The Life of Sharks is a webcomic that features real facts about sharks along with witty humor—created by Christian Talbot (the writer) and Sophie Hodge (the illustrator).

Mostly our animal comics are about the minutiae of everyday life, relationships, and emotions. We thought it would be funny to put those things into the mouths of fish that are perceived to be cold-hearted killers. Also, sharks can’t claim royalties. The more I learn about Sharks, the weirder, and more appealing, we find them. A lot of marine biologists follow our funny comics now, and they appreciate the niche jokes about plankton.

Our creative ideas come from all over the place. It could be a phrase I hear or a news story or something that’s happened to me that she can thinly veil as happening to a funny animal. Sophie will often send me a random situation for me to write a cartoon about. I get my best ideas while I’m vacuuming the house or when Sophie texts me to say she’s run out of stuff to draw and to please try and be funny. I use Wikipedia to confirm (or deny) the things I THINK I know about sharks.

It all started with me writing little dialogues between these talking animals on my Facebook page as a way to do sketches. I wanted to show that I could write something like that as well as the stand-up routines I’d generally do. They were quite popular with some of my comedian friends, and they encouraged me to have them done as webcomics. I can’t draw, so I was delighted when I found out that not only could Sophie draw them, but she also was able to add her unique style to the whole thing. They’re funnier because of the way she draws them.

You can find our hilarious comics on the respective social media links down below. Also, we’ve recently published a collection of our comics in a book consisting of our very best Shark comics. Check it out sometime! And for now—enjoy the toons.

More info: Instagram | thelifeofsharks.tumblr.com | amazon.com | thelifeofsharks.com | twitter.com | Etsy | Facebook

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Hendra Lim
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9 months ago

is this about pineapple on pizza thing?

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Blue Shadow
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9 months ago

Ok, that is hysterical

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Christopher Hughes
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9 months ago

Me entering the ball room.

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Audrey Davis _ Student - BuggES
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9 months ago

me when my dad picks me up in the middle of play practice

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Flare
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9 months ago

That's fear in a nutshell, you fear something that is not going to happen to you, and you don't fear something else until you are attacked by it.

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Christopher Hughes
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9 months ago

Sharks count as good boys. they kill less people than tubs for hekin sake. ban tubs, domesticate sharks!

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Ayasophya Alturas
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9 months ago

can we get an 'f' in the chat for unnamed lobster

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Evgeniya Khon
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9 months ago

I'd still boop that snoot and would probably loose an arm.

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Jacob Barry
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9 months ago

Ah, the majestic tentacle shark. I'm glad that this comic strip is bringing attention to this amazing species.

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Dynein
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9 months ago

Fun fact: These are probably females. The males might also be there... attached to the female as a pair of gonads. In the deep sea, meeting a mate is difficult, so angler fish make the most of it. The tiny male attaches itself to the huge females, dissolves the skin where they contact, and they basically become one organism. Nature's weird.

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Abektx
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9 months ago

Great reference to Norm MacDonald's moth story as told to Conan O'Brien.

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Jacob Barry
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9 months ago

Shark tsundere.

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Sing us a song Piano man
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9 months ago

The baby shark all swaddled in a blanket!

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BiLal Asif
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9 months ago

Ok Boomer

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Jacob Barry
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9 months ago

That flower necklace makes this even funnier.

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Flare
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9 months ago

You learn something new every day.

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Jacob Barry
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9 months ago

Even sharks need phones.

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Francis
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9 months ago (edited)

i laughed way to hard :D

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Freya the Wanderer
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9 months ago

To say nothing of Starfish Wars, The Stingray, Prawn with the Wind, King Cod, Remora Window, The Silence of the Clams, The Mackereltrix...

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MidnightFury
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9 months ago

THEY'RE SMILING AT THE LAST ONE THEY'RE JOKING TOGETHER OMG

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Christopher Hughes
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9 months ago

Love is truly beautiful.

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Flare
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9 months ago

Dead. Not big suprise.

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Flare
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9 months ago

But MOM, I have never seen a circus performer up close until now! :'(

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Freya the Wanderer
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9 months ago

Fried shark in 3...2...1...

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Freya the Wanderer
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9 months ago

We are stardust, we are golden.

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Rosesinmyhair
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9 months ago

Oh just saw the Trump

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A human i guess
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9 months ago (edited)

Sharks and rec, anyone? ;)

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J. Zingler
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9 months ago

:D

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Jacob Barry
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9 months ago (edited)

Sharks aren't as dangerous as people make them out to be. They mostly just ignore people.

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NanZ
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9 months ago

I don't get this one?

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J. Zingler
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9 months ago

:D

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Sylvia Bøsky
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9 months ago

Doch der Haifisch lebt im Wasser So die Tränen sieht man nicht

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Gabi
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9 months ago

Emotional. Support. Crab!!!!!

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Freya the Wanderer
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9 months ago

The amount of plastic in our oceans is horrifying!

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MN Free Spirit
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9 months ago

his cute little Greenland shark mouth

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ADHORTATOR
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9 months ago

...and the battery is still full after three weeks....

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Ian Curumo
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9 months ago

... It's beautiful

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Avery S Alberico
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9 months ago

I'm dying!

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FatBaby
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9 months ago

every. single. time.

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Captain Newt
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9 months ago

Hellbuoy...

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Koeri Svrcek
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9 months ago

lol

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Freya the Wanderer
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9 months ago

Great white shark don't care. Great white shark don't give a s##t.

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Autumn Walton
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9 months ago

I agree. Some heavy metal sounds like dying animals/illegible calls for help. I prefer country or pop. also songs from movies and a few musicals. Some heavy metals good though. And my dad loves it. ;)

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Coleen
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9 months ago

Perdita! The extremely rare dalmatian shark. XD

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Destini Robinson
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9 months ago

That one had me weak

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Elina Kuusisto
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9 months ago

Oh snap!

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Lynda Momalo
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9 months ago

Not sure why Auntie is drinking gin from a wine glass -- but maybe it's different with sharks and/or manatees.

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KittyComics
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9 months ago

darn you, donald!

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Hannah M
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9 months ago

WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT HOW CUTE THAT LITTLE SHARK IS??? I'M GOING TO DIE😍

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Renae Dougherty
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9 months ago

PREACH!

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MidnightFury
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9 months ago

Literally all mums.

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Alexis D.
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9 months ago

okay I saved this one. who doesn't need a little voice reminding you of your amazingness?!

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Gabi
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9 months ago

Alison is my spirit shark.

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Alexandria joy Kelly-Kane
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Seven gay deadly sins? wow.

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block of ice on fire
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9 months ago

his life just flashed before his eyes

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Gabi
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9 months ago

.... and some of them even use Nokias.

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Not what you think.
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9 months ago

SMASHING!

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Sparrow Flying Free
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9 months ago

But I love The Hobbit!

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FatBaby
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9 months ago (edited)

this just blew my mind. sharks with vampire teeth should be a new trend

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Tiffany Marie
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9 months ago

Lol

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Ayasophya Alturas
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9 months ago

awwe. :)

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Turtleturleturtle
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9 months ago (edited)

Are those the Strange Planet aliens?

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Renae Dougherty
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9 months ago

oooh carol you nasty thing you

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Lilly Case
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9 months ago

Awww!

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Jeff
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9 months ago

Oof