Gemma Gené is an architect and visual artist from Barcelona, Spain, who is currently based in New York. She is an award-winning painter and published illustrator, who albeit her many drawings, paintings and sculptures, is best known for her online comics she keeps posting on her account 157ofgemma.
Through them, she narrates in an ironic manner her life with her inseparable fury pug Mochi. The project began as a cartoon about Gemma’s life, long before the cute pug was even born. It’s name came from the fact that she’s 157cm (5ft 1in) tall, and it was initially a cartoon ‘laughing about myself’. She says that she grew up using illustration as a way of keeping a diary because she’s a ‘very bad writer’.
“I missed my pug Mochi so much while I was at work that I started drawing about him on the subway on my way to and back from work.” the artist told Metro.co.uk.
“I thought I was drawing things that were so specific to Mochi.” she continued.
“Little did I know that what I thought it was so special is what most dogs have in common! People really relate to my cartoons because they don’t see me and Mochi, they see themselves with their cats or dogs.”
Undeniably, there isn’t a single dog-owner that wouldn’t relate to the beautifully conveyed daily struggles and delights of living with a little pug.
Gemma, as of recently has over 149k followers on her Instagram account, with each separate drawing containing thousands of likes and comments from devoted fans of her hilarious comics.
Go on, take a look at our collection of some of her comics and let us now which one is your favorite.