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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1 year ago

is this about pineapple on pizza thing?

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Blue Shadow
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1 year ago

Ok, that is hysterical

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Christopher Hughes
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1 year ago

Me entering the ball room.

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Audrey Davis _ Student - BuggES
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1 year ago

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

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Flare
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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Evgeniya Khon
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1 year ago

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

Hendra Lim
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1 year ago

i don't think it like to be booped though

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LittleMissLotus
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1 year ago

Actually, on the subject of sharks' snoots... did you know that holding a shark's nose and tipping it upside-down will render it immobile through a thing called tonic immobility? Still not a good idea to do though just because it'll harm the shark and if it goes wrong could be resulted in getting eaten lol

We Were On A Break!
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1 year ago

I've seen that on National Geographic and it was amazing! As if they were hypnotized. Worth looking for it on YouTube

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Sing us a song Piano man
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1 year ago

Where is the speaker that the warning music comes from.....

Alexandria joy Kelly-Kane
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1 year ago

"sexy bits" god please no.

OLIVIA WESTON
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1 year ago

I'm sexy and you know 💋💋👖👖

Matthew Adamson
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1 year ago

Daaaang, that is SEXXXY

Ian Taggart
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1 year ago

Nope.

JK Rowling
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1 year ago

Spread the controversy. Boop the snoot

Elina Kuusisto
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1 year ago

I'm sorry I'm gonna have to boop.

Odd1sout
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1 year ago

"nope"

Wendy Yim
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1 year ago

the nope nope area

Matthew Adamson
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1 year ago

sexy

Neurotic_Octopus
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1 year ago

Lurking appendage, lol

Blacksheep
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1 year ago

Concerinng the sexy bits: male sharks have two penises.

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Jacob Barry
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

Shark tsundere.

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Sing us a song Piano man
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1 year ago

The baby shark all swaddled in a blanket!

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BiLal Asif
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1 year ago

Ok Boomer

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Jacob Barry
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1 year ago

That flower necklace makes this even funnier.

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Flare
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1 year ago

You learn something new every day.

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Jacob Barry
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1 year ago

Even sharks need phones.

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Francis
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1 year ago (edited)

i laughed way to hard :D

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Freya the Wanderer
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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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Christopher Hughes
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1 year ago

Love is truly beautiful.

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Flare
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1 year ago

Dead. Not big suprise.

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Flare
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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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Freya the Wanderer
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1 year ago

We are stardust, we are golden.

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Rosesinmyhair
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1 year ago

Oh just saw the Trump

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A human i guess
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1 year ago (edited)

Sharks and rec, anyone? ;)

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J. Zingler
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1 year ago

:D

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Jacob Barry
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1 year 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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1 year ago

I don't get this one?

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