Alison Zai

Weird to Exist
  • Weird to Exist

  • Vibrant yet darkly humorous comics for commiserating over life's deepest concerns, from artist Alison Zai

    We've all felt the gut-wrenching pang from accepting that a beautiful moment will soon become a distant memory. We've all fallen into cycles when it feels like the failures and disappointments just keep coming. Weird to Exist is a collection of 100 comics that depict these universal emotions and existential musings with hilarious accuracy and great empathy.

    This bright, colourful book is divided into three intrinsic human acts - existing, loving, and creating - and, ultimately, comments on how weird it is to do all of that. Zai's cheery anthropomorphic characters go through the motions of relationships, loneliness, creativity blocks, mental health concerns, social anxiety, and more. These comics voice the overwhelming dread and unpredictable chaos found in all aspects of being alive. With sharp levity and emotional complexity, Weird to Exist captures the feelings that are not easily communicated but widely felt.

    This cherishable collection features thirty never-before-published comics alongside seventy beloved fan favourites from Zai's Instagram account

Alison Zai is a comics artist who has garnered success by sharing her art on Instagram and Tumblr. She lives in Los Angeles where she is expanding her career as an artist.

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