Once Upon a Workday

Encouraging Tales of Resilience

Humorous and heartwarming tales of resilience, self-care, and mental health from the popular webcomic War and Peas.

Told in rhyming verse and delightful comic illustrations, these stories cover everything from heartache and personal growth to creative burnout and searching for the elusive perfect email signature. 

While the groundbreaking Webcomic duo War and Peas is famous for their dark style of humor, they decided to try something more poetic and purposeful to inspire their millions of readers during challenging times. So they created the short story “A Job is a Job“ and published it online. It got so much attention and praise that the authors decided to make an entire collection of inspirational illustrated stories for adults.

These stories of heartache, self-doubt, family conflict, and employment help turn the struggle of becoming an adult in today’s world into something playful, punny, and profound. Once Upon a Workday will console and inspire the burnt-out professional in all of us. 

About the Author

Elizabeth Pich and Jonathan Kunz are comics artists who live and work in Saarbrücken, Germany. Pich and Kunz met at art school, and began their collaboration in 2011. What started out as a blog for silly doodles and nonsensical comics eventually turned into a weekly comic strip with an enthusiastic and rapidly growing fan base. War and Peas strips give a funny look at different types of situations, mostly dealing with unfulfilled desires, humans and technology, and generally have a sad twist ending. The authors write together and usually alternate drawing.

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