Have you ever just looked at a comic character and been sure that this is your comic world doppelganger? You sure have. Comics have this thing about them; you can relate to them on a deeper level than you can relate to the posts on Word Porn. That said, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite comic artists who always manage to capture how we feel, portray the things we do and the things we think. God bless these comic artists for putting forward the true picture of how we humans roll; the silly side that is not deep or serious all the time.
Sarah Anderson’s comics feature a girl who is all things “us.” She’s so relatable, you could think that it is you. This cartoonist knows how to engage people despite her illustrations being pretty simple. She doesn’t need too much detailing to get her point across. Her comic series are always a hit, the 24-year-old is also the winner of this year’s Best Graphic Novels & Comics category on Goodreads.
Oh, and she has her own merch collection too for those who love art and casual yet cool style. If you’re lucky you can meet her at a Comic-Con signing interviews somewhere in the world. The best part? For her, it all started with sharing art on social media and slowly gaining recognition. Today, she has 2.1m followers on Instagram. Sarah calls her work “semi-autobiographical” for it follows her and her friends’ adventures.
When asked about her main character’s name, in an interview with Things in Squares, she said, “I think technically the character’s name is Sarah. I mean, she’s me. But I try not to use her name because I feel like people project themselves onto her. People always write things like, ‘This is so me.’ I feel like calling her Sarah within the panels has this strange effect of making her more of an individual and less relatable.”
Here is another comic artist you can easily relate to. Cassandra’s comics are detailed and downright beautiful. It’s very obvious from her work that she pours a lot of effort into each piece. She also has an online store on Society6. This illustrator and graphic designer is based in Montreal, Canada. Her comics are hilarious and surprisingly, frustration is a major source of inspiration for her.
In an interview with Neatorama, the artist said, “If something annoys me or drives me mad, I will draw it. But I will always draw it in a humorous way since I enjoy laughing at myself and my flaws.” Even if you have heard her name for the first time, you have definitely come across her work without realizing it’s hers.
Her comics have been featured on several places online. Her Instagram boasts a following of 1.4m followers. She has also revealed that for her it all started with drawing on furniture. Cute but a nuisance for parents. Cassandra has told fans that she has been drawing since childhood, “I am not exaggerating when I say that I’ve been drawing all my life.”
Adam Ellis aka adamtots
Say hello to another fav comic artist of ours. Adam Ellis aka adamtots is a Buzzfeed author and cartoonist. Adam makes crazy cool comics that are detailed with color and shadows and loves cats. Two prominent things his art has gathered are 888k followers on Instagram and hate for using templates. Adam supposedly posted his first comic in 2014.
People have accused the comic artist of copy-pasting stuff and for his characters being more or less static. However, we still believe that if you don’t like someone’s work there is always the unfollow button. The guy is not stealing someone else’s hard work after all. His works are funny and that is what matters. Plus, it is obvious, he knows art. Also, he has his own apparel store on teepublic.com.
The latest addition to the GoComics family, Andy P. is the creative mind behind the Ice Cream Sandwich Comics. His work is as zany as the name of his comics. If you are bored and in a slightly dark mood, his comics can cheer you up with their goofiness immediately. He also has a Youtube channel. From his comics, it’s obvious that he is a gamer.
Andy just joined the world of webcomics last year. In an interview with GoComics, he said, “Yeah this is the first proper run of a comic for me. I’ve been doodling comics for a long time. It was my medium of choice when first learning to draw, decoration on the sides of my homework, a replacement for lecture notes, a distraction from work. It was only last year when I decided to make them digitally and expose them to the internet tubes.”
Catana of Catana Comics is all things cute! Her comics are inspired by her relationship with her boyfriend, John. There is something about her artwork, it gives these warm and fuzzy vibes. If you don’t have a boyfriend, you’ll want to get one. Even if you hate men. In an interview with Saratoga, Catana said that most of her comics are “word-for-word conversations” of the couple.
In the same interview, Catana also gave some great advice to all the couples out there. She said, “Relationships are all about putting in as much effort as you want back! John and I are always so much on the same page about things, we’ll often even say things at the same time. It’s lame, I know.”
She further said, “I think the most important part of a relationship is what we were taught in first grade, treat your significant other the way you want them to treat you. Except in first grade, it was with friends… you get the point.” Like us, Catana also loves Sarah and Cassandra’s comics. Oh, and you can also shop her merch and her prints. Also, she does sidewalk art too.