"Autumn Morning"

by Karen Shangguan

“Autumn Morning” is a one page comic dedicated to appreciating the little joys in life.

When I was creating this piece I was drawing a lot of things that made me happy- pottery, nature, food, etc. I began wanting to portray the charm of each thing in its own separate space. Along the way, it felt like it needed a personal touch, so it came together as a short and sweet narrative in the end.

In retrospect, that made me realize that so long as you stay true to what you feel, you will have the initiative to create meaningful things. I think one of the big things is believing that only you can portray the very real emotions and sensations in your life. I think once you put faith into that, you begin to want to have a voice, as if there is a narrative that needs to be expressed through art, at least, that was the case for me.

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