”
#3 We all can find this one relatable
When I was six, my brother divided an A4 sheet into box frames and gave it to me to fill in. That’s how my first comics were born. That was more than 30 years ago. A lot has changed since then, but I always tended to come back to draw whenever I felt stressed, excited, or simply bored. The themes and styles of my drawings changed over the years, as did I.
#4 Why do kids always do this to us?
#5 The calm before the storm and the chaos after
In 2018, I, together with my son, created a project “Li-Lili”. It’s colorful comic strip stories for kids. I wanted to create a world filled with friendly characters and introduce the little ones to the world of comics and maybe inspire them to draw stories themselves. For more information, you can visit my website.