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I Reimagine My Family In The Style Of Vincent Van Gogh

I’m Frank Page, a cartoonist who has an interesting ongoing project. Each day I post a work of art in the style of a different artist or artistic movement. My subject? My family, pets, and character Bob the Squirrel.

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Here Are 30 New Funny Comics By Chris Hallbeck

Everybody appreciates beautifully drawn comics, but as some comics prove again and again, however nice it may be, it’s not necessary. The hooks, punchlines, and sinkers are the building blocks that make a comic great. Today’s example is no other than that of Chris Hallbeck, whose comics are as simple as a circle and a rectangle. But don’t underestimate them, they have everything that a good comic needs: funny situations, unexpected twists, wholesome things, and most importantly, a neat and tight story expressed in just a few strips.

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Airline Returns Lost Buzz Lightyear To Its 2-Year-Old Owner With Heartwarming Proof Of His Travels

Losing a toy is never a pleasant feeling, especially if you’re a 2-year-old and the toy is a big talking Buzz Lightyear action figure, which, face it, anyone would cry (at the very least) if they had lost it because Buzz is awesome.

Well, the two may have been separated, but it wasn’t long until Buzz returned, and it wasn’t just any return, but a return from an adventure of his own, as evident by the contents found in the package that he returned in.

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This Legendary Cartoonist’s Comics Are Just What You Need To Brighten Your Day (30 Pics)

Mark Parisi is a New England-born artist who has been creating funny Off the Mark comic strips for nearly 34 years now. During these years, the artist has created over 10,000 cartoons, and they’re still as cheeky and accurate as they were when they first came out.

In a recent interview with Bored Panda, Mark said he knew he wanted to cartoon ever since he could hold a crayon. Some of his biggest inspirations were American cartoonist Charles M. Schulz and MAD magazine, although it wasn’t until he saw Gary Larson’s comics that he knew what type of comics he should be doing. “Now I’m inspired by everything that happens in life, from pets to pop culture to pandemics,” revealed the artist.

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30 Short Comics With Unexpected Endings By Ben Zaehringer

Berkeley Mews is a funny short comic series started by artist Ben Zaehringer all the way back in 2009. The artist’s comics are hardly ever longer than four panels, and always end in funny twists that will make you burst out laughing.

In an earlier interview with Bored Panda, Ben said he has been doing cartoon drawings for as long as he can remember. He says that his mother’s cousin, Steve Moore, is a cartoonist, so Ben thought of cartooning as a vocation right away. “My first comics were all in the style of newspaper comic strips, like FoxTrot and Peanuts, only bad instead of good,” joked the artist. Lucky for us, Ben’s comics only got better with time, and nowadays he has hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world.

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15 More Of The Hilarious Comics With Unexpectedly Dark Endings By ‘Perry Bible Fellowship’

If you haven’t been living under a rock and have been on the internet for a while, you probably know this artist who has been sharing his whimsical and dark ideas in the form of comics for a decade now. If it looks new, you will definitely be converted to the fellowship after reading this post. Nicholas Gurewitch, the mastermind behind the Perry Bible Fellowship comics, isn’t afraid to tackle serious and controversial topics and taboo material wrapped in grim comedy.

Dark humor is a brilliant way to talk about all the obscure and sometimes ridiculous aspects of the world we live in. Thinking out of the box results in witty comics with unexpected twisted endings that might leave you feeling guilty for laughing in the end.

Scroll down to see new comics from the legendary Perry Bible Fellowship, and check out our previous post for a dark dessert!

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Not only are the endings of these comics unexpected, but so are the style and characters. Versatility and uniqueness of artwork is one of the reasons The Perry Bible Fellowship stands out. The talented artist has drawn all that the idea requires: from minimalist human figures that barely have any facial features and complexity to beautiful watercolor scenes, colorful cartoons, and detailed multi-panel stories. Gurewitch uses people, animals, fantastical and fairy-tale characters, nature, food, and everyday household and other inanimate objects as subjects of his comics, which leaves us intrigued for every new strip.

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The Perry Bible Fellowship developed from Syracuse University student newspaper The Daily Orange, which was the first newspaper to have comics. Besides the early artwork of Gurewitch, it consisted of comics by many renowned cartoonists such as Vaughn Bode, Brad Anderson, and Robb Armstrong.

