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Funny comic reveals the dilemmas of freelance life

This article was originally published in 2017.

Who doesn't want to go freelance? You get to set your own schedule, enjoy working from home (opens in new tab) in the comfort of your pyjamas, and possibly make more money than you would in conventional employment. What's more, you'll be able to complete those personal projects you've been putting off, right? Yeah, about that...

Turns out the freelance life isn't the fast track to personal creative satisfaction that you might think it is. In this brilliant comic from Norwegian illustrator Cathrine Luzette (opens in new tab), the circle of productivity despair many freelancers encounter is beautifully brought to life.

One minute freelancers are punching the air because they've finished their commission, the next they're in a panic as they try to score their next gig. It's a struggle we're sure lots of freelancers can relate to, but it's not often we see it illustrated so wonderfully as in Luzette's comic. Check it out below.

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Dom Carter
Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.