Growing up children is certainly not easy. This is what it looks like listening to the complaints our parents constantly have. But, not being a parent myself, I wouldn’t have related to the struggle of parents until I checked out Chris Grady’s comics.
Grady, a dad of two makes these relatable comics that he has been sharing for a while now. His project is called Lunarbaboon. When he started this project, it was to fight anxiety and depression. What he tries to teach his son and daughter have been reflected in these illustrations. Do let us know what you think about them, and can also share your personal experiences with us.
“The comic is my outlet and the place I go to express how I am feeling,” the artist told Hiptoro. “It’s not really a cure for anxiety and depression. There is none that I know of at this point in time, but it definitely helps channel some of that energy. Instead of letting my mind cycle over and over on negative thoughts I try and let it cycle on comic ideas.”
Once his comics were up on the Internet, he started receiving messages from people about how each one of them connected with his stories and illustrations.
As Lunarbaboon’s follower count began to grow, Grady made sure that he continued to spread positivity in his followers.
When developing his comics, Grady believes in picking ideas from more universal topics. “Usually, I try to simplify something that happens to me by elongating language and try to tell it with as few words as possible. If I can do that and it makes sense then usually it will make for a good comic.”
Grady did make a few comics about the pandemic, but this necessarily does not mean that it has become an important topic in your comics. However, the artist said this wasn’t a conscious choice. “I have a bunch of comics that deal with the isolation we are all feeling, but I try to make them less specific to the moment we are living in and more general to the feelings we are feeling in this moment,” he said.