Do you suffer from tense, nervous headaches? Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the demands of modern life? Do you feel sad, lonely, and isolated from those around you? Then maybe it’s time to take a moment of quiet reflection in the comic strip art of Evan Matthew Cohen.
Cohen’s strips depict some of the fears, stresses, anxieties, and delusions that hinder us from connecting with ourselves and with the world. The noises of distraction caused by a fractured city life, the constant bombardment of social media and the relentless march of information technology. His illustrations highlight the way many people feel about their lives and offer a possible way to rediscover some small amount of peace of mind.
Based in New York, Cohen works as a professional illustrator and artist producing work for commission alongside work for his own comic strips, books, and posters. He creates his peace-strips to help himself and hopefully others feel “connected and comfortable with the world,” where the constant noise of modern life can be equally balanced by mindfulness and enlightenment.
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