Becoming a father to a boy named Vincent had fundamental changes in my life and was full of challenges that every new father faces. Lack of sleep, losing the old “me” as I knew it, and second-guessing every conflicting decision I made as a parent made me feel like I was failing at everything.
As my son grew into a happy child, I realized that we struggle to compete with some imagined ideals of parenting while we are all secretly learning to reshape our lives around our children. That’s when I decided to create these short satirical comic strips documenting my experiences as a new mom, which I call “Toddlerama – uncensored parenting.”
It makes me laugh, it makes me cry, it keeps me up at night, and it gives me sources of energy I didn’t think existed, but most importantly, it inspires me to draw again as I move forward on the path to being a mom.
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I’ve been surrounded and fascinated by comics since I was little. The first book of my childhood was a collection of comics by Danish cartoonist Herluf Bidstrup, who still has a great influence on me. The other, and even more significant, impact was my older brother, Rokas, who used to draw alien battlefield comics as a kid.