Have you ever had that moment when the waiter brings you the food, says enjoy and you say “Thanks, you too,” and regret that immediately? Or some awkward moment with cashiers, or any kind of employer who is just trying to do their job but you just can’t help but embarrass yourself by doing or saying something you shouldn’t. Something like this experienced a comic artist eirinnske, who accidentally found herself flirting with a cashier.
“I’ve been reading and drawing comics since I was a kid. I would read the comics in the newspaper next to my dad on weekends while he read the actual news. I drew comics all through primary and high school but stopped when I was around 16. In 2018 I briefly tried my hand at comics again when I drew a short series called “My life on stand bi,” the style was crude and it gained little traction so I abandoned it pretty quickly, although you might still be able to find it on Tumblr.
In 2019 a local bar held a one-page horror comic contest for Halloween, my comic “The Extractonist” received an honorable mention as most horrifying. After that, I started to draw comics more regularly again and in February of 2020 I drew Eirinn (my green-haired self-insert character) for the first time,” shared the artist when reached out by Earthwonders.
The artist shared that there have been various times when retail assistants have complimented her at the check out and she’s always been too awkward to say anything back. This is where the idea come from to create comics with this theme.
1. Christmas Special
When asked if it’s challenging to come up with ides for her comics and illustrate them, the artist said: “It is and it isn’t. When it’s hard it can be frustrating. I do have some writing exercises to help generate ideas but even then you can’t force a good idea. I think my best ideas come when I’m doing something mundane like the laundry and my mind is just wandering. Or right before I fall asleep and then I have to quickly scrawl something down in my notes app to then decipher when I wake up.“
2. May the Fourth Special
The artist shares her work on social media where she has a lot of followers that like her work. She also informed us that there are more exclusive comics on her patreon.
To all of you who have been in the same situation, these comics below will prove you’re not the only one. Scroll down to check out these embarrassing, yet hilarious situations that happen to everyone daily.