Sober Rabbit

Sober Rabbit is a weekly webcomic published on Instagram and Facebook.

What started out as a way for a grumpy artist to blow off steam about 12 step groups has grown into a whole deal! Focused on addiction recovery, mental health, disability, and LGBTQ+ relationships, Sober Rabbit tells the story of Rabbit, a recovering alcoholic in Chicago, and their journey to non-feral adulthood

Sober Rabbit has collected an international following, plus 50+ patrons on Patreon. Before taking a hiatus to work on some books, I was so pleased to have hundreds of unique views on the weekly comics. I'm amazed anyone reads it, so please say hi when you see me out and about - it makes my day! 

Scroll down to learn more about the cast, find links to my stores, and more!

 

What's New?

 

  • December, 2022: I'm having a book launch for my first collection of strips, Scars and Strips, on December 17! 

  • November, 2022: I have several new comics and prints for sale on Big Cartel!

  • Sober Rabbit has been published on Instagram since 2019 but in spring 2023, it will be published on this very website - in full pages, at that!

  • Related: Are you a comic lover who uses a screen reader? I want to talk to you about how to make my comic more accessible! Please email me if you're available to consult or want to recommend someone who is. I am doing my own research on this and have attended a few accessibility panels but could use direct help!

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Book Launch!

 

SOBER RABBIT BOOK LAUNCH POP-UP

When: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Howling Pages
4354 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
Cost: Free
Link: soberrabbit.com/launch

 

Masks are required and will be available at the door for those who arrive without one..

Recurring Characters
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RABBIT

Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
34 years old
Sober since 2016

The hero of this comic is a short, chubby, white rabbit in their mid-thirties. Moody and prone to being judgmental, Rabbit nonetheless has managed to stay sober. They live with their partner, Wolfie, on the north side of Chicago. Newly disabled from a car accident, Rabbit is trying to find balance (literally and figuratively) during the pandemic. They like milkshakes, reading, and being left alone.

Stores

I have two online stores! If you're curious about what's where, go here to see new items. But generally, Threadless includes print-to-order items (apparel, prints, accessories) and Big Cartel includes handmade and speciality items (original artwork and acrylic pins.)

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Patreon
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Have you heard of Patreon? It's a subscription platform where you can sign up to support your favorite artists on a monthly basis. My subscription tiers range from $3-20 a month. By subscribing, you'll help me focus on my own art, instead of freelancing for other people. Rewards include weekly updates, coloring pages, and -- at the highest tier -- artwork in the mail! Visit my Patreon to learn more about how it works!

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Comics

While I work on THE BOOK, enjoy this 15-page, standalone comic about my -- er -- RABBIT's teenage hijinks. This is -- thematically -- not unlike what you'll find in my forthcoming book.

 

All you need to know is that Sober Rabbit is just Rabbit in 2005, and anxious about starting community college. Rabbit's two best friends, Turtle and Possum, have wrangled a going away party, thrown by some older kids. What will happen at their last hurrah? Check it out!

Content warning: This comic includes some adult themes, like drug use, sex, and some scary imagery. It'd say it's PG-13, but you be the judge.

A note about readability: It is best read on a desktop or tablet! While you can zoom in, I don't recommend reading on your phone.

Further Reading
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University of Toronto student Meherzeen Daruwala used me as the subject of an assignment for school! Download the PDF here if you'd like to read the interview.

I've also been a guest on several podcasts where I talk about the creation of the comic and my feelings about recovery.

Downloads!
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To celebrate reaching 2k followers on Instagram, I wanted to share a FREE 10 page coloring booklet! Print this out -- or save it to your computer -- and color these spring-themed pages. If you post them on social media, please tag @soberrabbit on Instagram and Twitter, and @soberrabbitcomic on Facebook! ;)

Donate

I post free comics to Instagram and Facebook three days a week. If you like the comic, aren't a Patreon patron, and haven't bought any merch, but want to help it keep going, please consider donating! I'm a disabled freelance artist who could always use some extra scratch! If you'd rather use another donation format, go here.

Commissions

I'm a freelance artist who primarily works in digital nowadays. If you want to learn more about what I can do, check out my highlight reel here. I regularly design merch for other people, show posters, podcast logos, and the like. If you'd like to hire me, email me please!