When we were kids, we hoped and prayed we grew up faster because we wanted the benefits that it had: we could watch TV for as long as we’d like, we could stay up all night long, we could drive to wherever we wanted, we could do whatever we wanted and be taken seriously for it.
Guess what: you’re all grownup now.
And it isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. We’ve got bills to pay, funds to meet, heartache, alcohol, sad emotional nights, you name it. It’s all there.
Comic book maker and illustrator Rob Cham created a project titled Mundane Adults and each and every bit will make you say “it me,” or at least give you a faint sense that you aren’t experiencing these things alone.
Rob explained that these are “comics for those of us who do not feel like kids anymore.”
We the Pvblic asked Rob how he came up with the comic series:
1. What made you come up with the idea of mundane adults?
“It was me and my friends talking about Sundae Kids. How we wanted to parody it with Mundane Adults. (Sundae, Monday, Mundane, Adults, Kids.) Where instead of romanticization and glamorizing relationships we show more of the mundane side of things.”
2. How many artists are you currently collaborating with for the series?
Didn’t really plan to collaborate. Just posted a few random strips. Told folks that Mundane Kids was free for anyone to use as a title for this kind of thing, and friends started contributing, and so when even more people saw that they joined in.
It’s crowdsourced, I guess.
3. Which one’s your favorite?
4. What can you tell broken, uninspired child at heart adults out there?
Stop being children at heart. Hugot is lame.
If you understand this, you’ve pretty much had it with adulting.
All photos from Rob Cham’s Facebook by talented artists.