"The Days After My Account Was Blocked," by Monkee. Originally published on February 1st, 2020.
Regarding this comic, Monkee writes, "During the outbreak, I spent a lot of time on WeChat discussing all kinds of injustices that were occurring. Then one morning my friends and I all received notices that we had been permanently banned from WeChat. Many other people also received this message, including doctors on the front lines. I drew this in hopes that people will continue to speak out."
[Image description: A rough pencil drawing of multiple figures holding or using their phones. Next to each of them is a block of text that reads "Sorry, access to this WeChat account is permanently restricted due to suspected illegal activities including the spreading of malicious rumors."]
Comic by Monkee
Translation and design by Xinmei Liu
Foreword and editing by Xinmei Liu, R. Orion Martin, and Jason Li
Originally published by Art Book China as part of their Apple a Day series