“I started the comics for my student newspaper in college, after a brief period trying to be a journalist for the same newspaper. I just like making people think differently about things. It’s a fetish of mind to share confusion. Because wonder grows there,” Gurewitch told Bored Panda.

Over the years, The Perry Bible Fellowship has gained a cult following of 307k dark humor lovers on Instagram and over 141k followers on Facebook.

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Gurewitch has received multiple prestigious awards for The Perry Bible Fellowship, such as the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic in 2005 and 2006. The Perry Bible Fellowship has also won the Web Cartoonist’s Choice Award for outstanding comic two years in a row: in 2006 and 2007. The famous webcomic has also received eight Web Cartoonist’s Choice Awards in various categories and the 2007 Harvey Award for “Best Online Comics Work.” In July 2008, the collection of hilarious cartoons “The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories” won an Eisner Award.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Perry Bible Fellowship, earlier this year, Dark Horse released a special comprehensive Almanack collection of Nicholas’s comics. It features every comic strip released between 2004 and 2007 and tons of exclusive comics and sketches that can’t be found online. Check out 256 pages of pure twisted entertainment that never gets old here!

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If a little darkness can brighten up your day, you should also check out our most recent post with comics with unexpected twists by Dogs On The 4th, dark humor-infused War and Peas, or funny comics that will make you go “wait… what?” by Tony esp. They all prove that humor you don’t see coming is the best kind of humor!

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33 Funny Comics About Quarantining With Your Family By Hedger Humor

Over the past few weeks, strict social distancing rules have grounded 40 million Californians to a halt. Cartoonist Adrienne Hedger is one of them. Together with her husband and their two teenage daughters, Adrienne is doing her part in fighting the coronavirus and staying at home. Naturally, the quarantine and all that comes with it have disrupted the flow of the family’s everyday life. So to make peace with these difficult times, the artist behind Hedger Humoris turning her experiences into comics.

From changes in shopping trips to new and not-so-productive workout routines, each of these strips is receiving thousands of likes and people can’t stop commenting on how they find their own families in them. Continue scrolling to check out the amusing stories and Bored Panda‘s interview with Adrienne herself.

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Laugh Fan12 hours agoMy husband being home all the time has tripled the mess! I’m not sure how. He’s pulling his weight tidying and cleaning so HOW is he managing it??

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All things considered, Adrienne said the quarantine has changed her family’s lives in both big and little ways. “One big change is that we actually get to see our 16-year-old,” the artist told Bored Panda. “She got her driver’s license last summer, and after that she was always out and about. We would worry about her, hoping she was driving safely and we would check in to see where she was. Now we don’t have to wonder where she is. She’s right next to us on the couch, wearing the same pajamas she wore yesterday.”

“Another big change is how we’re perceiving time. We’ve lost all sense of what day it is, and even what time it is. It will routinely be late afternoon and the kids will think it’s like 11am. There’s a cartoon where Claire says she has an assignment due April 13, but she doesn’t even know when that is.”

A Lazy Spider9 hours agoIf you eat something crunchy you could technically say you’re doing crunches

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A small change, on the other hand, is that they’re eating a lot more leftovers. “We want to limit our trips to the store, so we plan meals that can last over several days. Very often, the answer to ‘What’s for dinner?’ is ‘Think back to what we had last night.’ Sometimes I try to present the idea of leftovers in an exciting way. Like I’ll say, ‘Tonight is a celebration of Mexican food!’ and the kids are like, ‘We’re having tacos again?’

Also, tasks that were fast are taking the family a lot longer now. Adrienne believes it could be because they’re really distracted by the news and they’re spending more time calling loved ones. Nonetheless, it’s weird because, even though they aren’t going anywhere, it’s hard to get much done in a day. “It’s like we’re moving in slow motion or in a fog or something. The kids said they are feeling this with their schoolwork as well. It’s taking longer than usual to get things done,” she said.

Hermione Granger12 hours agoWorst possible time to have spring allergies.

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“Things were especially weird and difficult right after everything was canceled and the self-isolation began,” Adrienne explained. “One morning, early on in the self-isolation, Kate just sat on her bed for hours, drinking a vitamin C beverage and staring into space. Another time, I came upon Claire, sitting in the kitchen by the oven. She was staring at a drawer, waiting for the oven to heat up. Later, I sat on the couch for a long time, just petting the dog and asking him, ‘What’s happening?’ No one was quite sure what to do.”

