It may be exposing weaknesses in our society, but the coronavirus is also bringing out the best in artists. As the crisis deepens, animators and illustrators are responding to it with inventive home-made works, whether out of boredom, a sense of social duty, or a flourishing of inspiration in turbulent times.
We’re republishing an entirely subjective selection of coronavirus art below. If you’ve spotted a work that you think belongs here, let us know in a comment at the bottom of the page or on our social media accounts.
Dave Stofka, a freelance animator and website developer living in Ohio, created an affectionate parody of classic sitcom Laverne & Shirley, replacing the characters with his state’s governor Mike DeWine and health director Amy Acton. At the time of writing, the video has clocked up almost a million views on Youtube and over a million on Facebook in two days: