These comics result from Xan’s creative effort, who is the maker of the Promptlypaneled series. The artwork covers everything from regular relatable comics to the daily struggles of the common girl.
Honestly, they are not too different from regular four-panel webcomics that seem to impress so many people. However, when it’s all said and done, Xan’s artwork has a greater focus on feminism than most other stuff you will find out there.
Let’s get started.
1. We Listen With Our Ears!
According to Xan, the fact that the comics have a feminist point of view is what makes them “Promptlypaneled.” However, the artist understands this makes them an easy target for awful and distasteful comments.
2. Not All Of Them
The comics are based on her real-life experiences or conversations. Surprisingly, some of them are online, and we have the pandemic to thank for the lack of social life that has afforded us the privilege to see them on the internet.
Xan constantly uses humor to cope.
3. What About Equality?
The artist has stopped at nothing to enhance or ruin social settings. Besides making jokes during job interviews, Xan has also made jokes when with her family.
4. Yes, He Totally Deserves The Treatment
Xan jokes more when happy. However, she makes even more jokes when in a state of discomfort.
5. It’s Gonna Be A Long Night
Xan grew up in Belgium and went to art high school while there before studying animation. She still lives there, and she swears that drawing a straight life is an impossibility for her, despite her being an accomplished comic artist.
6. That Was Just The Beginning
Xan has worked in many animation studios. Typically, she found gigs in short films or commercials.
Once in a while, the jobs came from the design department.
7. Not A Chance!
While still doing these jobs, Xan has also done less glamorous jobs, such as working in a call center. Currently, the comic artist is also working as a cashier at an essential goods store.
8. Shouldn’t Have Said That
Rather than write webcomics, Xan has hopes of writing and drawing comics that feature original characters and a bigger narrative.
9. It’s All Very Confusing
Hopefully, Promptlypaneled will be the right platform to get this dream on track.
10. Way To Ruin A Good Time
Starting the comic series was partly due to them being much easier to autograph.
11. Wrong Fairy
The artist intended to use personal experiences regardless of who, big or small, they were to make sure the work was authentic. However, that doesn’t mean the lifelong feminist view she has always had would be forgotten.
12. How No Idea How That Got There
Xan feels that feminism makes the work “unrelatable” due to its poor reputation today. Most people think of radfems and TERFs as soon as they hear the word feminist.
13. Not Fair To Young Mothers
Not surprisingly, the artist has to deal with several quite angry comments from anti-feminists. However, that’s to be expected.
14. The Real Cost Of Not Ruining Someone’s Mood
The artist has sadly discovered that many horrible experiences she goes through are common among many other women. That’s before she has even had a chance to share comics about men telling her to “sit on their pole.”
15. Why Doesn’t Everyone Just Play By The Rules?
She fears that the moment she shares some of her terrible experiences, there will be lots of people out there saying, “Hey, I’ve been through this as well.” That would be just sad.
Her hope is that someday, she will find these things funny enough to warrant making a comic out of it.
17. The Results Are Great, But Look At That Mess!
Although she admits that she is no professional, she believes that good humor helps handle traumatic emotions.
18. Well, Exhaustion Don’t Work Either
According to Xan, humor gives these events some context and make them easier to remember and relate to.
19. The Only One I Need
After going to therapy to help her process a relationship she went through some years back, the artist is convinced that we could all benefit from some kind of therapy.
Like her classic self, she still made jokes during the sessions.
20. You Can’t Feel The Difference, But You Can Notice It
She admits that when the therapist laughed about the jokes she was making, the process became less scary for her.
21. In That Case, Then Take Me
She knows from experience that trauma does something to people, including making them grow. However, that depends on each person’s point of view.
22. Still A Special Ability
Whatever the case, the person who went through the experience is quite different from the person who had never had the experience. Her opinion is that all of us go through some form of trauma in life.
23. Sorry, I Missed Something
Some people go through trauma as kids, while others go through terrible experiences during the romantic phases of their lives.
Whatever the case, the trauma changes us and makes us grow.
24. It’s A Big Mission
However, she understands that not all of us need to find humor in trauma. In fact, she says it’s okay not to see anything humorous about terrible life-altering experiences.
25. A Shocking Reality
Xan insists that those who can find humor in terrible situations will definitely find their lives a little easier.
26. Alright, I Get It!
People have a right to process their issues in whichever way they deem appropriate, even if that involves making jokes. After all, based on her own experience, humor does not diminish the seriousness of what we go through.
27. That Didn’t Go As Planned
There is a reason she has not made a joke about the relationship that traumatized her. For one, she doesn’t want the whole world to know about it.
She also can’t think of an appropriate comic to help explain her experience.
28. The Audacity!
Professionally, she also knows that would not be the best move to put her ugly past on display.
29. Difficult Life Choices
Xan was delighted that people on the internet found her work interesting. She shares her series on Instagram as well.
30. Guess I Was Wrong About The Date
People seem to have taken well to Xan’s comics, although there are few critics as well. However, that is to be expected.