Jef Bateman13 hours agoIn my neighborhood a lot of people quit saying “hi” because of the risk of spraying germs. We just kind of wave.

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Their new everyday life is testing the family’s patience with each other. “The other morning, Kate announced that she was ‘very annoyed’ with all of us. I told her, ‘It’s way too early in the day to be veryannoyed. Try being mildly annoyed right now, and then let that build throughout the day.'”

Adrienne said the kids drive each other crazy by simply chewing ice, slurping through a stray, burping… They even got in a big fight the other day about whether or not it was possible to hold in a burp.

Hermione Granger12 hours ago(edited)Chocolate please!

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“Jack is busy working, but I’m noticing that the kids and I are starting to lose the will to be productive. When self-isolation first started, the kids were exercising every day, painting and just being active in general. Now, they’re mostly lying around. The other day, they made cupcakes and they told me, ‘We whisked the batter, and that counts as being active today.’ But I’m no better. Instead of exercising, I ate two of the cupcakes.”

A Lazy Spider9 hours agoI didn’t even wake up on time today. Or yesterday. Or…uh… ever.

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Managing their supplies is an issue, too. “We’ve been trying to be careful about our supplies, such as toilet paper. But one day, early on in the self-isolation, Claire bumped a fresh roll of toilet paper into the (thankfully, clean) toilet bowl,” Adrienne recalled. “The roll of toilet paper was soaked, but I left it out to dry because I was worried we might run out. It dried, but it was all shriveled up and weird. Looking at it, Kate said, ‘What we’ve learned about toilet paper is that it’s not meant to get wet and then dry.'”

Also, the family is seeing sharp differences in keeping the house clean. “My husband is a very neat and tidy person. The kids and I are not. For example, we will keep stacking things on the trash and pushing it down until it clearly needs to be taken out. But we won’t take it out. Then Jack will come in and say, ‘No one thought to take this out?!’ It’s exasperating to him. Issues like this, that used to only emerge on the weekend, are now happening more frequently.”

Jef Bateman13 hours agoThis is why it’s hard to get anything worthwhile done.

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However, the upside of isolation is that little things becoming exciting. For example, Adrienne’s family looks forward to picking out a restaurant for take-out on Fridays. Also, their friend arranges a trivia game every Friday evening on Zoom, so that’s something they look forward to as well. Another friend loaned them a puzzle, and that was quite something as well. The kids tried to make cake pops, and even though they looked terrible, they tasted good, and the whole experience was also exciting.

“We also come together as a family each night to watch a show,” Adrienne said. “Right now, we’re watching The Great British Baking Show. It’s pleasant family time, and it gives us something to look forward to all day. On Saturdays, we watch a movie. It takes us a long time to agree on which one, but a movie is something we look forward to.”

“Food is playing a big role in our coping these days. I did, however, draw the line when the kids wanted to make edible cookie dough for breakfast.”

Dilly Millandry11 hours agoBanish the clumsy one! The weak can’t bring us down! 😁

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Making cartoons has been Adrienne’s main way of coping during this “crazy time”. It allows her to focus, and keeps her from worrying. Finally, when she posts a strip and sees people commenting, commiserating with each other, and sharing their own stories, it really comforts her as well. “We’re all in this together, and together we will get through it,” the artist added.

Luckily for the family, there are signs that California’s early adoption of shelter-at-home policies may be paying off, with hospitals spared from being hit as hard as in New York City, the center of the pandemic.

Laugh Fan12 hours agoNah – that’s not weird. What’s weird is admitting it to mum instead of just having a few sneaky spoonfuls.

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Laugh Fan12 hours agoHappy birthday must have become the most common ear-worm by now.

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Capermom9 hours agoThat’s exactly what I’m doing when I watch a movie… Sigh.

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Jef Bateman13 hours agoGive that kid a cell phone.

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Amanda Sherland11 hours agoThe first one! I grabbed a bag of salad and it was brown but then I couldn’t put it back, people would freak out- so i bought it. *Sigh* the struggle is real.

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Laugh Fan12 hours agoNo. It’s about 5 years surely?

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Laugh Fan12 hours agoSo has a lot of skin…

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JazzyRuns128 hours agolol! I did this all the time as a kid!

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Laugh Fan12 hours agoGASP! But you have it on the holder the Wrong Way Round! Unless you have a cat… or a puppy.

