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Janek Koza, a Polish illustrator and cartoonist, has carved a niche in the art world with his distinctive or as he would call it "ugly drawing" style, gaining traction on social media for its raw and relatable aesthetic.

Graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Koza's journey through painting, new media, animation, and comic book creation has led him to a successful career in satirical cartooning, contributing regularly to “Polityka” magazine among others.

His work, deeply rooted in irony and humor, offers a poignant commentary on societal and political issues—ranging from the refugee crisis to climate change and geopolitical tensions. Koza’s approach to inspiration is as grounded as his subjects; he finds muses in the mundane and the everyday, from street scenes to the news feed on his phone, all while maintaining a profound sense of empathy and insight.

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not going to lie, I'd pay for this if it fixed my car XD I drive a 21-year-old Volkswagen Eurovan, which was only sold in the US for 3 years. Finding parts and mechanics willing to work on it is a nightmare. I'd take the Alternative Mechanics treatment XD

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ack!! Why did I ask myself, "Why *did* that guy count the rings?"

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The next panel would show the AI "accidently" falling into the bucket.

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1 month ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope somebody will ask me this sometime. That would give me the opportunity to answer "No I am one of mine".

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Quick. Somebody start a betting pool on how long before management notices.

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