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7 Funny Instagram Illustrators

7 Funny Instagram Illustrators

Are you ever scrolling through Instagram when you come across an illustration that is so true to life that you can’t help smiling and nodding? These seven women make us feel understood every time…

Nina Cosford, above.

7 Funny Instagram Illustrators

Gemma Correll

7 Funny Instagram Illustrators

Tara Booth

7 Funny Instagram Illustrators

Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell

7 Funny Instagram Illustrators

Big Sis

7 Funny Instagram Illustrators

Saskia Wariner

7 Funny Instagram Illustrators

And Saskia Wariner for Feminist Fight Club

7 Funny Instagram Illustrators

And, of course, our girl Mari Andrew.

Any you would add?

P.S. More great Instagram accounts.

  1. Anonymous says...

    I came across “jooleeloren”‘s account this year and it’s fantastic.

  2. The peeing in a romper made my day..

  3. Rachel says...

    This is exactly how I wore my hair today. Kismet!

  4. Once, I showed up to a bikini wax in a romper! [insert one million embarrassed face emojis]

  5. So funny! The negative comment one is SO real. I remember being told in 4th grade that I had hair in my nose and I never forgot it! And it didn’t help that he bought me a book and told me had a crush on me. I only thought about my nose hairs. Thanks Christopher. There’s a good This American Life podcast on this: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/545/if-you-dont-have-anything-nice-to-say-say-it-in-all-caps

    The peeing in a romper one is hilarious – that face at the end! Haha!

    Love all these illustrations so much!

    http://www.shessobright.com

  6. Laura says...

    Peeing in a romper just about made me laugh out my sandwich! :) So accurate.

  7. Lauren E. says...

    Mari Andrews posted an illustration called “Autobiography” about the cities that made her who she is, and I basically teared up reading it. It just spoke to me so directly. Thank you for introducing me to her!

  8. I moved every two years growing up and the last one is so spot on! Everything falls perfectly into place just before you go! I loved and identified with all of these, though. Not just that one!

    Every time I see a roundup of illustrators on Instagram I vow to keep up with my own page. So I hereby vow (again) to post (almost) every day on ihaveawhiteboardinmyoffice. Wish me luck!

  9. Maggie says...

    My friend @jkroik is a NYC illustrator who has a museum trolling series that seems right up your alley, Joanna– art, tech, old & new, all intersecting. She posts works in progress constantly, and her work is clever and fresh.
    Thanks for sharing these!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha love that!!

  10. Yes, that romper and the perfect bun! Perfect! “Some loose strands in front of ears, not too greasy!” I almost laughed out loud and woke up our toddler next to me in bed.

  11. Gemma Correll forever!

  12. Maggie says...

    Not much of a romper wearer, but that one totally reminds me of nursing/pumping in a high-necked dress!

  13. Alice says...

    And, to echo others, Lucy Knisley’s illustrations of being a new mother are so, so, spot on!

  14. Alice says...

    These are great! The positive negative one, romper suit, and braless friday really tickled me. Lots of laughs already – thanks!

  15. Angela says...

    The bra one made me laugh and reminded me of an old episode of New Girl in which Zooey Deschanel describes bras as “boob jail.”

  16. Alexandra says...

    Do you know @ab.bel ? Hillarious comics on life with a baby/toddler. Reccomend!

  17. Jill says...

    Haha, love the feminist fight club / thank you one. Rings so true!

  18. Elise says...

    These are great! A really funny and on-point French illustrator is CĂ©cile Dormeau. Check her out!

  19. The romper one is so spot on. I’m always confused why they’re touted as so easy, when really they’re a pain in the neck. I dread having to use the bathroom. Love all of these!

    • Erin says...

      That’s part of the reason I DESPISE one piece bathing suits!

  20. Diana says...

    @imogen.quest! She’s a friend of mine, an inspiring woman in math doing super cool research, and all around A+ person. Her comics make me LOL every time. Check her stuff out! Here’s one of my favorites: http://imogenquest.net/?p=879

    • Diana says...

      Oh, and also Sarah Andersen!

  21. Jennifer says...

    So fantastic! Btw, was thinking today that I’d love to read about what a typical day or week looks like for you. Always so curious as to how all of your wonderful posts come together. I know there is a lot of hard work, creativity and planning that goes into making it look so easy.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you! that would be fun to share!

  22. Becca says...

    The bun one was spot on! Exactly what was going through my head when I put my hair up today haha

    • Laura- says...

      In Aus, we call this the ‘mum bun’ – the do when you can’t be bothered thinking about styling your hair (but it always looks pretty good)

  23. jeannie says...

    These are great! They all ring true, but the 2nd one really hits home!

  24. Volha says...

    loved these! )

  25. Bec says...

    ‘Avoid mulletisation’ hahaha!

  26. These are great! I love the “Thank You!” one. Something I really need to work on (accepting compliments & not downplaying them).

    The positive/negative one reminds me of an article I read in The Atlantic today about how perhaps we’ve gone a little too far with forcing a positive mindset all the time. Sometimes it’s OK to just feel down/angry/sad/hurt/etc. Here it is: https://qz.com/924103/happiness-has-become-an-emotional-burden-says-a-danish-psychologist-svend-brinkmann/?utm_source=atlfb

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes!!! feel so strongly about this! it’s okay to feel bad, sad, mad, or just plain old normal :)

    • Alice says...

      Interesting article, thanks for the link. I feel strongly about this too, especially with letting children know it’s ok to be something other than happy.

    • Simone says...

      I am loving the recent focus on this. As a European prone to RBF (resting bitch face) and living in the US, I am really tired of being expected to be cheerful for no reason. It seems like there is also a gender bias about this. I feel like women are expected to be more pleasant/cheerful at work even if they are not in hospitality type jobs. I am an engineer and I have to responsibility to cheer up my peers. Tell me “smile” one more time and I’ll tell you how I really feel.

    • Simone says...

      *I have /no/ responsibility

  27. Natalie says...

    The romper!!!

  28. Amanda says...

    These are great! I’d add Lucy Knisley!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes!!! good call. i loved french milk.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha love her style, thank you for the recommendation, val!

  29. Lucy Knisely! I think you introduced me to her work by recommending “French Milk,” and she’s since gotten married and had a baby, all of which she illustrates in earnest and lovely comics on her insta – check her out!

  30. allison says...

    I’m laughing at the bun one because my husband and I are in constant debate over my “whispies” in the back. They drive him nuts, but my hair is so fine and I can’t stand the look of a “clip” back there so they just fall down. Also- let it be known that it’s a tiny amount of hair- not a ton! Anyway. The other day he actually suggested that I just CUT THEM OFF. Umm… what?!

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Love her!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      omg YES! she is amazing!! this one made me lol: http://cupjo.co/2mh18Qu

    • oh yes JooLeeLoren crushes it on insta. So good.

  31. Carmen B. says...

    And that’s why I don’t wear rompers. LMAO!

  32. The “Positive/Negative” one is sadly too true! Also, I actually laughed out loud at the one dissecting the bun!! Hahaha

    • Diana says...

      Me too!

    • G says...

      Needed that one today. Thank for sharing, Joanna.