Funny Comics With Unexpected Endings By Scribbly G

Today we’d like for you to see the newest comics from the talented creator Scribbly G, who is a digital artist originally from South Africa but currently living in the United Kingdom. The artist has quite a humorous and ironic way of portraying his ideas in his webcomics. Without further ado, we invite you to scroll down and see the newest works from Scribbly G that will surely put a smile or two on your face!

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“I was hit by a car at 9 years old. I broke my leg and fractured my skull when I broke the guy’s windscreen with my face. I lost my memory for a few years and walked with a limp. I worry that I will lose my memory again one day. The guy that ran me over was the pastor from my church. That was the first sign that the good lord was out to get me and one of the reasons I stopped going to church.

I started making comics as a way to deal with depression. I was on medication for a long time. The meds didn’t fix anything, they just made me not care about being sad. My life was a blur. The best part of my day was when it was finally late enough so I could go to bed without it being weird. I didn’t want to live like that, so I decided to stop all medication and try to find a hobby to bring some joy into my life. I thought back to what I enjoyed as a kid, and what stood out to me was reading comics,” an artist told Bored Panda.

“I thought I’d try to make some comics of my own, even though I’d never drawn anything in my life. I didn’t have much hope that it would help, but I was willing to try anything. Pretty much straight away, my mood started improving, I felt better than I had felt for years. I didn’t think that almost 4 years later I’d still be making comics, but the fear of slipping back into depression or having to go back on medication scares me into making comics. So yeah, I pretty much make comics out of fear. I’d rather die than going back to feeling the way I felt. I believe comics saved my life.”

“I’m still trying to figure out my drawing style. I would say I’m influenced by shows like Rick and Morty and the classic Cartoon Network stuff mixed in with some old style comics. People tell me they like my style, but I don’t even know what it is yet. I still don’t like how my own comics look. I’ve learnt that the more time I spend on making a comic look good, the worse it comes out. I’ve asked a few real cartoonists for advice and they all just tell me to keep doing what I’m doing. So I dunno, fake it till I make it. The weird/dark style of humor though, that comes from some brain injuries and growing up poor with an abusive alcoholic father. I haven’t spoken to him in 14 years, but the one thing I can thank him for is that now I never have to worry about coming up with weird ideas. Thanks Dad!”

Art, in any kind of form, takes a lot of time not only to practice but also to produce. Therefore, Bored Panda asked Scribbly G how long it takes him to fully finish his quirky comics.

“It depends on my mood and how much I hate drawing that day. The ideas take a few seconds and when you’re in the zone, you can’t not have ideas. After a long session of writing ideas, I’ll wake up in the night with more ideas. My brain doesn’t wanna switch off, she’s like, excuse me, here are more of those ideas you wanted. I used to keep a notepad next to the bed to write down all these ideas, but I think I read somewhere that Stephen King says “if an idea is worth having, you won’t forget it.” So I ditched the notepad and now I just try go back to sleep. I never remember any of my midnight ideas, but that probably means they weren’t that good (or Stephen King is a liar). I’ve gone off track there, but yeah, the idea is quick, the drawing is forever. Sometimes the drawing feels like it takes weeks. My watch says it’s only been 2 hours, but it feels like it’s been at least 3 weeks drawing this little 4-panel comic.”

“For the short webcomics, I sit down and I draw 4 panels on the page and see what jokes appear while doodling. For longer comics I write the script first, I write pages and pages of super awesome stories with magical adventures and fantastical characters. I then read the glorious story I created and realize what I’ve written is way too advanced for my current drawing level. So I close the computer, have a little cry, and then go back to practicing drawing in perspective.”

As we mentioned before, sometimes creative work can cause quite a burnout, so Bored Panda asked the artist how he has dealt with that as well.

