The Cringe-Worthy Moments… 2020 Edition


Six panel comic of young girl in glasses meeting teacher for the first time over zoom, talking nonstop about her favorite comic while teacher tries to have a normal conversation, and eventually leaves the meeting without salutation. All the while mom silently seething on the side.

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Karen Liu
Karen Liu is a Portland artist, statistician, and mom of two. She spent her youth in China. Since then she has lived in BC, Seattle, and eventually settled in Portland. She spends her days juggling between her two opinionated young girls and her job. Karen started selling her drawings when she was 7 for the cost of half a popsicle, but her teacher called her parents and put an end to that venture. These days, she works on portrait commissions for more art supplies. Aside from doodling, Karen, like many others, likes to talk about herself, which mostly means that she can’t help but getting into arguments on the topics of the immigration experience, science, and childrearing. Even though her parents and aunties have always told her to be less contrarian, at this point, she is only hoping she will learn it by the time her kids get into their teen years.