Running away from your problems is never an option, but there is a way to make dealing with them easier. How? By making light of the situation, of course! At least that’s the method Russian artist Anastasia ‘Stushona’ Ivanova uses to tackle her daily struggles. The 31-year-old illustrator depicts her troubles in amusing comics, and her art goes a long way towards helping her overcome her annoyances.
Stushona started drawing comics about 8 months ago.
“The character is my alter ego,” the Chelyabinsk-based artist told Bored Panda. “It’s a reflective girl who finds non-standard ways of solving problems.”
“I draw topics that bother me,” she said. “Through comics, I express my attitude towards the world. [I believe that] self-irony is the best way to deal with troubles.”
Besides her troubles, another source of inspiration are her friends, whose experiences often end up being the subject of her art.
“I have offended them in my comics,” Stushona confessed.
Let’s take a look at some of her best work!
“Soup with a cat”
“Happy New Year!”
“How I see hairdressers”
“When there is no inspiration”
“The main thing is not to lose face”
“Coffee beans rush to help”
“If you are an artist”
“Confrontation in subway”
Can you find yourself in these comics? Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!