Now more than ever, we are sick and tired of the phrase “now more than ever.” Our social media feeds are full of political and COVID history in the making. And while it is incredibly important for everyone to stay informed and raise our voices to combat misinformation and rampant injustice, it is also very important to take care of our mental health so we can keep fighting the good fight. This list of Instagram illustrators can help bring a bit of humor back to your feeds. Follow them for a sprinkle of wit here and a dash of dark comedy there—they’ll have you ready to fight the patriarchy or start seeing that new therapist in no time.
Shelby Lorman, aka @awardsforgoodboys
… Aka the account that introduced me to this particular breed of Instagram art comedy. I’m not sure if Lorman would call herself an illustrator, considering her bio openly pokes fun at her “bad drawings.” But the content and the artwork together are enough to pose some serious questions. Her account regularly receives backlash and negative comments from the #NotAllMen crusaders, but that hasn’t stopped Awards for Good Boys from growing a following 434K strong. And don’t worry, guys: She pokes fun at terrible women sometimes, too.