Artblog | Socialist grocery store
[Panel 1]: Sebastian – a white man with curly light brown hair down to the shoulders – wears a purple striped hoodie, forest green pants, and an olive green mask. He walks with his orange bike through a crowded block. There are planters attached to the windows of the house to its right. A man with a short, dark haircut, wearing round glasses and a yellow mask, lives in the right foreground, walking in the same direction as Sebastian. There are three other passers-by in the foreground, all partially obscured by the large yellow narrative bubble.
Narration: I love to see people start to socialize again. I think it’s so funny.
[Panel 2]: Two men are walking together on the street, smiling and chatting. The first person is white with shoulder-length brown hair and a mustache. He wears a pink shirt and a white mask lowered under his noise. The second person is black and has short black hair and a closer cropped mustache. He wears a green button down shirt over a gray hoodie and a gray mask. His mask is also lowered and his mouth is open in a broad smile.
Man in white mask: Tom Hanks – Just… Wow!
Man in gray mask: Right ?? Wow !!
[Panel 3]: The focus is on a different pair of friends, two women, having small conversations. The woman on the left is white and wears a light purple shirt with a white ruffled collar and a long collar with a large white cross on it. She has shoulder length hair and red bangs. His mask hangs over his left ear and his left finger is wrapped around the other half of the mask. She smiles at her friend. The other woman is white and has long orange hair pulled back in a ponytail. She wears a green and orange striped t-shirt and a hot pink mask over her mouth and nose.
Woman in purple shirt: If he doesn’t bring the Jager, I will literally murder him.
[Panel 4]: Attention is once again drawn to a married couple walking together. The woman on the left is a black woman with blond hair and a cut to the mouth. She wears a white shirt with a blue collar, an orange jacket and burnt orange pants. Her husband is a black man with long braids tied back with a red headband. Her braids tucked into the hood of her red sweatshirt. They are turned slightly towards each other as they speak.
Woman with buzzcut: If there is a God, he is from New Jersey!
[Panel 5]: The exterior of an orange storefront with a brown sign that says “TATTOO” in a red-orange gradient. The bottom of the building has red and white striped trim. The entrance to the glass door is set back into the building.
[Panel 6]: Sebastian is sitting in a large red chair inside the tattoo shop when he sees someone he knows. He looks up apprehensively and makes small conversations with her. His acquaintance, a white woman with blond hair parted in the middle, stands in front of him, eyebrows slightly raised. She wears a green and white striped t-shirt, pink and red wavy pants and a subdued purple mask. Her friend, a tall white woman who has long curly red voluminous hair, stands next to her, looking at Sebastian. She is wearing a blue tank top and a gray mask.
Narration: It’s funny until I have to do it too. Then, it’s humiliating.
Sebastian’s knowledge: Oh hey Sebastian! Are you getting a tattoo today too? This is my friend Jamie.
[Panel 7]: Close-up of Sebastian, who is looking up uncomfortably and holding his hands together so his thumbs are touching near his heart and his other fingers meet below, creating a triangle shape.
Sebastian: Um hi !! What…. your life like?