This is just a sample. You can see all of my Illustrated Journal cartoons as I sketch them in my Instagram account @anaelisagg.
Inspired on real events of my life with two kids, these cartoons started as an Illustrated Journal, in 2010, so I could keep record of main events of my daily life. However, in the middle of this, I discovered I was pregnant with my first child. That is, till this day, my favorite sketch book of all times.
The project then developed into a way of remembering those little weird situations of motherhood, those anecdotes that we eventually forget on the course of our life.
When they started talking, the cartoons evolved into what they are today. Their view of the world as they tell it to me and to each other.
In 2017, we immigrated from Brazil to Canada, and the whole discovery of a new language, new seasons, new customs, was as overwhelming as exciting to them.
It is been an amazing challenge to try and capture their childish manners and expressions in such a simple style as they grow up, and I can see my self drawing these cartoons as long as I live.