Fran Meneses’ webcomic is very much relatable. Documenting her everyday life with an added pastel hue, her drawings have a whimsicality to them that is a sure recipe for smiles.
Apart from sharing her illustrations and webcomics on Instagram, Meneses also works to a graphic novel with her husband and takes care of her online shop. She also has a YouTube channel. A creative life that requires both imagination and resourcefulness.
“I think many illustrators are going to relate to this, but every time I get stuck in a creative rut, I watch a Studio Ghibli movie,” she shared with the Patreon blog. “I also love going out and walking… When I’m having a tough time, I also try to take it easy and read, draw stuff I like, take a bath, work at a cafe, meet up with my fellow illustrator friends, and talk with my husband Ed. He’s a creator, too, so we go through the same emotions that surround creativity. In my opinion, talking with someone can be one of the fastest ways to overcome a tough time or a creative crisis.”
Embarking on their creative journeys, both Meneses and her partner have been traveling around the world – wherever their art takes them. “In 2013 my husband Ed and I made this crazy decision of selling everything we owned, pack one suitcase each, and moved (with our two fat cats Hamburguesa and Cereal) to Europe, in the search of our dream city/place to live,” she explained on her website. “We’ve been living all over the world since then: Cologne, Berlin, London, Hastings, and less than a year ago we moved to New York City.”
Check out some of her work in the gallery below: