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Most of us remember the time of our childhood with a bit of sentiment. Also, looking back, for people born in the '80s or '90s, modern times, and everything they offer to today's children, don’t compare to what we experienced back then. The first thought that comes to mind is that everything was just so much easier, innocent, and real. All the face-to-face interactions between people and the fun they had with each other seem to be very nostalgic when thinking about it now.

The ‘Crabgrass Comics’ series we would like to present you with today contains an overdose of little moments and things characteristic of the ‘80s. Let's dive in and enjoy some good old humor served to us by Tauhid Bondia. Scroll down to see the most recent strips by this artist and to find out more about the series directly from its author. Also, if you missed our previous Bored Panda post featuring earlier works by Tauhid, make sure to check it out now.

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Honey, if you want a full Thanksgiving dinner on the 4th of July, then I say Go For It! Enjoy!

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We got in touch with the artist behind ‘Crabgrass Comics’ to ask some questions about his recent work. First, we wanted to find out about the most rewarding aspects of being a comic artist, as well as what keeps Tauhid motivated to continue creating. We found out: “It’s extremely rewarding to do something you love for a living. I would have drawn comics if it never made me a dime so it’s nice that I don’t have to keep a day job. I’m mostly motivated by getting better. Doing a daily strip is a pretty unassailable record of your progress as an artist. I can’t wait to see what I’ll be doing in five or ten years!”

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Listen, if you’re adventurous enough to try dog butts, surely giving shrimp a try should be easy-peasy.

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Asked how his art style has evolved over time and what factors influenced these changes, Bondia answered: “I think my art has evolved to become not only clearer but more efficient. I waste less lines than I used to. And I believe my character design has become more dynamic. I’m sure there are those who would disagree. I still get plenty of comments praising the way the comic ‘used to look.’”

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We were also wondering what tools or software the artist uses for creating his comics, and what makes them essential to his process. Tauhid said: “I am currently still using Clip Studio Paint. I tried switching back to Photoshop not long ago and it didn’t stick. CSP is just the better tool for cartoonists. I draw on a Wacom Cintiq drawing display, but before that I did everything on iPad. If the big expensive Cintiq is better, it’s honestly not by much.”

Lastly, we asked Bondia if he could share an anecdote about a particularly memorable interaction he’s had with a reader who related deeply to one of his comics. The artist told us: “I recently went to CXC. It was my first convention experience and I got to do a panel and then sign books afterward. After that I was walking the floor when I was approached by a kid and his parents. They had encouraged the very nervous young man to say hello and ask me to sign his book. Then we took a picture.

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It really seemed to make his day and it absolutely made mine. I actually identified more with the kid than myself in that moment, which was weird. Just before that, I was geeking out over meeting Steve Hamaker and Wes Molebash!”

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sometimes words come out as a criticism but arrive as a challenge. Know your audience.

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If he hadn't done that, he would have to deal with his mom using the big spoon on him

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had a comet, a full on comet wrapped around my head 🫣

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

YES THIS REMINDS ME OF HOW PEOPLE ALWAYS THINK MLP IS GOING TO SUCK AND THEN IT TURNS OUT IT'S EPIC

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was young, I could never figure out why PlayBOY magazine was all naked WOMEN. A friend told me that's because it was FOR playboys, and I knew playboys were rich people, so I didn't buy it. The best they could do was look at dirty magazine? And what did that say about me and MY collection of MAD, Cracked, Joke, etc.?

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't want to say Kevin is dim, but he reminds me of a nightlight in a sunlit greenhouse.

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey so if you guys remember a user from around last year named TailsFangirl03, that's me! I'm back now! I missed this place! I'm still an emotional mess if anyone wondered.

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

aaah, this great feeling, when you suddenly think about the automatic task you're doing, and fail it :D

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love running into my teachers outside of school. Not sure how they feel about it though...

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