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Hermione Granger12 hours agoYes it would little doggy. Yes it would.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel13 hours ago(edited)We all had cake for breakfast one day last week.

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Dilly Millandry11 hours agoYep… tonight’s special.

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Lavender Brown13 hours agoYes.

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DKS 0018 hours agoI’ve never craved a nasty McDonald’s burger as much as I do now

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Ice cube7 hours agome too!

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反社会的7 hours agothe next time someone renegades in front of me i swear i will piss in their milkshake

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel13 hours agoWhy are they even bothering to wear shoes?

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kitcats12 hours agowe ran out of ice cream last night and we couldn’t bare the thought of not having any so I had to go on an emergency trip just to get ice cream

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Isaiah Douglass12 hours agoLol that’s so me

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Ice cube7 hours agome

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Amanda Sherland11 hours agoAt my house it’s, “Mom, I need your help!”, every 2 minutes.

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I have no clue8 hours agoI choose cats

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Freya the Wanderer10 hours agoMy phone provider has increased my maximum screen time in response to the pandemic.

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30 Cheeky Illustrations By Cartoonist Will McPhail

Will McPhail is a cartoonist working for The New Yorker, a world-famous American magazine started all the way back in 1925. Believe it or not, just a decade ago Will was a zoology student doodling his lecturers instead of studying and even though he graduated, he decided to radically change his career path and pursued a cartoonist’s career.

The artist spent his days in various coffee shops and libraries around Edinburgh, analyzing and illustrating peoples’ behavior before eventually landing a job at The New Yorker. Nowadays he submits 8 to 10 fresh ideas for the magazine every week. “The best I can do is to find an area that I want to do a cartoon on and accept the stage – then hope that my sense of humor moonwalks on to that stage,” said Will in an interview with BBC.

“Your sense of humor is accumulated throughout your whole life, up to the point when your pencil touches paper; you’ve just got to hope it shows up,” said the artist. “The reason why I’m decent at drawing cartoons is because I wasn’t very attractive in high school, so I developed a sense of humor as a deflection from that.”

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Even though The New Yorker is based in, well, New York, Will chose to stay in Scotland. The artist says the country has a draw on him and creative people in general. “It’s my job to capture all different walks of life, the idiosyncrasies of life, and Edinburgh and Scotland have got a plethora of different classes and niches of people,” said Will. “There’s all sorts of fascinating social avenues you can go down and find people from all backgrounds. It’s super inspirational when it comes to coming up with ideas.”

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The artist mentioned that he was pressured into choosing a “realistic” career path since he was young but eventually realized he didn’t need permission to be creative. Nowadays Will encourages others to follow their dream careers too: “Education is a good thing – but I think a lot of the time, people feel like they need some sort of academic permission to be creative, and you don’t, you can just do it.”

See more of Will’s creative comics in the gallery below!

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I Fell In Love With Van Gogh’s Story And Paintings As A Teenager, Here Are My 60 Illustrations Of His Life

My name is Alireza Karimi Moghaddam. I’m a cartoonist and illustrator. I was born in Iran and currently live in Lisbon.

As a teenager, I fell in love with Van Gogh’s life story and paintings. His style, colors, and lifestyle inspired me. I followed almost all the books and movies that have been made about Van Gogh, and I immersed myself in the love of his life.

For me, Van Gogh is not only a painter and a genius artist but a way of life. He is not a frustrated and distressed model but a symbol of love, humanity, and altruism. I understand and propagate it from a different perspective, and on the contrary to a prevailing traditional view, I would like a different Van Gogh to be a Van Gogh for everyone.

My cartoons show that Van Gogh’s life was all about beauty and love. It might have had a bitter ending, but it was inspiring for the future.

More info: Instagram | fancyvangogh.com | twitter.com

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I Illustrate My Therapy Process To Show People It Can Get Better (10 Pics)

My name is Mardou, I’m a cartoonist and author of graphic novels. For the past year, I’ve been sharing short comics that explore the therapy process. I had to get comfortable with talking about uncomfortable things – my upbringing, growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness teen, my parents’ divorce, parenting my child, and the things that trigger me are just a few topics I’ve looked at.

It’s taken a while to get comfortable with sharing personal stories, but the response has been positive and accepting, and my readership has been steadily growing. I’d love to share this work with others who are struggling with difficult emotions or family histories.

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