Lily Kong’s illustrations cut to the chase. Inspired by memes, she draws simple, childlike illustrations that she then captions.
Talking about her artistic process in an interview with It’s Nice That, Kong explained: “I first record and reflect on whatever I have been doing, for example, climbing on my friend’s back when drunk, growing a cactus at home which almost died, sending a text to friends claiming I was OK when I was not. Sometimes these negative thoughts come to me and I wished I could be cheered up.”
“I believe good work should be relatable,” she stressed. “I would love it if someone would laugh about my piece ‘I got slapped real hard’, saying things like ‘Hell yes I got that too!’. Hopefully, we all get some comfort knowing people have experienced the same thing, gain a little courage and move on.”
And indeed, scrolling through her Instagram page, you get a small sense of comfort. What more could we ask for?