Lily Kong’s Illustrations Are All Smiles

Let’s face it. In this day and age, we could all use a good laugh. London-based illustrator, Lily Kong, aims to do just that, with her quirky, relatable illustrations.

Her work looks like illustrated takes on the meme format, and her distinctive child-like style makes for a funny effect. “I believe good work should be relatable,” said Kong, in an interview with It’s Nice That. “I would love it if someone would laugh about my piece ‘I got slapped real hard’, saying things like ‘Hell yes I got that too!’. Hopefully, we all get some comfort knowing people have experienced the same thing, gain a little courage and move on.”

“I first record and reflect on whatever I have been doing, for example, climbing on my friend’s back when drunk, growing a cactus at home which almost died, sending a text to friends claiming I was OK when I was not. Sometimes these negative thoughts come to me and I wished I could be cheered up,” she added.

Kong has worked on many projects involving Illustration, graphic design, workshops and more, and with a small but steady following on Instagram, it seems like this is only the beginning for this young artist. Take a look at some of her work below!

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