The Anxiety Hour

Filthyratbag Is the Viral Artist Drawing the Internet’s Midlife Crisis

18-year-old illustrator Celeste Mountjoy is here to remind you that teen angst is real angst.

by VICE Staff
17 April 2019, 1:37am

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In recent years artist Celeste Mountjoy, best known as Filthyratbag, has amassed a mammoth online following. Her work explores partying, drugs, depression, and relationships—squeezing a lot of humour and heart out of tough topics. But you don’t become the patron saint of bad feelings by 18 without going through some shit.

In this episode of the Anxiety Hour, she moves beyond the drawings to share the mental health battles that inspired her work. And reminds us that despite teen angst being so often trivialised, the struggles we go through when we are young are as real and transformative as any other time.

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