Kanchan Burathoki felt massive pain and grief when her mother passed away, wishing especially that she had taken better care of her during her cancer treatment.
“I had to learn to be kinder to myself in order to let go,” she says.
Burathoki’s piece ‘Breathe In, Breathe Out,’ in the first issue of a new comic anthology deals with the loss of her mother and the journey she took to stop blaming herself for things beyond her control.
Burathoki is one of eight artists in the first issue of the Virangana Comics series titled Self Love. To her, self love is essential in a time of healing. She portrays this in her piece through simple illustrations, using a limited palette — muted yellow, beige and burgundy — and scattered text revealing inner thoughts.