As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread at an alarming speed, many countries have remained under lockdowns and called for the public to wear face masks at all times.
In a bid to help spread virus-prevention messages in creative new ways, a Japanese manga artist has designed two separate posters depicting a “fickle cat and a hygienic dog,” according to foreign media reports.
這位日本插畫家，Takayuki Mizushina (水科孝之) 於推特上分享自己的作品，並在貓咪的插畫上寫道：「貓咪拒絕服從。你們加油！」，而狗的海報則寫：「狗狗也可以！大家一起來！」
The Japanese cartoonist, Takayuki Mizushina, promoted his comic on Twitter, with “Cats Won’t Do It. Good Luck People!” for the cat, virus-prevention poster and “Dogs Can Too! Come on Everyone!” for the dog poster.
According to the original post, the artist wrote that anyone who liked the posters could go to local 7-11 and Family Marts in Japan to download, print, distribute and display them.
Both illustrations have been well-received by social media users as many quickly commented that they were going to put it up at their workplace, while others added that the “cat” version really brought out its characteristics.
The light comic also succeeded in smoothing out the seriousness of the situation in Japan while still conveying the correct message as one social media user wrote that after seeing it on the street, they found it to be soothing, rather than the usual sense of gloom.