Life is full of stupid, awkward, and frustrating situations we can all relate to, but when you wrap them in a little humor and self-irony and realize that everyone goes through the same little things, they instantly become less annoying and can even put a smile on your face!

Clare Kayden Hines is a writer and illustrator who shares spot-on observations, universal truths, relatable struggles, and mundane, sometimes ridiculous moments from our daily lives in the form of funny and entertaining comics. Having struggled with anxiety for years, Hines openly expresses her experiences and battles through her art, and many people around the world can deeply relate to it.

Since we spoke to the artist almost two years ago and put her work in the spotlight, Hines has continued drawing her insights and sharing them with the world. Scroll down to check them out, but be aware―they might be about you.

More info: Instagram | Facebook | clarekaydenhines.com | twitter.com

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fro_st puppy
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7 months ago

I may not be an adult but I get anxiety sometimes

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With the background of working in Silicon Valley for a dream-company for many, Apple, Hines quit her job in 2017 to pursue creating her own humorous content. And rightfully so. This has not only been a perfect creative outlet, but a form of self-reflection and self-therapy, as well as a way to connect with 125k like-minded people on Instagram to brighten up their day and make them feel less alone.

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Carole Reid
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7 months ago

Boy Howdy. This is me.

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Bob Belcher
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7 months ago

I actually like cleaning. Maybe it's just me but I like turning my brain off for several hours and when I'm done I know I've accomplished a lot and have a clean tidy space.

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Coffey Murphy
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7 months ago

Still wakes up..

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"I felt starved for a creative outlet," the artist told Bored Panda. "I dreamt up my illustrated alter ego, Kayden Hines, who reflected the tension between everything I was 'supposed' to do and everything I actually wanted to do. I started drawing Kayden as a way to express myself at a time I felt very stuck. Once I quit my job and started my creative career, my life feels much more aligned with who I am. Now, my alter ego feels less like an alter ego… Kayden just feels like me now!"

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Kateryna
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7 months ago

So cheesy

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Coffey Murphy
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7 months ago

I reheated pork roast..no sides..it 2 AM..

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Astrid Nineor
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7 months ago (edited)

Fuzz therapy (ref Calvin and Hobbes)

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While illustrating relatable aspects of life and daily frustrations, Hines has a never-ending source of inspiration, because "life admin and chores never end."

"A lot of my inspiration comes from observations or funny things that happen in my own life. My illustrations are my way of finding humor in all types of situations, from the mundane (not wanting to talk on the phone) to the existential (feeling dead inside at my job), and making them universal and relatable."

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Colin L
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7 months ago

I encourage my students to memorize their multiplication tables because it helps them with algebra. I also teach effective use of calculators. I also teach how bad math can kill people (dosage calculators and engineering problems).

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Coffey Murphy
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7 months ago

Hahaha! Ready to write this on my wall!!

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Ivy
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7 months ago

Not the point of this pic... but you shouldn’t keep any of the pictured veggies in a fridge. The moisture makes then sprout. They’re better off getting some air in the pantry.

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"Honestly, I’m still surprised when I post something and people relate to it! I often feel very alone in my own head, so getting my thoughts out into the world and seeing people say they feel the same way is always a surprise (and a delight)! When people tell me that my comics make them feel less alone, I want to tell them that creating and posting them makes ME feel less alone, too! I have no idea whether something I’m feeling or thinking is weird or unusual, so when I draw about my experiences and hear people say they feel the same way, I feel so more connected to the world."

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ANDREA SERRANO MORALES
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7 months ago

they forgot cetirizine

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kitcats
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7 months ago

me right now

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Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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7 months ago

With me the "when I'm alone" part is none existent and when I'm around other people is 100%. This self isolation is brilliant for me.

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The artist said that there is always room for experimenting, improving, and changing things up when it comes to the style of her comics.

"I’ve experimented with different styles over the years. I’ll go down a wormhole where I’ll take tons of online drawing classes and will start changing things around, and then I’ll see what sticks. Some of the changes I love, some I end up hating, but I’ll never know until I try. I love learning new skills (otherwise I’ll get bored), but it probably means my style is not as consistent as it could be because I keep experimenting."

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J 3lack
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7 months ago

A lot of these apply to anyone with anxiety and that is definitely not limited to adults.

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Linda HS
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7 months ago

Oh look! It's Murray the Mummy!

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Norma
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7 months ago

And it is NEVER as bad as you pictured it all the time you were avoiding it! Never!!

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Hines said that it was especially hard to find humor in light of the global pandemic, but finding something to laugh about became a way of dealing with fear and anxieties.

"At first, I couldn’t create anything. I felt paralyzed and overwhelmed. But then I realized how much seeing other people’s creativity helped me get through the day. It added some normalcy during a chaotic and scary time. It inspired me to want to keep creating and sharing my experiences, in case it helped other people get through the day in some small way too."

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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7 months ago

And have absolutely no idea what their name is afterwards.

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Colin L
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7 months ago

Yep.... one wok full = 2 servings.

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Colin L
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7 months ago

I use the imagery of weeding a garden, because these problems are as perennial as grass. Would that I could just rid myself of these only once!

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Ninja Kitty
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7 months ago

OML

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Nea
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7 months ago

And ac/tv remotes

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Mewton’s Third Paw
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7 months ago

Every single time!!!

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Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

Nice to see someone ask. Not all dogs are comfortable around strangers or kids. I hate dodging overly touchy people with a nervous dog

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7 months ago

Nobel prize deserved

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L1z4rd
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7 months ago

Just missing the bit where it sits in the dryer for a while first too

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Tomasz Jackowski
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7 months ago

The only time adding 1 clove of garlic to anything would be acceptable is if the recipe was "how to prepare 1 clove of garlic", and even then I'd add 3, just to be sure ;)

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Vanilla Rose
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7 months ago

So true

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Ms Phit
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7 months ago

Husband. To a T

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Amy Mettlen
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7 months ago

Please save our trees, CVS. We always throw out the receipts.

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Loretta
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7 months ago

Oh this should be one circle. No matter what, I just always say "Thanks I love it", no other options.

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Rachel Sidney Gibson
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7 months ago

I take one bite then peel it

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Les🐝an
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7 months ago

I like how you can see that one of the others has her eyes closed and they both have weird expressions lol

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Ben Steinberg
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7 months ago

Olives, tomato juice AND celery? Whoa, you've become one of those hard-core health nuts? Everyone knows the vodka is just a catalyst.

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LOttawa
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7 months ago

I have a lot of tupperware lids, I'm missing the tupperware.

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Linda HS
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7 months ago

Chumbawamba! 😂🤣😂🤣

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