This year, the most festive season in China was overshadowed by anxiety and fear due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and the subsequent travel bans.
Paradise Systems editor Jason Li writes, "People across the country have taken to social media to share messages of concern, to share tips on staying healthy, and to cheer on the medical workers on the frontlines. Some independent cartoonists have also responded directly to the epidemic, eschewing prosaic happy Year of the Rat illustrations in favor of decidedly more pointed and poignant works."
Jason has translated a number of the responses in his article. You can find all of the translations on this post he wrote for 88 Bar, and a follow up post translating a Dragonball Z fanfic that features over a dozen other cartoonists.