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The best cartoons and illustrations about quarantine and self-isolation

Cartoonists and illustrators are keeping things light – and raising our spirits

By
Huw Oliver
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When the news gets a bit much, it’s comforting to know cartoons will always be there to reflect your anxieties right back at you. The biggest story in a generation has obviously given illustrators and cartoonists the world over plenty to work with. When it comes to such serious all-consuming subject-matter, it can be hard to get the wry-but-not-trifling tone just right. (Sometimes life just isn’t that funny, huh?) But you can certainly rely on these cartoonists to see you through surreal times.

From France’s Jean Jullien to pug-loving Brit Gemma Correll via the New Yorker’s star illustrators, here are some panels that have properly tickled us over the past couple of weeks.

Main image: Siouxsie Wiles and Toby Morris

Jean Jullien

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Spot the 7 differences

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Gemma Correll

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Worrier Pose - Corona Edition #comics #stayhome

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Tommy Siegel 

Julie Houts 

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Some tiny tasks for times like now 💕use your brain, stay inside, wear pajamas, don’t forget to breathe 💕

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Roz Chast

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In this week’s New Yorker. I don’t have a dog.

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Dana Jeri Maier for the New Yorker 

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Fashionable outfits for working from home, by @danajerimaier. #NewYorkerCartoons

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Gripless

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This is how I quarantine #gripless

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Music to my ears #gripless

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David Shrigley

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Chris Weyant for the New Yorker

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A cartoon by @christopherweyant, from 2008. #NewYorkerCartoons

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