How Baby is a weekly slice-of-life webcomic about millenial motherhood, born out of a desire to create something that felt true to my own experience of becoming a mother. Like motherhood itself, it's a mix of many things: potty jokes, serious discussions of physical and emotional changes, funny things my daughter says, social commentary, and nerdy references.
How Baby is a comic for people who love their children, but who also often feel overwhelmed, scared, sad, antagonized, or just plain bored by parenthood, and all the cultural baggage that comes along with it. But more importantly, How Baby is for people who are struggling with parenthood, but are still trying to do their best.
The first sampler zine was published in May 2015 and is featured in the zine collection of the Vancouver Public Library. Further printed anthologies are forthcoming.
How Baby has been featured in The Huffington Post.
My name is Lindsay, and I draw things. I graduated from Simon Fraser University and also studied at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and currently do freelance illustration as well as put out How Baby, a weekly comic about motherhood.
Other than drawing, I'm a nerd for tabletop and video gaming, cooking, geography, art books, and internet culture.
Largely, I like to use illustration to tell more feminist, body-positive, sex-positive stories that often feature gender and sexual minorities, non-white characters, disabled characters, and unconventional relationships. I love partnering with writers, editors, and publishers who strive to do the same
I am looking for both freelance opportunities and/or steady work in a creative role. I'm particularly on the lookout for anything that fits the above, especially where it intersects with motherhood.
I'd sure like to work with you! Please contact me for information.