Roeya Pazandah goes by the handle @manic.penelope on Instagram, and I’ve been delighted by her technicolor pop surrealist artworks in my feed for a while now. I can’t remember how I stumbled across her profile, but I was immediately drawn in by how weird and awesome her work is. Each piece tells the story of the character perfectly. Each one has a fully fleshed-out narrative written out in colored pencils. Every piece makes me envision a graphic novel starring a strange demon/alien/punk/insect hybrid person who navigates their strange world by not giving a fuck. I don’t know what Pazandah’s plan is for these, but personally I want them to be up on white walls for sale, on t-shirts and record covers, and in zines or comics. Check out some of my recent favorites and make sure to follow her!