10 Adulthood Comics Which Are Too Relatable
When Caitlin Quijano got hit by a quarter-life crisis, she started making comics to express how she felt about adulthood. The young woman based in Edmonton, Canada, began these drawings “as a means of coping mechanism and just never stopped” – and we’re glad she continued because most of her comics are “relatable AF”. Yup. We feel you sista.
“When I started drawing them, we [Quijano and her husband] had gotten married, moved across the country, and started our first ‘real’ post-grad jobs, and adulthood was hitting me like a ton of bricks,” she told Revelist.
The 27-year-old says that her comics are very much based on her personal experiences – the girl in the purple shirt is her, and the guy in the green shirt is her husband. “Kayla is basically an exaggerated version of myself, and green-shirt guy is the voice of reason — a relatively accurate depiction of our life.”
When interviewed for deMilked, Quijano said: “I want to convey the message that, if you’re struggling, you’re not alone.” She added: “I would tell anyone dealing with a quarter-life crisis, if you’re worried about your life, that’s a good sign. It means you’re not going to stagnate. Use it as a fuel to figure out what you really want from life.”
If you’re not sure if these apply to you, check out these illustrations which will help you decide if you’re an adult already.