Although we live in the 21st century, there are still some more modern-day views that are considered taboo. Yet, there are some artists that want to break those barriers and glass ceilings by using their art as a tool. Just like Akshara Ashok, an Indian artist who makes satirical and quirky comics about her daily life to show that, at the end of the day, we might be in different bodies, but we’re all human.
Ashok began her artistic journey in her early years. In 2017, she went to architecture school, which is when she started creating comics.
“My comics mostly talk about women’s issues, mental health, sexuality, and just everyday things. I believe that the purpose of my work is to convey a message rather than looking pretty, so I like to keep my style simple but cute. I add little details that normalize real bodies,” she said in a statement for Bored Panda.
Now she is a full-time freelance illustrator, and she is obsessed with her career—just like how we’re obsessed with her artwork. But it’s the fact that there are both ups and downs that truly inspire her. Those are the days where she takes her “pen and paper” and starts drawing. As the 24-year-old artist explained, her work has made her a better person.
“When I started out, I was known for keeping it real/raw. I think that still stands. I would describe my humor as sometimes subtle, sometimes in your face. I don’t like to censor anything in my work,” she added.
Keep scrolling and check out more of her cute comics below.