W is for Worldly

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My idea for Worldly was to show scenes of people sleeping in different parts of the world. When, where, and how much people sleep says a lot about a culture and I liked thinking about that as I drew this comic. I also like how intimate and vulnerable people are when they’re asleep, especially the “salarymen’” in Japan who would snuggle up next to complete strangers on the morning trains.
— Chloe B. McAlpin, on inspiration for "Worldly: a comic essay"

CHLOE B. MCALPIN is an American writer and hobbyist comic artist. She grew up in Miami, Florida, but currently lives and works in Yokohama, Japan. Chloe is intrigued by unexpected moments of great intimacy and she searches for those moments in the art she consumes.