I Sum Up Everyday Life Problems Of A Girl In My 30 Feminist Comics

Hello there! My name is Xan, and I’m the author of the Promptlypaneled series. It’s anything from “typical four-panel hashtag-relatable webcomics” to “the everyday struggles of the common girl.” It’s all not incredibly different from most four-panel webcomics people seem to like, though all in all, it’s a lot more feminist-oriented than most. To me, a feminist point of view is essential to what makes these comics “Promptlypaneled.” Which I’m well aware is an easy target to generate some pretty hateful comments.

Every comic is based on a real-life experience and/or conversation, some of which online, especially given the lack of social life the pandemic has brought on.

I’m 100 percent guilty of using humor as a coping mechanism. There isn’t a single social setting that I haven’t tried to improve or destroy with humor: I make jokes in job interviews, with strangers in a bar or store, I’ve even been the one to crack jokes to my family after a funeral. I joke when I’m happy and I joke even more when I’m uncomfortable.

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Tapio Magnussen10 hours ago

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I live and grew up in Belgium, where I went to art high school and then on to study animation in college. I genuinely can’t draw a straight line to save my own life and have taken to keeping that as part of my style.

I’ve worked in several different animation studios, usually in the animation team of a short film or commercial, or in the design department. In between that, I’ve spent my time doing less pleasant jobs—such as in a call center—and I’m currently biding my time in an essential store as a cashier.

My main goal in life is still to write and draw my own comics someday, but as a big narrative with original characters, instead of webcomics based on my own experiences. My hope is that work like that with Promptlypaneled helps me find the courage to get on with that!#2 

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Laura Würker10 hours ago

This! It ist the same with movies, TV shows etc when a woman is the maincharacter. Fun Fact: The default character, when you can play both is also male in almost all games.19ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

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the child10 hours ago

Well, well, well, how the turntables…29ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

My comics being so autobiographical is also part of the reason I only started this series last year as opposed to years before. I wanted to use my personal life experiences (however big or small) because that’s easiest to be authentic with, but I can’t remove the feminist worldview I’ve grown into. I’ve long felt that makes me entirely “unrelatable,” since feminism has a pretty bad rep nowadays, with radfems and TERFs being the main sort of feminist most people immediately think of. So I get a decent amount of angry messages from an anti-feminist crowd. But that’s just part of the experience, I suppose.#4 

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Meike H10 hours ago

Is this some sort of dirty joke I’m missing? I’m really at a loss here :S someone enlighten me?7ReplyView More Replies…View more commentshttps://2335869c9fbdea5e38ed5ce867c1c321.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html#5 

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Alex the awful German10 hours ago

everyone awake at 3am knows this fairy…16ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

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Shelp10 hours ago

me IRL7ReplyView more comments

What I’ve found out is that sadly, a lot of my bad experiences as a woman are VERY relatable. And at this point, I haven’t even uploaded a comic about men following me home or construction workers telling me to “sit on their pole” yet. Once I do, I’m sure a lot of my followers will be able to relate, and that’s honestly very sad. All in all, I hope I can find the humor in it well enough to turn it into a proper comic!#7 

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TheHappyBookCat9 hours ago

Wait, that’s the same guy who’s date didn’t work out!9ReplyView more comments#8 

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Laura Würker10 hours ago

I hate people doing that.19ReplyView more comments#9 

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TheHappyBookCat9 hours ago

Who cares about them! Be whoever you want to be! After all, you only get to live once.14ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Disclaimer: I am in no way a mental health professional! But I personally do feel that humor is an important step in processing difficult emotions or trauma. To me, it’s a way of giving these events a context, a more tangible “place” in your personal timeline or in your mind. I have spent a few months in therapy trying to process an abusive relationship from years ago and I’m convinced a few therapy sessions a year would do everyone a lot of good. And of course, during these sessions, I was also constantly cracking jokes. Seeing the therapist laugh about said jokes made the whole thing a lot less scary.#10 

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Shelp10 hours ago

Yay, sexual assault is fun!17ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#11 

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Meike H10 hours ago

Friends!!!! That seventies show!!!17ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

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ume reid10 hours ago

so true8ReplyView more comments

Trauma does change people, or it makes them grow, however you prefer to look at it. Either way, the person after a traumatic experience is different from the one before. And I believe just about no one makes it through life entirely free of trauma. For some, it happens in childhood, in a significant romantic relationship, a chance encounter… However it happens, however long it’s happened for and whatever it was: it forced you to grow and be different, even if it didn’t change you a whole lot. And let me be clear, no one HAS to find the humor in it or even attempt to make jokes about it if they don’t want to or if they aren’t ready to do so!

But if you can and if you are willing, I feel like it can make your life all the lighter. You’re free to process your problems in your own way and joking about your experiences doesn’t have to take away from how intense or serious they are.

Side note, I haven’t made a single post about that abusive relationship, and there’s a good reason—I can’t see it fitting in a four-panel setting and I’m just not entirely ready to display it for everyone to see. It’s also, to put it in professional terms, a major bummer.#13 

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Asy EnderDragon9 hours ago

oh so that’s why my mom has so many plants5ReplyView more comments#14 

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TheHappyBookCat9 hours ago

“I don’t caaaare”13ReplyView more comments#15 

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Demi Zwaan9 hours ago

Duolingo! Good luck, it’ll never leave you alone.16ReplyView more commentshttps://2335869c9fbdea5e38ed5ce867c1c321.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

All in all, I’m sure I’ve rambled on enough! I’m very thankful that the people from Bored Panda found my comics interesting enough to publish, and if anyone reading this article likes them enough to follow the series on Instagram, I’m eternally grateful! I hope you’re doing well and wish you all the very best.#16 

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MagicalUnicorn10 hours ago

i can relate so badly… although i have 2 bras i put on sometimes 😀17ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#17 

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Alex the awful German10 hours ago

yes it is…as wrong as the thought you could just google that experience.-3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

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Layla Blank9 hours ago

the knife says “how is this stable lolol” on it lol8ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#19 

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hobbitly9 hours ago

That t-shirt, haha. NOOT NOOT!17ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

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WholesomeArmyweeb5 hours ago

this is so fricking truE2Reply#21 

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𝐒𝐢𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐲𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐚7 hours ago

a real baker always has to clean up :/5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#22 

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Shelp10 hours ago

Is that such a big deal to keep basic hygiene? (genuinely asking)-1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#23 

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Kari Panda7 hours ago

That really is a problem if you‘re into board games. For many of them, I have to re-read the rules again if I haven‘t played them recently because they’re so complex. A few positive exceptions: Stone Age, Dominion, Dungeon Mayhem 🙂8ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#24 

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Christina Schulte10 hours ago

Tiny braid probably looks lovely.6ReplyView more comments#25 

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Alex the awful German10 hours ago

F*** Steve!19ReplyView more commentshttps://2335869c9fbdea5e38ed5ce867c1c321.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html#26 

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Jonny d’Ville8 hours ago

excuse me what the f**k20ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 

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Asy EnderDragon9 hours ago

*Loud annoyed sigh* yep12ReplyView more comments#28 

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yes.6 hours ago

god….5ReplyView more comments#29 

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Iso10 hours ago

you would8ReplyView more comments#30 

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SiimplyLuna10 hours ago

karen11ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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