“I don’t think I’ve ever felt burnt out while making my comics or while writing. What burns me out is learning how to draw and learning the right way to make comics. So many rules. Rules kill creativity. Every so often I take a break from making comics and focus on trying to learn how to draw. I can only focus on learning to draw for about a week before I start feeling like it’s all a waste of time and I should just quit. I wish they could just plug that matrix thing in my head that teaches you how to do stuff instantly. Surely that technology isn’t too far off now… right, Elon?”

They also asked Scribbly G about how people have reacted to his work.

“Mostly positively, but the better a comic does, the more negative comments I get. The ones that reach the front of Reddit always have the most negative comments. I’ve stopped reading the comments on there now. I just post and ghost. Instagram is mostly positive. I do get the occasional ‘i hate you’ comment, but that’s usually from someone who misunderstood the joke. Once someone sent me a message saying they are sending a curse to me and my family, but luckily I don’t think Instagram lets you send curses, so we’re safe.”

“I wasn’t planning on anyone seeing my comics. I really started making comics as a way to deal with my depression. I had been on medication for a few years and the only thing that improved was my ability to gain weight. The meds didn’t fix my problems, they just made me not want to cry all the time. They made me ok with being sad, but I wasn’t happy. I didn’t want to live like that, feeling nothing is not much better than feeling sad. So I decided to stop taking any medication and instead started writing out my feelings and making comics. The first few weeks sucked because the withdrawals from the medication gave me night terrors and I was scared to go to sleep, but after those went away, things started to improve. I noticed the more comics I created, the better I felt. I showed a few of my comics to a friend and he said I should post them online. I didn’t want to because I knew they sucked, but a part of me wanted to see if anyone else in the world would like something I made. I was surprised at how nice people were, most of the time. Back then one negative comment was enough to stop me posting for a few months, but now… I could probably handle like… 3 negative comments. Progress!”

“The first time I tried digital art was when I got the iPad Pro and made my first comic. I used to doodle in my school books and draw little pictures of my teachers, but I’d never really been into anything arty. I did like writing and my English teachers always told me I should write kids books or do poetry, but when my friends made fun of me for that, I kinda lost interest.”

“Honestly… what motivates me to keep making comics is fear of slipping back into depression and being told I need to be on medication again. I wish it was something cool-sounding like the search for beauty or meaning. I struggle to see beauty or meaning in anything. I get through life by trying to make myself laugh. If I can make a few other people laugh along with me, then that’s a bonus, but it’s really just because I know that when I stop laughing I’m gonna stop living.”














































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/funny-comics-with-unexpected-endings-by-scribbly-g/

The Superb Comics About Silly Things And Weird Situations By Will Santino

Will Santino is a cartoonist and illustrator who is famous for his interesting one-panel comics. His short comics are usually black-and-white with some occasional splash of colors. He uses very few words, sometimes he even conveys his ideas without a single word. The artist’s drawing style is minimalistic and he uses silly humor and absurd situations to illustrate his comics.

In a recent interview with Bored Panda, the artist revealed, “I started drawing cartoons during a difficult time in my life, while I was processing grief after a loss. I am inspired by nature, stories, mythology, animals, and books. I like to add more silliness, wonder, whimsy, and absurdity into the world.” Scroll below to read some interesting cartoons by Will Santino.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/11/the-superb-comics-about-silly-things-and-weird-situations-by-will-santino/

“Papriko 420”: A Humorous Art Project For Those Who Are Stoned

“Papriko – Four Twenty” is an art project surrounding cannabis culture and other uplifting stuff by creative studio PAPRIKO Ink., a multi-disciplinary design and art studio based in Switzerland and Japan.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/11/papriko-420-a-humorous-art-project-for-those-who-are-stoned/

Bizarre and Grotesque Illustrations by Alex Gamsu Jenkins

Alex Jenkins is an illustrator and animation director based in south London, where he also grew up and studied Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts.

