Karla is a college student that just turned 19 and she has finally realized that being an adult sucks. She is finally moving out of her parents house, something she’s wanted for years. She’s being introduced to all these new responsibilities that she needs to take care of herself. She’s so used to being taken care of by her parents, she doesn’t know if she can handle all of it. She doesn’t want to disappoint her parents and make them think that she can’t make it on her own, so she takes the challenge and goes through with her plan. Within the first 2 weeks of living alone, she begins to regret moving out. She can’t go out with her friends as much because she needs to save every penny she earns and she almost never has time between school and work. Maintaining a stable household seems to be too much for just one person to handle, but she can’t make any excuses, she’s an adult now, and nothing is going to change that. She turns to drinking alcohol almost every nigh to keep her mind off all her responsibilities. The alcohol quickly becomes her only friend, her only way to escape the sad reality of being an adult. So, is being an adult really as good as they say?
Zine book drawing. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″. CSULB School of art, Gatov Gallery West.