Meet Friendship Mage, your favorite hero whom you haven’t heard of yet. Created by Martin Rosner, the creative genius behind Hot Paper Comics, this warrior in a blue hat is all about, you guessed it, friendship. And even though Martin’s artistic background consists only of him drawing in his free time, the wholesome adventures of this lovely character are as pleasing as they can get. From mentoring his pupil to finding inner peace, I’m almost certain these strips will put a smile on your face.
“I’d describe my style as very minimalist, with a bit of color and amateurish linework,” Martin told Bored Panda. His strips remind us of War and Peas or C-Casandra in the sense that they’re really compact. “I make comics in 3-4 panels because it’s usually enough to tell the joke or story I have in mind.”
“I touch upon themes of comedy and mental health. I avoid current political topics. I like talking about comedy and mental health, and politics just isn’t something I enjoy,” the artist explained.
Since the young Croatian started creating comics, he’s got the chance to talk to a lot of cool authors as well which really helped him develop as an artist. Extra Fabulous Comics, Mr. Lovestein, and Perry Bible Fellowship being some of them. “I had been reading them for years and talking to them has been surreal,” he said.