Departure Day

written and illustrated by Tiffany Zhong

April 2022
With all that’s going on in the world right now, I felt like I didn’t have words to express the heaviness in my heart. This silent comic depicts a few quiet unassuming moments before a departure. The final frame reveals the dystopia of her situation but it could’ve opened up to show any of the realities many are facing in real life. I can only imagine what it is like to have to flee from invasion and head out into a world of uncertainty and destruction. This is also a depiction of what privilege may look like in a dire situation like this but it doesn’t make the feeling of despair any less painful. It’s all a bit bleak now but I hope in the near future there will be some levity.
You can view more of Tiffany’s work here and here.