Comics by Indian artist Shilpi Samson
Despite the fact that many people are now in self-isolation, there are still many identifiable situations that we continue to share. Since many of us are juggling family life and work in these extraordinary circumstances, it is good to remember that you are not the only one, who is not handling it perfectly or has not solved everything.
Shilpi Samson is an Indian artist who makes funny but relatable comics with everyday situations under the name Survive Office Doodles. The artist has been making comics for about two years and has an Instagram account with over 21,000 followers.
Every day, Shilpi receives messages from her followers that they look forward to these daily parts of life because they make them smile, feel touched, or just a little less alone. Shilpi mentioned that her comics initially started out as squiggles that enabled her to escape the monotony of a 9-5 corporate job (hence the name), but today it seems that the artist has a noble mission to enliven and revitalize people to make everyone smile with her talent and your creativity.
As mentioned by Shilpi in an interview-
“My comics are about the simple problems that people, especially women, face in their daily lives. Although they are mostly based on my own life experiences, I was pleasantly surprised at how many people could relate to them. This in itself made me do more!
“Over time we’ve grown into a very supportive community where many of the followers feel free to share their experiences and sometimes I put them on too. It also gives me immense satisfaction and motivation to keep drawing, when people tell how they act for my doodles that made them smile and made them feel a little less alone, I think that is where art is made.
The artist’s drawings are based on everyday situations and show us the happy and funny sides of life and even the slightly annoying ones. It seems that the artist tries to remind everyone not to forget to smile even in strange situations.
The perfect job trying to portray her own daily struggles as a girl and if that is not something that matters to you, maybe you can relate to the other situations the artist portrayed regardless of your gender!