Even though many people are now living in loneliness, there are still many circumstances that we can relate to. All of us are balancing family life and work in these unusual situations, and it’s good to know that you’re not the only one who isn’t doing it perfectly or who has it all figured out!
Shilpi Samson is an Indian artist who creates ‘Survive office doodles,’ a series of satirical and relatable comics about daily life situations. The artist has been creating comics for around two years and has over 21k followers on Instagram.
Samson was contacted by Bored Panda in order to learn more about her.
“In my comics, I present simple problems that people, especially women, face in their daily lives in a lighthearted manner. Despite the fact that they are mainly focused on my own life experiences, the amount of people who could relate to them amazed me. This fuelled my desire to do more!”
First, we inquired as to whether the artist had any significant influences in her life that might have aided in the creation and refinement of her style.
“I grew up watching Tom and Jerry, Noddy, Oswald, and other cartoons. All of these had a very basic but extremely effective character design, and I fell in love with them as a child. That’s something I believe has been in my subconscious since then, and when I drew my character, it reflected that.
Closer to home, I admire Alicia Souza’s job. Her continuity in character gestures and expressions is something I admire and appreciate.”
Art, in any type, necessitates a significant amount of time not only to practise but also to manufacture. As a result, we asked Shilpi how long it takes her to complete one of her oddball comics.
“After I have a simple idea, I visualise it, draw it, and make it. This normally takes a few hours, but it can take up to a day for slightly more complicated ideas. As I aim to depict the concept in a pleasant but simple manner, visualisation is an essential step in the process. This is also where the most back-and-forth occurs.”