Chrostin, the comic personality behind Belgium-based illustrator Christina De Witte, is a character to reckoned with.
From her obsession with snacks to her passive attention to beauty standards, Chrostin is seriously all of us just trying to (occasionally) win at life.
The 20-year-old told Revelist that she’s drawn and illustrated her entire life, but started as a professional illustrator for a Dutch magazine last year. De Witte captions her comics in both Dutch and English, though she really likes her native tongue for creating the puns in her work.
“I was a bit afraid in the beginning, because working in a language other than yours, always holds a risk. Spelling mistakes are easily made,” De Witte said. “On the other hand, universal situations are very recognizable so people understand and relate to them them really quick, in Dutch and English.”
Chrostin is like a cartoon version of De Witte. De Witte loves drawing her alter ego’s everyday life, school, family, friends, boyfriends, holidays — but she does see Chrostin as more of a feminist than she herself is.
“She's a open minded, careless young lady who fully accepted the way she looks. However, I wish I was as careless as she is,” De Witte said.
Though De Witte used to receive rude comments about her work, she doesn’t care much for haters now a year into her professional work. Instead, she wants to focus her time and energy on her fans.
“I want them to remember it's ok to be a complete mess sometimes. I want them to know they're human, and that's perfectly fine," De Witte said.
Take a look through a few of De Witte's witty works — Chrostin's struggles are so real it legitimately hurts.