Things have been surreal and too real; novel and getting old fast; overwhelming, challenging, and hard with bright spots. We’ve been locked down and trying to build each other up. This (time) capsule is an offering. A mosaic of meditation. A sourdough starter of creativity to help feed your own. Take a step back, take a breath, take a look, and take your time.
How To Have A Week is a comic that asks, what even is time anymore?
Before the lockdown I relished in and embraced the hustle mentality. It was so fun to align my identity with always being busy, always in the middle of a million things. I lived for a distraction. Now life is different, having more of it to pay attention to what is going on around and within me is totally terrifying, but here we are. How do we plan or organize our time now?
In this comic I’m alluding to all the ways it can feel to be a person right now: silly, bleak, avoidant, confused but mostly hopeful too.
– Grace Miceli
Grace Miceli is a Brooklyn-based artist and mental health advocate. Her colorful, introspective pieces create a relatable conversation with the personal. In the pandemic, she’s been thinking about who invented time and what creativity looks like in the clash between routine and free time. Her first book, How To Deal: With Fear Failure and Other Daily Dreads, will be published by Voracious in the spring.