Charts. Graphs. Doodles. Whenever you put a bored Panda in front of a whiteboard, they’re very likely to let their creative talents loose. But how many of us have thought of turning drawing on whiteboards into a profession? Meet Matt Shirley. He draws hilarious charts and has a huge following online.

Shirley does them all masterfully and he’s a professional at using them to show the humorous side of life. What’s more, he has an outstanding work ethic: he tries to draw a graph every single day. That’s the sort of dedication you’d usually see only in top-tier athletes and best-selling authors.

Bored Panda talked to Shirley about his charts, what keeps him motivated to draw daily doodles, as well as what graphs have that other mediums don’t. Scroll down for our in-depth interview, upvote your favorite charts, and share the ones you like with your friends.

After you’re done with this article, have a look through our previous post featuring Shirley’s charts.

More info: Instagram | MattShirleyCharts.com | Facebook | Twitter | Patreon

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1 year ago

Shout out to all our waiters out there!

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EVERY TIME!!

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Are allowed to sleep in? Fall asleep early. Need to wake up early for an important exam? Can't fall asleep.

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“I've always loved anything visual or design-related, so it's a natural fit for me to try to do something visual or design-related on my Instagram,” Shirley told Bored Panda in an interview.

“Sometimes, it is a challenge to keep motivated, but the good thing about charts is that you can pretty much do one on any topic,” he said.

“I'm not confined to a certain field of expertise which helps with inspiration. If I'm not feeling inspired to create something on a certain topic I can always look in the complete opposite direction for something that activates the creative juices,” Shirley explained his creative process and how he avoids burnout.

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Harry Larter
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1 year ago

There is no orange!

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1 year ago

I don't get why they just don't put a logo on one side to help this. All computer female USB connector are put on the same orientation.

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1 year ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Shirley revealed the reason why he’s so into charts: “I like charts because they don't require a lot of reading and there's an inherent discovery process whenever you are trying to figure out what a chart is trying to depict, whether it's for entertainment or data-driven.”

“The only limitations I've found are with the types of jokes you can include. If you want long-winded setups and character-driven jokes then charts are definitely going to be difficult to work with,” he said, drawing attention to the fact that the best jokes to be made with charts are quick, concise, and snappy.

Bored Panda was interested to find out what Shirley thought was his best work so far. According to him, he’s very proud of his chart where he depicts how rick-rolling works: “I think I was most proud when I thought of this cycle.”

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1 year ago

this somehow makes me really really sad

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1 year ago

Seasonal post. Nobody will understand this one in May!

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1 year ago

Forgot the section for - I'm not putting my bra back on - this baggy jacket will hide that fact!

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Shirley’s creativity and humor have given him a massive following online: more than 300,000 people follow his Instagram account. Dear Readers, what do you think of Shirley’s charts? Which ones do you like best? What charts and graphs would you love for him to draw in the near future? We’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments below!

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1 year ago

true

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Jill Ferguson
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1 year ago

The basis for a self help book!

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John Greene
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1 year ago

Apple Watch have me credit for standing all day just for getting drunk and passing out in a rocking chair.

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El Dee
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1 year ago

Knowing how little you know is the ultimate knowledge. A fool who knows he is a fool is better than a wise man who thinks he knows everything..

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Lauren Lee
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1 year ago (edited)

This graph should be on "Hello My Name Is" stickers

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1 year ago

The last one should fill up a way bigger part than it does!

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1 year ago

This made me laugh outloud🤣🤣🤣

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1 year ago

Confidence: Straight down

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Kjorn
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1 year ago

"Don't lick that"

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Martha Meyer
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1 year ago

I had to look up how much these ounces are and now I'm wondering who the hell would be drinking more than half a litre of coffee in that giant cup on the right?

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1 year ago

I always feel so stressed and stupid when I have to leave a message. Never know what to say, also I forget why I actually called.

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1 year ago

I'm not looking for a relationship = I will be engaged within a month.

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1 year ago

How are you able to draw such perfect circle with your white board pen? Rope and finger in the center?

ThatGuv
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1 year ago

With a plate...

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El Dee
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1 year ago

If they weren't meant to be eaten in one sitting they'd be resealable..

Daria B
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1 year ago (edited)

Like Pringles, for example....

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Christie Wright
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1 year ago

Me: 50 bags of open chips that will go stale before I eat them.

Theory Buchannon
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1 year ago

Or ------ Buy a bag of chips ----> Opens bag of chips and see only one chip and mostly air!!!

Paul Chang
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1 year ago

Get a bigger bag

Miranda Panda
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1 year ago

Change 'Chips' to Ice Cream!! That's me..... pig out on my favorite ice cream then feel like a pig!!! (oink)

Donna Reynolds
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1 year ago

Always my dogs.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

Oh! So that's my problem, missing the install a room mate step.

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1 year ago

Looks about right

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1 year ago

This!! Why??

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Steve Barnett
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1 year ago

Should it be 'technology' instead?

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

i wish i had a dog

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1 year ago

Other humans?

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1 year ago

What is at the end of November?

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