Some wear their hearts on their sleeves for the entire world to see. Others hide their emotions much better and keep their thoughts secret. However, no matter who we are, what we do, and how well we may hide it, we all have inner monologues that reveal our true feelings.

Cartoonist Tommy Siegel draws witty comics featuring candy hearts that resonate very well with people because they show our honest feelings which we might be scared to share with everyone else. A lot of us would probably agree that we’ve had some of these thoughts running through our minds at least once or twice in our lives. Upvote your favorite cartoons, keep scrolling and let us know in the comments what you enjoyed most about the comics.

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S 2 months ago

This is funny even though it's kind of sad.. Does that make sense?

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Rose 2 months ago

My relationships in a nutshell

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However, candy hearts are far from the only thing Tommy likes to draw — he has a wide repertoire of cartoons that drew in more than 83,400 followers on Instagram and another 54,500 on Facebook.

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Daniella Campbell 2 months ago

This is sad

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Lightning 2 months ago

I was actually reading something about this. Relationships tend to be better balanced when one side is a little more selfish. Couples were able to predict what their SO wanted to watch more accurately when one person is a little more selfish, thus leading to more balance when choosing shows to satisfy both of them, than in relationships where both are altruistic or both are selfish

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“I hail from Richmond, Virginia. But for the last ten years, I've been based in Brooklyn, New York,” Tommy told Bored Panda in an interview. “I've been a full-time musician for most of my adult life in the band Jukebox the Ghost, so cartooning as a serious pursuit is still pretty new for me!”

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Tiffany Marie 2 months ago

I enjoy these. Lol

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Podunkus 2 months ago

I see a marriage counselor in their future.

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“I'm self-taught, aside from some drawing lessons in elementary school. I kinda put drawing on hold for a couple of decades while I was focusing on music, but returned to cartooning recently,” Tommy explained about his relationship with art. “My drawing skills increased dramatically in the last couple of years. A few weeks ago, I completed a challenge to draw a comic every day for 500 days! It was… an insane thing to do and incredibly difficult, but it definitely helped me develop a voice and challenged me to become a better artist.”

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Night Owl 2 months ago (edited)

Sad but true. Many people are nervous/anxious and self-absorbed when meeting someone else for the first time. Or they're narcissists

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Master Markus 2 months ago

I think that religion is a dealbreaker. It's too fundamental to a lot of people's lives and I wouldn't be able to put up with that.

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Tommy also told Bored Panda that his “style swings wildly — I try not to pin myself down. The candy hearts series was part of the 500-day project, so they were interspersed with political cartoons and some totally dumb stuff.”

“When I'm not drawing candy hearts comics, I definitely draw a lot of butts,” he jokes. “So I guess I would describe my current style as "lots of butts and sometimes candy hearts."

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Podunkus 2 months ago

Best one yet.

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Meg 2 months ago

Whoops! Orange, not yellow. I'm not even high right now...

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“I drew a comic for Valentine's Day with candy hearts on a movie date. I noticed it really seemed to resonate with people and realized that the idea of candy hearts having their inner monologues printed on them was a great setup to try again.”

The artist further elaborated about his cartoons: “Sometimes they're just light and funny, but my favorites are the ones that get at something deeper about human emotions.”

“I don't think of them as being unromantic, personally. I just think it's a good format to draw attention to people's inner lives, which are often in contrast to the way they appear from the outside,” he added about the candy heart comics.

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StormsTempest 2 months ago

I just choked on my oatmeal

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Full Name 2 months ago

Your dog's eye is floating away. You really should get that checked out.

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The candy heart cartoons raise a serious issue about how a lot of us shy away from sharing our inner lives and real feelings with others, even the people closest to us. Communication is the cornerstone for building lasting relationships and creating genuine connections with others, so it’s important to do it well.

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athornedrose 2 months ago

i am podcast heart

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Foxxy 2 months ago

This is why I don’t plan on having internet on my phone anytime in the near future. More people should do it.

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The Better Health Channel writes that it’s important to communicate clearly in relationships because nobody’s a mind-reader. That’s why we should all find the time to talk without any modern distractions like TV or smartphones, accept responsibility for our feelings, genuinely listen to others without butting in, and avoid the desire to always be right.

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Master Markus 2 months ago

I'll have what the barkeep recommends.

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Madi D. 2 months ago

I would totally be the blue one lol

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Phlop Ophlarb 2 months ago

I've never understood the "men hate marriage/don't wanna get married/are terrified they'll accidentally? get married" trope stereotype. If you don't wanna get married, don't propose. ? If assume it'd be that simple. Or if she is progressive, don't say yes if she proposes first.

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Scott Lloyd 2 months ago

this one speaks to me. I am defiantly FML.

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Full Name 2 months ago

This one makes me so sad.

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Foxxy 2 months ago

Why pretend? It’s not a great relationship of you can’t even be honest about the shows you like and dislike. What happens when there are bigger things you don’t agree on?

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Kristy P 2 months ago

That's too bad. You can watch that anytime!

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J.B. 2 months ago

Crap, I've been there.

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