My 33 More Cartoons Show How The Covid-19 Pandemic Changed Our Lives

My name is Irina, and I am a designer living in San Francisco. During the day, I work for a tech company, but at night, I always try to work on creative projects. I am originally from St. Petersburg, Russia and I moved to the US when I was 18 years old with my family. After studying graphic design, I was fortunate to work for a variety of tech companies in Silicon Valley, including Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, and Adobe. One of my best-known projects was the design of the Google Android logo, the first open-source logo of its kind. My personal projects include Only in Silicon Valley greeting cards, a collection of fashionable surgical masks, humorous jewelry, and funemployed pins. I was a contestant on ABC’s Reality Show Shark Tank pitching the idea of fashionable surgical masks back in 2009. It’s eerie how masks have now become part of everyday life because of the pandemic.

Since the lockdown started, I’ve been cooped up at home, and simply staying on top of all chores, taking care of my daughter, and working from home has been overwhelming. It’s been hard not being able to see my friends and family, and with all summer plans and vacations canceled, I suddenly had a lot more time on my hands to endlessly worry about everything. At night, it’s tempting to just watch Netflix, but after a while, it got super boring and I found drawing helped provide some positivity and joy that can also be shared with other people in the same situation. While Covid is not a laughing matter, comic relief is a way to deal with the stress and blow off some steam.

Hope you’ll enjoy these drawings as I’ve had so much fun creating these. Also, check out my previous post here.

More info: irinablok.com | Instagram | twitter.com#1 

Social Distancing Ringtone

Social Distancing Ringtone

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Ms.M.4 days ago

Some of those people are literally losing their heads over that ringtone25ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

My process is simple: it usually starts with an idea and I write it down. Ideas come unexpectedly, sometimes when you are in the shower or during a boring Zoom call. I found it’s important to write your thoughts down so you don’t forget it and it could become a project later. I also found that I get inspired when I am super bored. For example, before the pandemic, I would travel a lot as a way to refresh and escape, but since this has been taken away, I am now forced to be more focused and productive. I use pen and paper to sketch an idea and I scan it and color in digital form in Adobe Illustrator. Lately, I switched to using an iPad and I use Fresco, which saves a lot of time.

With Covid Life cartoons, I am hoping to raise awareness of CDC guidelines and provide some comic relief from our daily struggles.#2 

What’s Wrong With You?

What's Wrong With You?

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

Honestly though, wear a mask39ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

Ways Not To Wear A Mask

Ways Not To Wear A Mask

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mysty4 days ago

I mean like i don’t get it. why do people where their masks on their mouth, but not on their face? i get the “i can’t breathe” rant, but why not get a better mask, instead of those thick ones you purposefully use to have a reason to cry?23ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#4 

5 Stages Of Quarantine

5 Stages Of Quarantine

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StrangerOfTheDark4 days ago

Seems about right.13ReplyView More Replies…View more commentshttps://54637e1ca0a880df09be608318b1e944.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html#5 

Covid Life

Covid Life

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

Hey! You cant forget about the trips to the bathroom and kitchen17ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

Lock Down

Lock Down

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

Its like the trojan horse but scarier24ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#7 

Missing Buttons On Zoom

Missing Buttons On Zoom

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

Can’t forget the “Fake Video of Yourself”31ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

Work/Home Balance

Work/Home Balance

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ShikamaruPanda3 days ago

That cat tho in the backgruond6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 

The New Normal

The New Normal

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Jasmine Donald4 days ago

Those are my legs right now…20ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#10 

Coronavirus Likes This

Coronavirus Likes This

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Thomas Flaherty4 days ago

“Initiate wildfire protocol”15ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#11 

Zoom Personas

Zoom Personas

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

I’m the one that throws a party when the teacher leaves18ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

Morning Commute

Morning Commute

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

I mean theres some good things21ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#13 

Only Use Left For 2020 Calendar

Only Use Left For 2020 Calendar

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

I dont get this one… someone explain?7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#14 

Rush Hour

Rush Hour

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GeoSushi4 days ago

-The Future-7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 

Weekend In California

Weekend In California

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Alexa Cassels4 days ago

“very bad, thank you very much.”17ReplyView more comments#16 

Starving

Starving

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Sundew4 days ago

Lol this is so me7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#17 

Online Grocery Shopping

Online Grocery Shopping

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

OMG ONCE WE ORDERED A BUNCH OF BANANAS AND THEY GAVE US A TOLIET PLUNGER38ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

Scoring A Grocery Delivery Slot Is Like Winning The Jackpot

Scoring A Grocery Delivery Slot Is Like Winning The Jackpot

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GeoSushi4 days ago

This one is too funny!5ReplyView more comments#19 

Social Distancing Parfume

Social Distancing Parfume

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GeoSushi4 days ago

Eav De Toilet LOL12ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

Work From Anywhere

Work From Anywhere

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GeoSushi4 days ago

yeah really5ReplyView more comments#21 

Social Distanced Matress

Social Distanced Matress

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

If someone rolls of the bed and into that groove 😬9ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#22 

Day 35 Of Quarantine

Day 35 Of Quarantine

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Luna Lovegood4 days ago

Ahaha remember when we counted in days? Remember when we counted in months? Time is fictional the only accurate measure left to us is how long it takes to feel snacky again after the last snack/meal (approximately 10 minutes)20ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#23 

Dating During Covid

Dating During Covid

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

Corona Dating App – Find the perfect match with the perfect pair of lungs5ReplyView more comments#24 

The Social Distance Challenge

The Social Distance Challenge

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GeoSushi4 days ago

Me everyday lol5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 

Protection

Protection

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My Name Is Jeff3 days ago

Why is the butt doctor smiling?16ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#26 

Apps On The Phone

Apps On The Phone

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

I can relate to tiktok bb5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 

Trying To Get Refund

Trying To Get Refund

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

Sorry, we wont take ur corona package, but we’ll send you on a trip to get some5ReplyView more comments#28 

The New Normal

The New Normal

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Patty Leaton1 day ago

FUTURE2ReplyView more comments#29 

Social Distancing Font

Social Distancing Font

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Torchicachu2 days ago

why isnt this a thing yet2ReplyView more comments#30 

Solution For All Problems

Solution For All Problems

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

unless the person you’re going with has corona12ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#31 

Weather In San Francisco

Weather In San Francisco

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mAHiMa kUmAr4 days ago

Dude here in California, its 90 degrees in fall15ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#32 

Techbro’s New Life

Techbro's New Life

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Freya the Wanderer4 days ago

Don’t forget scooping out the litterbox.4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#33 

Love During Quarantine

Love During Quarantine

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Jasmine Donald4 days ago

no one is going anywhere10ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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