Disney illustrator draws life with two children after the death of his wife, and these pictures tear the soul

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Keeping a diary is a great way to clean up the messy thoughts and emotions that arise in our daily lives, writes BoredPanda. Naturally, if you are an animator at Disney, your diary can take on a visual format, and becomes a “doodle diary”.

This is what former Disney animation professional Gary Andrews started doing on his 54th birthday, being a happily married father of two, documenting the joy of family life with his beautiful wife and children. Unfortunately, the tragedy occurred, and three years ago, Gary became a widower and a single father.


While on a business trip to Canada, Gary Joy’s wife fell ill with the flu. However, it soon became apparent that everything was much more serious, and Gary rushed home to be near his lover. Upon arrival in the UK, he received terrible news: Joy died from sepsis.

Shocked by Joy’s sudden death, Gary struggled to find a way to relive his overwhelming grief. He opened the notebook and allowed his emotions to spill over to the pages.



Gary continued to keep a diary, recorded ups and downs, good days and bad.

3. When you feel that she is protecting you.

He allowed himself to express his feelings. He captured his sadness, longing, but also the joy that children bring to his life a single parent.

4. But hands sometimes are lowered.

Sepsis is a silent killer, and cartoonist Gary hopes to draw attention to the diagnosis of this disease. Its symptoms, including fever, nausea, mottled skin and dizziness, are often mistaken for other diseases and recognized too late. At an early stage, it can be cured with simple antibiotics.

5. When you tell her how your day was.

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