Irina Blok is a San Francisco-based designer who has been illustrating the ways COVID-19 changed our lives in funny “before and after” comics ever since the beginning of the pandemic. Recently, the artist created a series of charts illustrating people’s everyday lives, and they’re just as funny as they are relatable. Continue reading »
According to an artist Irina Blok: “I am a designer based in San Francisco and have been working from home, or more specifically from my couch since the pandemic started. I started daily drawing and posting these on Instagram to help cope with stress and blow off some steam. In these drawings, I explore blessings, challenges, and absurdities we have to deal with while working from home. Continue reading »
According to an artist Irina Blok: “It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the official start of the Covid-19 pandemic. I could never imagine our lives would change in such dramatic ways. Since the beginning of lockdown, I’ve been drawing Covid Life cartoons to blow off some stress, and thought I’d just make a few and would run out of ideas, but the new ideas kept on coming and coming. Continue reading »
According to an artist Irina Blok: “I am a designer based in San Francisco, and I love to doodle during my spare time. I hear many words that amuse me during the day, not sure why, but they are just too funny. Perhaps it’s a combination of being easily amused and having English as a second language. In any case, it’s a good method to escape our sad pandemic reality and deal with stress. Continue reading »
According to an artist Irina Blok: “As 2020 comes to an end, it feels exhausting with a never-ending cycle of bad news and endless doomscrolling. It’s been a difficult year for all of us and my way to cope has been cooking and drawing cartoons. Continue reading »
From wearing masks to working from home, the coronavirus has brought about a lot of changes in our daily lives.
It is this “new normality” that the American artist Irina Blok depicts through this series of drawings. Each drawing shows a before and after, revealing how things have changed since COVID-19. The comic series helps to reassure us by showing us that we are all going through the same experiences. Continue reading »