His influences encompass the cartoons, comics and the Nintendo 64 console games of his youth alongside the art of Giorgio de Chirico, Francesco Goya and Otto Dix. Exploring narrative and critiquing the world around him, Alex’s punchy, unpretentious style has a macabre humour that touches on the surreal and has attracted an impressive range of clients such as Netflix, Vans, Adidas and The New York Times.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/11/bizarre-and-grotesque-illustrations-by-alex-gamsu-jenkins/

“Behind You”: One-Picture Horror Stories That We Do Not Recommend Reading Alone

We’ve all felt it. The feeling of someone behind you when you turn off the light and have to go to the next room, the fear that you’re not alone and someone’s watching you from the dark corner. Or when your heart starts racing while walking alone in the streets at night, afraid that someone’s lurking in the bushes to get you.

That is what this Dublin artist, Brian Coldrick, illustrates in his work. He creates moving images that show all kinds of creepy scenarios that are bound to give you goosebumps and shivers down your spine. With only one image and a few words, Brian manages to tell a story, capture the audience and maybe even make you wonder if someone’s standing behind you right now.

More: Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr h/t: boredpanda

The whole project Brian creates is called ‘Behind You’. Here’s more info about it: “Behind You is an ongoing series of illustrations made by me, Brian Coldrick (hello!) I’d call it a webcomic but there are no panels and each image is essentially a separate story so that might be a stretch. My naive intention is to upload once a week.”

“The whole thing sprung out of my love of horror films and books, and particularly the reading of spooky internet stories. My favorite type of spooky internet story is the real-life account. These barely function as narratives as much as scary scenarios. There are so many gaps in the stories there’s lots of room for the reader to fill them in with their conclusions. This series is essentially my attempt to purposefully do the same.”

“Each page is simply a character with someone, or something, behind them and one line of text. While some of them touch on well-worn horror tropes, none are direct adaptions of existing stories; I guess fairytales and myths, old and new, are fair game. Hopefully, there is some amusing weirdness and genuine creepiness in the mix.”

Brian told Bored Panda about the main goal of his illustrations: “That totally depends on what I’m illustrating. With the ‘Behind You’ series, I’m obviously trying to give the viewer a chill or sometimes a laugh, maybe make them curious about the wider untold story. But I often work on things with a totally different purpose. Cute characters or concept art or storyboards. It’s always nice to have variety!”

The artist shares what got him into art: “Comics, Saturday morning cartoons, films, board games. I suppose like everyone, I drew all the time as a child but I’ve just kept it up. When it came time to try and pick something as a job, it seemed a lot more fun than the other options!”

Brian shares what the most difficult part of creating these illustrations is: “Coming up with the initial idea is always the hardest part. I find I can’t really start until I come up with a good concept but then the concept doesn’t really form in my brain until I’ve started drawing. It’s a catch-22 which just leads to a lot of scratchy rough drawings.”

Brian describes his drawing style and why he chose to do horror: “I suppose I’m fairly comic book-ish generally. For better or worse, I tend to believe the more the better, so I generally layer everything I do with lots of texture and detail. I love the beautiful lived-in clutter of the locations in Studio Ghibli films, so that’s at least one influence I’m always drawing from. I picked horror because it’s is a fun genre with great visuals that can also tackle more serious themes in interesting ways. But mostly it was a excuse to draw monsters!”

“Definitely as a kid. I’m pretty good these days with scary movies and creepy stories because once you’ve seen or read enough, they can become pleasingly familiar rather than truly scary. But every once in a while I’ll see a coat I forgot was hanging at the end of a corridor and jump out of my skin.”

“I think I started creating these illustrations in 2015. My production rate has slowed a lot lately. I was finding it a lot harder to produce new ideas I liked and as a result I was spending more and more time on each one. I haven’t made a new one in quite a while now but with Halloween around the corner, I think it’ll be time to get back to work. What inspires me to keep going forward is: Fun, curiosity, money, jealousy, depression? All of the above.”

Here’s some advice from Brian for those who want to get into arts themselves: “I suppose my only advice would be to start making/doing what it is that interests you. What gets created might not be perfect but it’s better to have made it than have nothing. And then just keep going. You don’t need permission to try.”

