Cassandra's comics accurately depict the small but universally relatable details of life as a 21st-century woman.
When it comes to depicting the small but universally relatable details of life as a 21st-century woman, very few artists do it better than the self-described "Romanian-Canadian artist and lazy fairy," Cassandra Calin. With over 2.4 million followers on Instagram and nearly as much on Facebook as well, it's clear that Cassandra has a special knack for making women online say "omg... that's so me!" Hand-drawn using Pigma Micron Pens and a Sharpie, her comics highlight everyday life, personal experiences, and first-world problems in a witty packaging that could quite potentially be used by future historians to study what women were like in the 2000s.
"When I was a toddler, I scribbled on my parents' furniture and, ever since that day, I just drew all the time," she told Bored Panda. "But of course, I had to quickly switch to drawing on paper, for my parents' own sanity. The challenge is having to get out of my comfort zone. I used to only draw people and willingly avoid backgrounds because they took too much time and dedication. But when you draw comics, unfortunately, you can't always avoid them. The most enjoyable aspect? Drawing people. I love drawing faces, facial expressions, clothing, and, as it probably shows, hair!" Sharing some advice for artists struggling to make it big, she said: "I think social media is a great way to build and connect to an audience. But don't stress on creating solely what's considered 'safe' or 'trending' (because trends change so quickly anyway), but instead do what you genuinely enjoy."
Here are 25 of our favorite comics from Cassandra in recent times: