Books + Comics

Sunday Comic: Taking a Nap

An animation about the joy of inaction.

Ola Szmida is an Alice Munro fan and a drawing addict. As a child, she wanted to work for the Walt Disney Company, but as a grownup she prefers to run her one-person studio, Ollywood. You can see more of her work here.

This animation uses sounds from Freesound, including “SleepingBeauty” by Acclivity, “Yawn 1” by OwlStorm, “Bedsheets Ruffle” by Cmorris035, “23” by Adcbicycle, “Turning Pages” by Pogotron, “Sea Waves” by Eelke, “Inside Train Wagon” by Caquet, “Japanese News” by Dementan.


  • beansprout June 1st, 2014 1:05 PM

    this video is 2 real rn *falls asleep on keyboard* [pojdfaaadddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

  • herdinthehalls June 1st, 2014 2:29 PM

    This is adorable, especially the one where the guy drops the phone and the party one!

  • Monq June 1st, 2014 4:51 PM

    Afternoon naps are always a good option, especially on a Sunday!


  • hanalady June 1st, 2014 7:40 PM

    i love this! i really appreciate that rookie publishes stuff like this, that’s funny and and artistic and not super flashy or trying to be anything it’s not. it’s so different than the stuff i find anywhere else on the internet

  • Me_Magalloway June 1st, 2014 9:18 PM

    This video warmed my cockles. It reminds me of laying on warm floorboards under the sun, or looking out the window in class for an hour straight. Everything slows down, and time takes a little break. Love this.

  • rosalielimm June 2nd, 2014 10:13 AM

    this is really cute and originally drawn :) i think that doing nothing is underrated nowadays because not many people are able to enjoy it anymore, they just get bored.

    but maybe, i shouldn’t have watched this right before studying – my desire to take a nap is unbearable now!

    Lost in my mind

  • Pattymafu June 3rd, 2014 8:37 AM

    I feel like taking a nap now. Just had a horrible day cause my exams went awfull, i need to sleep. This is perfect.

  • amescs June 3rd, 2014 4:57 PM

    omg!! this is the best and made me yawn multiple times

    • amescs June 3rd, 2014 4:59 PM

      im just reading this back and it kinda sounds like i’m saying it is boring but NOOO that is not what i meant at all <3 <3