A poppy seed stuck in the teeth, our shower routine in the morning and what we actually think there, petting dogs, and giving your name at Starbucks just to get it horribly misspelled are some of the topics in the wholesome universe of the cartoons by Yoyoha. The 48-year-old artist from Columbus, Ohio, whose real name is Josh Hara and who works as a creative director for a technology company, has been drawing since preschool and even probably before that. His dad was an artist and Josh never thought there was any reason to stop.


Below, here are a few of his genius, heartwarming, laughter-inducing cartoons and his story as Bored Panda got in touch with Josh to pick his brain a little bit about life and drawing. You can vote for your favorite ones and let us know what you think!

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Ms.M.
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8 months ago

that wasn't nICE of them

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Josh’s creative universe is full of quirky characters that are actually based directly on his own life experience. “I did a cartoon about a poppy seed being stuck in between some teeth because I had a poppy seed stuck in my teeth. My most recent comic was about my shower routine—I guess I just try and take some of the more mundane parts of life and find something funny about them. Which is not uncommon or special, I think that’s what all comic artists and comedians are trying to do. Shine a light on some minuscule part of life and make fun of it a little.”

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8 months ago

lol

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When asked about his inspiration, Josh admitted that there are tons of people in charge of that in his life. “I can’t just pick one person in this department—because there are so many people that continually inspire me. When I was a little kid it was Jim Davis and Garfield, in high school it was Berkely Breathed (Bloom County), Gary Larson (The Far Side), and Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes). I also loved Matt Groening’s Life in Hell comic so much. Nowadays there are so many web comic-era artists I love. Shen, The Oatmeal, Dustinteractive, Liz Climo, RubyEtc, Gemma Correll, and so many more.”

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8 months ago

Uhh... is the tounge the monster?

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Quite a few of his cartoons are drawn on paper takeaway coffee cups and it seems that he must have quite a sincere relationship with them. “Well, it’s fairly simple. I love it more than any other substance on the planet,” admitted Josh. He also recently discovered the value of status updates after caving in and joining Facebook after all these years. So he also runs his Twitter account, posting somewhat one-line jokes that he was previously sharing on Facebook and gathered quite the community of people with a similar sense of humor. He does see it as a potential catalog of comics, but then again—it seems like a colossal work consuming time and of course—coffee.

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Somebody Here
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8 months ago

Yep, leave em alone!

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8 months ago

Put your phone down >:D

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Turns out that the artist doesn’t have any more goals in this world regarding his artwork and perhaps some artists can relate to it. “For a long time I wanted to find a way to make comics full-time, but honestly, it’s not an easy life. It is a constant hustle to find ways to monetize your work, and you are consistently battling algorithms from social media sites that treat you like a multi-million dollar corporation because you have 100,000 followers.”

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Somebody Here
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8 months ago

Yay!

Freya the Wanderer
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8 months ago

That mega-creep wasn't called "Twitler" for nothing.

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aaron Ingrassia
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8 months ago

She didn't do that though....

danielw
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8 months ago

but twitter did.

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Shadow4523
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8 months ago

NO WAY, HUZZAH

Katherine Tarantino
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8 months ago

wooop wooooooop!

wiesenleger
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8 months ago

its not like that woman did something great either.

Jaana Kaurisalo
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8 months ago

The style on this one reminds me a bit of Kati Kovacs.

blugeagua
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8 months ago

She still is. His wife is just as bad as him.

Torin Fuqua37589
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8 months ago

Great job

pandas are mine and ross lynch
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8 months ago

yeasese

Paul Budhram
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8 months ago

yes!

M Kate McCulloch
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7 months ago

if only. BTW - did she divorce him yet?

Philly Bob Squires
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7 months ago

I laughed at this WAYYYY to hard!

Diandra “Mss Didi” Blackthorn
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7 months ago

Like everything else about goodness, that NEVER happened

Dahlia Kincannon
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8 months ago

haha lol

Cockadoodle moo
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8 months ago

TURNS OUT SHE WWAASS A IMBACILE

Carman Davis
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8 months ago

No. Nah nope. Not funny at all. I'm pro Trump and proud of it. I love America and always will. Now the immature leftist will start calling me every name in the book (rolling my eyes)!

Linda HS
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8 months ago

If only...

DancingPig
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8 months ago

Woohoo

Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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8 months ago

Yasss!

Spaghetti
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8 months ago

"holy cow!"

⭐Bean (they/them)⭐
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8 months ago

Effective

Lydia Gichia-Black
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8 months ago

Brilliant!

Emilycookie
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8 months ago

yoink!

Sherry Harvey
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7 months ago

I don’t think an imbecile could speak five languages fluently, do you?

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8 months ago

Yes... Soon it will be your turn heh heh

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Josh has stopped fighting the social media craze and he now creates stuff and posts it when he feels like it. And as he points out without wanting to sound jaded, he has never been happier without the desperation posting and paragraphs of hashtags trying to reach more people. “Now I make comics because I love doing it. And when one goes viral on Reddit, it’s a great feeling. I gave a bunch of people 3 seconds of joy before they moved on to the next post. In this insane world, that is as much as you can ask for, and I will happily take it.”

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Somebody Here
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8 months ago

"Not fair!" "I want whipped cream!"

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Somebody Here
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8 months ago

yep

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Malek Basata
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8 months ago

sorry snow no one respects u

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Somebody Here
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8 months ago

Lol that one joke keeps popping back up!

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KitKatLord
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8 months ago

Y u s

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Ms.M.
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8 months ago

That star tho

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8 months ago

The cheek tuck!!

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

got it the felt tip and fine tip

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Hannab Vee
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8 months ago

I do the tongue poke ALL THE TIME

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bon bon (still purple boi)
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8 months ago

lol dis is how dey do it

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Somebody Here
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8 months ago

rip

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Kittygirl
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8 months ago

Not true.

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Somebody Here
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8 months ago

Need dat coffee

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LONDYN BROWN
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8 months ago

heh lol

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CrazedFalcon17
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8 months ago

Aww

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8 months ago

poor fishy

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Somebody Here
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8 months ago

lmao!

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Kittygirl
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8 months ago

Top one f**k yeah

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Somebody Here
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8 months ago

Same!

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LONDYN BROWN
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8 months ago

THIS!

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Malek Basata
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8 months ago

nothing is better than a good hot cup of coffee/nescafe/latte/macchiato/cappuccino/americano/tea/whatever the f*** u drink that has caffeine

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Kittygirl
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8 months ago

Yes that’s how I roll

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8 months ago

Fishin' for hoomans!

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Jaana Kaurisalo
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8 months ago

I mean...Honeycrisps are pretty good...

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Somebody Here
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8 months ago

rip bagel

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Malek Basata
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8 months ago

forgot video games

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Somebody Here
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8 months ago

The art tho... Lol!

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8 months ago

Yeah...

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8 months ago

oof

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HooowlAtTheMoon
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8 months ago

It was s-l-u-t because the other tree is naked

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Malek Basata
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8 months ago

yup

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SwimmerGirl
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8 months ago

Please say I'm not the only one the read Bad Romance then started singing

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