Childhood is a miraculous time of vivid imagination, where simple boxes become castles, stuffed toys become dragons and adventure buddies, and every single task becomes a quest you must fulfill. Most of us probably feel nostalgic when we remember all those fun times we had playing with our friends.

Well, this artist decided to tap into that feeling by creating these funny, adventurous comics about childhood. Tauhid Bondia created two characters and best friends named Kevin and Curtis and named the whole series Crabgrass. The duo gets in all sorts of trouble and causes many shenanigans. So if you want to remember what childhood was like, these illustrations are perfect for you!

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Caleb Lumpkin
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2 weeks ago

oh god thats funny

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We got an interview from Tauhid and he shared what inspires him to create art: "I’m mostly inspired these days by my favorite cartoonists. Folks like Will Henry, Bill Watterson, Scott Kurtz. All kinds of folks." Tauhid has lots of favorite comic creators and they help him keep doing these amazing comics by inspiring him in his artistic journey. The list consists of Jim Borgman, Janet Nicholas, Dana Simpson, and the three mentioned previously. Tauhid also said that he has many more, but the list would be too long.

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Caleb Lumpkin
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2 weeks ago

my dad would sooo do that

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Swyft
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2 weeks ago

kinda like when my parents find burnt pencils in the sink

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Tauhid is thankful to his mother for supporting him when he started getting into art: "I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I was lucky enough to have a mother that supported my art. That’s so important for young artists. Just having someone encourage them to keep it up."

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Lydia Shen
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2 weeks ago

BAHAHAHAHA

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2 weeks ago

i dont wanna grow up now i wanna stay 12

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The artist shares why he chose to create comics about childhood in the '80s: "Crabgrass is just the latest of several attempts to create a feature and find an audience over the years. I chose to make it about two best friends and base them on myself and my best friend as a kid. I think that personal touch is what helped it resonate more with people than my other comics did. But over time, Kevin and Miles have evolved so that they don’t really resemble us much at all. Characters sort of develop themselves after they’ve been with you a while."

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Iván Galarraga
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2 weeks ago (edited)

It happened to me all of my own. On a saturday. At 1:00 a.m. I was waiting for the bus for about an hour til´realize

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ANGEL UMOREN
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2 weeks ago

this happened to me , and its soooooo embarrassing!

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"I like to think about my comics as a fun reminder of how innocent, rotten, and just plain confused we all were as children," said Tauhid when asked how he would describe his comics. "Artistically, I like my style to be as organic as I can. I do everything digitally but try to hide that fact as much as possible. From a writing perspective, I try hard to at least make myself smile with each strip. The humor is important, but sometimes a poignant moment is just as important."

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MustardLemon
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2 weeks ago

HAHAHA Like Tutles all the way down!! Thats funnyyyyyy

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Caleb Lumpkin
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2 weeks ago

hahahhaha "wait till he hear about dem bees." hahaha

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Tauhid shared what he enjoys most about creating art: "My favorite part about art is finishing something. It’s also the hardest part. Finishing a piece is the very best way to inspire yourself to keep creating."

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Stack o' Pancakes
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2 weeks ago

same honestly

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Caleb Lumpkin
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2 weeks ago

thats actually kinda cool

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The artist shared with us some of his other hobbies and told us more about himself: "Mostly just video games and binging Netflix, if those can be called hobbies. Until recently, I worked as a freelance graphic designer, but now I work on Crabgrass exclusively for my living. I went to Murray State University very briefly on an art scholarship, then didn’t do anything art-related for quite a while. I got my first art-related job as a graphic designer for a local custom apparel shop in my mid-twenties. I stayed there for about 5 years and when that place closed, I began working at a slightly larger custom apparel shop, which I stayed at for almost 7 years. I ultimately left that job to work for a friend who’d started an online media company. I got to draw comics, help design video games and do a ton of web design. It was a blast, but that too ended when the company was bought out. No matter what job I had, though, I was always working on some comic or other and sharing it online. After the media company gig ended, I decided to take a real stab at making comics my career. It wasn’t long before I started Crabgrass and saw more success than I’d ever had with a comic. Two years later, I’m still doing it and the audience is still growing somehow!

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Caleb Lumpkin
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2 weeks ago

me and my dad playing football

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2 weeks ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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"If there’s anyone with dreams of being a cartoonist, my only advice is that the main ingredient is time. You’ll get better at drawing. You’ll get better at writing. You’ll eventually build an audience. The only thing you HAVE to do is keep at it and give yourself time."

What do you think of these comics? Do they remind you of your childhood? Tell us in the comments and upvote your favorite comic! Don't forget to go show the artist some love on social media.

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Swyft
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2 weeks ago

multitasking

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I'manoob!
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2 weeks ago

RIOT!!! hehehe...

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Emily Zhang
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2 weeks ago

PURE TERRORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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2 weeks ago

"yes you can GROW YOUR OWN BEANS"

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Caleb Lumpkin
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2 weeks ago

hahahaa his dad and my dad would be amazing freinds

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Luna
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2 weeks ago

aww... poor kyle

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Aiyana Menrige
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2 weeks ago

DONT DO IT

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2 weeks ago

everyone can relate

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Emily Zhang
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2 weeks ago

Ha

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Caleb Lumpkin
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2 weeks ago

bruh my dadd did this to meee!!

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2 weeks ago

XD

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Caleb Lumpkin
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2 weeks ago

he got yeeted pretty hard

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2 weeks ago

thats why 2-6th grade (now) i make my own lunch

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Caleb Lumpkin
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2 weeks ago

aww im sorry but thats sweet

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Sasha Kuleshov
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2 weeks ago

Ok, even I will like Carla :D

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2 weeks ago

when i was 4 (2012) i would do that all the TIME

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JENAVIVE RIVERA
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2 weeks ago

dang this is so me i whish i was born in this era i whould tottlay fit in

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Caleb Lumpkin
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2 weeks ago

yea pajamas are fancy to me too

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Mintchinchilla
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2 weeks ago

sir you need a W A L L E T

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Sasha Kuleshov
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2 weeks ago

This is getting creepy :O

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2 weeks ago (edited)

me younger

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Josh Tall
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2 weeks ago

Ginger Burn!!!

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Sasha Kuleshov
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2 weeks ago

Ha, gotcha! XD

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2 weeks ago

black market at school

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MΣMΣ KIПG
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2 weeks ago

n o .

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Iván Galarraga
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2 weeks ago

So me with my sons...

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Sasha Kuleshov
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2 weeks ago

Simpler times indeed :D

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