Sarah Andersen’s Extremely Relatable Comics

Sarah Anderson is a 26-year-old cartoonist and illustrator whose relatable comics have captured the hearts of many people. Most of her comics follow the adventures of a cute, messy girl and her friends and pets, and these adventures are actually everyday situations anyone could get themselves in. The main character’s honest and goofy reactions are what makes them so fun and relatable.  

Although the main character is Sarah herself, Andersen avoids naming her, because she feels like many people project themselves into the character, and she doesn’t want to personalize her too much.  

She began creating these comics during her sophomore year of college, and soon started publishing them on Tumblr. The first comic that went viral was about the dread of waking up in the morning, and that’s where she got her footing.  

In an interview for Things in Squares, Andersen said she would like to have the superpower to transform into anything. She published three comic books so far and now she has committed to developing a small greeting card company she started with two other illustrators. She has one crucial message to all of her fans: “Never be afraid to be yourself and to laugh at yourself!”