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Cartoonist Secretly Chronicles Everyday Quirks of Life With Her Boyfriend

Catana Chetwynd comic

Love is about more than grand gestures—often, it’s the little things that make you fall head over heels with someone. The minutiae of everyday life can seem insignificant, but when you’re spending it with your favorite person, it suddenly seems fun. Catana Chetwynd, aka Catana, captures this sentiment perfectly in her hilarious comics about her and her boyfriend.

The sweet sequential art features the two as they simply enjoy each other’s company. Minimalist in style, a few drawn lines and a biting wit is enough to show the love between them. Catana highlights their mutual adoration for dogs as well her as obsession with her boyfriend's beard. (And how betrayed she feels even when it’s “just a trim.”) The digital drawings also communicate physical closeness. They show that sometimes, a hug after a long day is all you need to feel better.

Catana’s boyfriend, Imgurian collegebanana, recently posted some of these comics online, and they were a huge hit. The response was so great that Catana made a website where you can enjoy new comics every week.

Catana chronicles the perils of the shaving:

Catana Chetwynd comic

Silly jokes:

Catana Chetwynd comic

Her attempts at subtlety…

Catana Chetwynd comic

… and again:

Catana Chetwynd comic

That hugs make everything better:

Catana Chetwynd comic

The real reason they visit their friends:

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Adventures in dreamland:

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And that she's not as strong as she thinks she is:

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h/t: [Reddit, Bored Panda]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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