The illustrator whose cartoons sum up how hard being an adult is

'She overreacts and panics about everything. That character is definitely me'

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You wish away your childhood waiting to be an adult, only to realise that being a grown-up is actually pretty awful. It's that horrible realisation that illustrator Sarah Andersen perfectly captures in her comics.

With the help of bug-eyed cartoon characters, Anderson shares her hilariously honest and relatable take on the world.

She tackles everything from being made to feel inadequate by fitness fanatics to dreading Mondays, and congratulating herself on wearing matching socks while your old school friends somehow raise children. 

The 24-year-old graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She first started her Sarah Scribbles web comic in her first year at the institution. Her Instagram feed now has more than 611,000 followers, and her cartoons were recently compiled in a book entitled “Adulthood is a Myth”. 

“My comics are semi-autobiographical and follow the adventures of myself, my friends, and my beloved pets,” she wrote on her website.  

"The way she overreacts and panics about everything. I’m very dramatic. That character is definitely me,” she told Things in Squares.

Find out more about Sarah Anderson on her website.

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