OXYTOCIN: A Comic by Lauren Weinstein - Mutha Magazine


Published on August 1st, 2014 | by Lauren Weinstein


OXYTOCIN: A Comic by Lauren Weinstein



I must have been trippin’ on Oxytocin withdrawal when I wrote that comic.  Ramona was 18 months, and suddenly I had A LITTLE time to myself to do my own work.  I thought “I WAS MAKING EXCUSES FOR NOT WORKING BEFORE?”  Dude, I had no time before, and there was someone attached to my boob sucking all my creative energy out (that’s only a slight exaggeration).  I hereby absolve myself for not making more work for the the first 18 months of my daughter’s life.  I also absolve anyone else who is in the same boat. 

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About the Author

Lauren Weinstein is a cartoonist, illustrator and painter. She has published three books: Girl Stories, Inside Vineyland and Goddess of War. Her work has been included in The Best American Comics, An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Kramer’s Ergot, and The Graphic Canon. She has won and been nominated for an Ignatz. Her comic “Carriers” was also nominated for Slate‘s studio prize for Cartoonists and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Clients include Nautil.us, The New York Times, Glamour, and The Paris Review. She is currently working on a teenage memoir tentatively entitled, How To Draw A Nose.

One Response to OXYTOCIN: A Comic by Lauren Weinstein

  1. Ciara says:

    oh, hey! my daughter is also named ramona. when i weaned her, i had crazy insane anxiety, probably because of the sudden drop in all those lactation hormones. i really wish someone had warned me about that. i’ve since talked with several moms who got walloped by anxiety after they weaned, & none of us knew it was kind of a common reaction.

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