Simpsons Animator Illustrates Awkward Everyday Lives Of Lovable Animals, Amasses 619k Instagram Followers

When she's not working on The Simpsons, artist Liz Climo (previously here and here) is expanding her charmingly quirky animal kingdom. According to her, it's "a place where grizzly bears, porcupines, rabbits, and anteaters all grapple with everyday life with wit and humor." We learn a lot about human interaction through her characters, and it's these master-level anthropomorphizations that keep us fully engaged in Liz's work. I mean, who wouldn't be interested in how armadillos make fast-and-easy Halloween costumes? Or how dinosaurs deal with their inquisitive children? "The ingenious ways that animal friends can work together to ensure their juice is always freshly squeezed."

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Lemur 6 months ago

A very good boy, indeed!

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Bored Phoenix 6 months ago

“Sorry Son”

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Nini Meow 6 months ago

The big picture ?

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"The staff of The Simpsons are like family," Liz told Female First. "Many of them have been on the show since the beginning and still have such love for it. On my first day of work, I remember being embarrassed because I had a Homer Simpson sticker on my car, and I figured everyone there would be "too cool" for that sort of thing. But then, as I walked through the halls, I noticed all the Simpsons toys, posters, and memorabilia that everyone had in their cubicles and I realized that this was a group of people who took great pride in their work."

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A B C 6 months ago

Adorable!

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A B C 6 months ago

Never leave your comrades behind!

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Withnail 6 months ago

Haha, kitty dressed as a cucumber! Why are *some cats afraid of cucumbers? *Mine are not.

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As for her personal work, Liz said that her inspiration comes from everyday interactions with friends and the people around her, and from animals. "Even if I don't have an idea for a comic, sometimes just looking at pictures of animals will give me inspiration. There are so many different kinds with different physical attributes (and sometimes, limitations) that the possibilities for situational comedy are sort of endless."

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Hans 6 months ago

I particularly like the one with the "arms, arms" gesture...can relate!

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Lemur 6 months ago

Me, totally me

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Monday 6 months ago

This is adorable

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Most of her characters can be found in her book The Little World of Liz Climo. "It [includes] about 100 comics from my blog and 40 new, book-exclusive comics," the artist told Female First. "Many of the new comics were done when I was 9 months pregnant, which should give you a ridiculous visual of a very awkward me hunched over my computer screen."

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MsM 6 months ago

super cute <3

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spacemanfromthe80s 6 months ago

Aw man, that's sweet...

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When she started doodling her animal kingdom, the response was 'pretty modest.' However, it was much more positive than she'd ever expected. "I'd get a few likes and re-blogs here and there, and I was thrilled and surprised with each one. It wasn't until March 2012 (about 3 months after I started the blog) that it started getting more attention. I posted a tortoise and hare comic, which suddenly started getting a bunch of attention and helped me gain a lot of new Tumblr followers."

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Janine B. 6 months ago

Aaawww, I want them all!!!

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Biljana Malesevic 6 months ago

The Goat is not wrong.

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Marc 6 months ago

If you can't eat them, invite them over for pizza!

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Janine B. 6 months ago

Awww, that's really cute.

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Withnail 6 months ago

"Ray" Charles.

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Marc 6 months ago

Well, our cats usually build sand castles (hills) too, to pee on them. The dog just wanted to be nice!

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spacemanfromthe80s 6 months ago

Smart. I'm gonna do that when kids come asking for candies. I'll do a backflip

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Kaisu 6 months ago

Never leave a friend behind!

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Marc 6 months ago

He spoiled the joke. Poor bunny.

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glowworm2 6 months ago

That's a new version of the old excuse.

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Marc 6 months ago

I nearly spilled my coffee! This is so great! Love it!

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Marc 6 months ago

I can relate so much! My wife and I wanted to do so much around the house last weekend and ended up on the couch watching Netflix. And today I feel so guilty.

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A B C 6 months ago

Awww, that's mean!

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Aj Abrahams 6 months ago

Mickey Mouse and a King snake. Ha! Very good.

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Hans 6 months ago

That ear band :D

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Marc 6 months ago

I wonder what type of pizza a bear might order? Fish and honey?

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Les?an 6 months ago

When's you want your crush to notice you.

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The Random Merp 6 months ago

Blobfish is best fish

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Marc 6 months ago

Where's Wally?

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630points

What do you think ?

Marc 6 months ago

Those are really, really good and I love the art style. Very cute! Great humor as well!

Biljana Malesevic 6 months ago

VEry sweet, I love them!

Rachel Franke 6 months ago

I love Liz Climo's illustrations, I hadn't realized she worked as an animator! Why have we not seen these made into a children's cartoon yet??

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