David Daneman has a lot to say with his comic series The DaneMen, but it turns out that silence is his strongest storytelling technique.


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What is a 'silent comic,' you might ask? Usually, comic strips are defined by their text boxes and thought bubbles which allow you to 'hear' the drawn characters' thoughts and words. The DaneMen, however, gets ideas across with visuals alone. Daneman follows a unique process - he photographs himself, traces the image using a photo editor, and turns the resultant drawing into a cartoon.

It might all sound like a pretty complicated way to make a simple comic, but when you see the lifelike facial expressions Daneman's sketch-self exhibits, you'll wonder why you ever settled for stick figures. The Montreal-based illustrator may be a jack-of-all-trades of sorts, previously studying film at the University of Kansas, graphic design at Vancouver Community College, and teaching English in South Korea, but comics are clearly his true passion. Experience The DaneMen for yourself below!

More info: David Daneman, Facebook, Twitter, Webtoon, Patreon

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Isabel Tamayo 2 weeks ago

Well, that's a good time.

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Yassin Haussler 2 weeks ago

haha i understood it the second time i looked at it

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Marzo Florida 2 weeks ago

I hate when this happens on the weekend

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Yassin Haussler 2 weeks ago

Couldnt be more true...

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Shauday Smith 2 weeks ago

i like his commitment to the vacation.

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Isabel Tamayo 2 weeks ago

Haha ideal job!

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Stille20 2 weeks ago

I like that every character in his comics is him, especially in this one. I think it plays better. Less "what's wrong with you", more "what's wrong with us"

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Aahzmandus Pervect 2 weeks ago

I always had this problem when studying.

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ConfusedPanda 2 weeks ago

Spot on

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cyberbird 2 weeks ago

That cut will leave a frightening scar.

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