“Well, I’m 40 now so I’ve already forgotten most of the journey. I’m originally from Dublin but I moved to the UK about 10 (11?) years ago. No kids but one very small, old and grumpy cat who is snoozing on my lap as I type this.”

“It definitely got some nice reactions and generated some great interest in ‘Behind You.’ It’s still strange to think of someone on the other side of the world interacting with an odd thing I drew in my little office one night,” said Brian when asked if being on Bored Panda before helped him out.










SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/11/behind-you-one-picture-horror-stories-that-we-do-not-recommend-reading-alone/

The Goblins Will Get You If You Don’t Watch Out – 1920s Nightmare Fuel

The monsters under your bed and in the wardrobe are coming to get you in this series of images from the 1920s. ‘The Goblins Will Get You If You Don’t Watch Out’ is a photo story in which a little girl being abducted from her bed by hellish creatures. It becomes even more vivid when you view them their original stereoscopic format.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/the-goblins-will-get-you-if-you-dont-watch-out-1920s-nightmare-fuel/

Artist Sums Up Our Everyday Lives In These Humorous One-Panel Comics

Sometimes one image is enough to convey the message, especially when it comes to comics.

Dennis Goris is a designer, writer, and cartoonist who creates one-panel comics that deliver the important topics worldwide that most of us might’ve had the chance to get familiar with. Of course, his comics are not only for those who are interested to see the news of today’s world portrayed in humorous ways, no, his comics are also for those who would just like a good laugh, as Dennis also makes comics relating to our simple everyday lives.

More: Instagram h/t: boredpanda

“I do a daily commentary on whatever is on my mind. Often it’s the news—especially during covid. Sometimes it’s seasonal — like holidays or Halloween. Other times it’s just an observation of the silliness I see in things. Sometimes I have a clear idea for a message at the start. Sometimes I just start drawing, and a message will emerge,” he told Bored Panda.




































































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/artist-sums-up-our-everyday-lives-in-these-humorous-one-panel-comics/

One-Panel Comics Filled With Absurd Situations And Silly Humor By Tom Falco

We are back again with more silly and fun comics. This time we present Tom Falco. This artist creates old-school, one-panel comics. They are filled with absurd humor and unexpected twists, weird characters, and situations that not many of us run into.

The style that this artist uses is very reminiscent of newspaper comics and there’s something very nostalgic about them. The comics are very simple, but at the same time have quite a lot of detail and expression. The artist enjoys puns and wordplay. He sometimes even includes a little dark humor in his comics.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/one-panel-comics-filled-with-absurd-situations-and-silly-humor-by-tom-falco/

This Illustrator Draws Everyday Situations That Are So Familiar It’s Like Looking in the Mirror

Ashley is an illustrator who knows that sometimes it’s important to laugh at yourself and not take life too seriously. And she likes to share some of the situations that happen to her. They might even be a bit awkward or disappointing, but she manages to turn them into funny comics.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/this-illustrator-draws-everyday-situations-that-are-so-familiar-its-like-looking-in-the-mirror/

Artist Illustrates The Sad Reality Of Animal Cruelty And Shows How Factory Farming Harms Our Planet

Our ocean, land, and the array of species that call it home are succumbing to the poison of plastic. According to the United Nations, at least 800 species worldwide are affected by marine and land debris, and as much as 80 percent of that litter is plastic. It is estimated that up to 13 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year—the equivalent of a rubbish or garbage truck load’s worth every minute.

And the ones that suffer the consequences of this are not only humans themselves, but also animals. To bring some awareness to the state of our planet and its inhabitants, Joan Chan, a comic artist from Hong Kong, started a comic series called “Just Comics.” “Just Comics” is a project that’s meant to educate people and bring awareness about the state of our planet and topics such as factory farming and animal cruelty. Joan hopes that her informative comics can help reduce the suffering of animals that are bred for meat, clothes, etc.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-illustrates-the-sad-reality-of-animal-cruelty-and-shows-how-factory-farming-harms-our-planet/