Jenny Jinya is a comic artist who is famous for her Loving Reaper series. The artist includes a lot of animals in her work, raising awareness on their existence. Her work is quite touching as she often shows the harsh reality the animals live in. For instance, one of her recent comic talks about a dog who is freezing to death. Through it, the artist tries to raise awareness on the way we treat dogs in cold temperatures or very warm ones. Besides dogs, she includes cats, bunnies, elephants, parrots, turtles, and so much more in her comics.
This strip below talks about Zeus, the optimistic and adorable dog, who is left outside by his family. Zeus waits for days hopping they’re going to let him in, until gradually he freezes to death.
“I’ve had this story in my head for a while. Please make sure your pet is always in a safe environment, be it in the freezing cold winter or during a very hot summer. Keep them safe,” shared Jenny on her Instagram account. Earthwonders reached out to the artist to ask her more about her work.
Therefore, scroll down below to check out her work and what we talked about. Make sure to let us know in the comments what you think of her work.
“I have had two passions since childhood: Animals and art. I always wondered how I could possibly combine them, then somehow these comics happened. The thought was: if so many animals in our world are doing so badly, can they at least be doing well in death? When they have the worst behind them? Someone who meets them with kindness? Is that possible?” shared the artist.
When asked where she gets the ideas to work on her comics the artist said that she reads a lot. “Even though it’s often hard and painful for me to read about so many bad things, they give me ideas for my comics. I try to pass on the feelings that these articles evoke in me with my art.”
She also shared a little bit about her working process as well. “As I said, it starts with me reading something or my fans suggesting something to me. Then, when I have an idea for a story that I can build around it, I pre-sketch the story and see if it works, if the reading flow is good. Once I have a rough sketch, I proceed to work on it in Photoshop and have a few trusted people proof read it. Since English is not my first language, this is very important.
There are endless issues I’d like to approach, but it’s not always easy to tell a good story. Sometimes I just don’t have an idea for weeks. But then that tells me that I should take a break to clear my head.”