Saturday Morning Cartoons: Sick

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I'm a cartoonist living in Minneapolis. Co-Author and artist of A Quick And Easy Guide To They/Them Pronouns. Author of Grease Bats, coming out Fall 2019 with Boom! Studios! If I'm not working I'm socializing. If I'm not out with friends I'm drawing. If I'm not doing any of those things I'm probably depressed. Support me using Patreon.

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  1. I feel this. I’ve been dealing with an upper respiratory issues for almost a month while starting a new job. I had a rough medical appointment yesterday and wanted someone to gatecrash my apartment afterwards and bring me tea and pastries or something.

  2. Lessons: you’re never too sick for a spot of anarchist analysis, and always carry a carrot

  3. Ah! The last frame so much. A friend of mine is sick and is a hugger. Kept hugging me while she was hacking and snotting all over the place. I was ready for a hand sanitizer IV when we parted.

  4. I’m such a Taylor, always having to make sure my workaholic best friend rests when she’s ill

  5. Aw, watched and loved this strip for so long the lil queers feel real to me. Get well soon guys!

  6. I’m thankful for the Taylor in my life because I have 100% been all of the other characters this entire week.

  7. I’ve had to be a Taylor for myself this week while fighting a cold. Yesterday I felt terrible but was trying to finish a grad school application, eventually forced myself to take a nap and leave the rest for today. This morning I can mostly breathe through my nose!!!! It feels like quite the accomplishment!

  8. Ugh, my beloved had this exact flu! So awful! Everyone take care of yourselves! And EVERY WORKER DESERVES PAID SICK LEAVE, FOR HOWEVER LONG THEY NEED IT, PERIOD. She has the best boss, but we’ve wondered, what the hell would somebody do who was this sick but couldn’t take off time to get well? she’s needed two whole weeks! And even then she’s going back to a reduced work load (because great boss). FUCK CAPITALISM.

  9. I am very much feeling this right now, I’m sick with the flu. Had to call out sick to work and completely fucked up the protocol for finding someone to cover my shift since it was the weekend and I couldn’t ask. (I’m missing so many hours I don’t even want to think about it). Also now in an email war with a professor who refuses to give me an extension on a paper :(

    also, this inspired me to force myself to make some soup and therefore eat a vegetable or two instead of persisting off of oatmeal and rice pudding like i have been for a week

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