David Daneman has a lot to say with his comic series The DaneMen, but it turns out that silence is his strongest storytelling technique.

What is a 'silent comic,' you might ask? Usually, comic strips are defined by their text boxes and thought bubbles which allow you to 'hear' the drawn characters' thoughts and words. The DaneMen, however, gets ideas across with visuals alone. Daneman follows a unique process - he photographs himself, traces the image using a photo editor, and turns the resultant drawing into a cartoon.

It might all sound like a pretty complicated way to make a simple comic, but when you see the lifelike facial expressions Daneman's sketch-self exhibits, you'll wonder why you ever settled for stick figures. The Montreal-based illustrator may be a jack-of-all-trades of sorts, previously studying film at the University of Kansas, graphic design at Vancouver Community College, and teaching English in South Korea, but comics are clearly his true passion. Experience The DaneMen for yourself below!

More info: David Daneman, Facebook, Twitter, Webtoon, Patreon

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Isabel Tamayo
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2 years ago

Well, that's a good time.

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Yassin Haussler
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2 years ago

haha i understood it the second time i looked at it

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Marzo Florida
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2 years ago

I hate when this happens on the weekend

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Yassin Haussler
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2 years ago

Couldnt be more true...

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Shauday Smith
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2 years ago

i like his commitment to the vacation.

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Isabel Tamayo
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2 years ago

Haha ideal job!

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Stille20
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2 years ago

I like that every character in his comics is him, especially in this one. I think it plays better. Less "what's wrong with you", more "what's wrong with us"

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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2 years ago

I always had this problem when studying.

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ConfusedPanda
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2 years ago

Spot on

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cyberbird
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2 years ago

That cut will leave a frightening scar.

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LizzyM
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2 years ago

I like his Snap filter in the last pic

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Hans
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2 years ago

If it only was that easy.

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Wulfur
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2 years ago

The peregrine falcon isn't really the fastest. It can achieve speeds of 240 mph I think, but that's only because it dives straight down from really frickin' high up. The real fastest is some other bird that I forgot. No internet search was used in the making of this comment.

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Marzo Florida
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2 years ago

😂😂😂😂

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Katie Jamberri Nails
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2 years ago

So true.

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Issy
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2 years ago

Middle of the night. Your brain suddenly: "Hey, let's remember all the embarrassing things you've ever done"

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

hahaha

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PARANOIDANDROID
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2 years ago

Hey if life gives you cardboard boxes make a house out of it rent it

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Lara B.
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2 years ago

Sometimes bubbles are the only thing that helps.

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Lara B.
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2 years ago

I love how realistic these comics look! The facial expressions are spot on!

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Intensive Panda
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2 years ago

that's some heavy metal ;)

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Joe Sauer
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2 years ago

I want surgery to have laser eyes!

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coffee zombie
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2 years ago

A cat scan

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2 years ago

Omg need this in my life

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PARANOIDANDROID
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2 years ago

no but you might get the runs

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Marzo Florida
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2 years ago

Dark humor at its finest

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Hans
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2 years ago

Uh oh

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Shinomi Chan
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2 years ago

So true it hurts

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PARANOIDANDROID
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2 years ago

thats how I feel every day

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Hans
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2 years ago

More work!

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PARANOIDANDROID
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2 years ago

I used to go to a bar that was called "The Office", when I would tell my GF where I was I would say, "The Office"

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Katie Jamberri Nails
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2 years ago

So cute!

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SuicidalSylveon
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2 years ago

i thought he was gonna eat it off the ground

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M. M
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2 years ago

If only this is what the counsel thought of Trump ...

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2 years ago

when I lived in Mexico, in some cities (mos probably in all of them) you had your beggars and such, the government recommends the general population not to give them money since it is believed to encourage it, but one can not help to feel bad for some of this peeps. One time I offered this Raramuri girl who dindt speak any spanish and all she would say is korima (What I have, you have, or share with me). I was carrying a sandwhich and gave her half, she threw it on the floor and she extended her hand and she said "Dame Dinero"!

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

You need Dr. Batra

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2 years ago

Haha that's excellent :D

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g90814
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2 years ago

So that's how he achieves that particular shade of orange!

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Susan Forbes
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2 years ago

Wait long enough and the choice will be made for you

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Polfsky Pol
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2 years ago

His puns are so witty.

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Lara B.
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2 years ago

Oh, God bless Frida Kahlo!

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coffee zombie
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2 years ago

Chinese year?

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2 years ago

Coffee or hot chocolate :P

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PARANOIDANDROID
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2 years ago

its that dough!

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Cayman
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2 years ago

HA HA HA HA HA it took me a few reads...

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Hans
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2 years ago

Waiting for that!

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2 years ago

Dirty minds -_-

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Ken Bromley
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2 years ago

Third frame looks like "Ted Dibiase"

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Leoninus Fate
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2 years ago

oh! hes texting himself while on top of the world, meaning " its lonely at the top"

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Master Markus
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2 years ago

Sell that shit, Dave!

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Ken Bromley
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2 years ago

I almost peed...

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Jewel Farmer
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2 years ago

Ha ha! The heck?! XD

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Agnė Kam
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2 years ago

Shit sometimes happens :D

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Lillian Chesak
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2 years ago

Kinged 'im

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Leoninus Fate
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2 years ago

oh ho ho! savage!

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Sapar Nurkamal
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2 years ago

pretty good idea!

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Leoninus Fate
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2 years ago

am i the only one that feels like this will happen if you drink around a straw or anything that's in your drink poking up?

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T. Todd Hennig
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2 years ago

One of the best.

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Ged Maybury
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2 years ago

Utterly brilliant. I'm in awe.

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Leoninus Fate
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2 years ago

wtf.....ketchup in pasta? that's fucking gross, he needs to go to jail for that one lol

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Annika B
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2 years ago

A needle in prison?

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Rose
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2 years ago

I love the facial expressions!

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Person2638
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1 year ago

The frick

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Abbigail Marie Horne
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2 years ago

Lol, chill pills

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Leoninus Fate
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2 years ago

so now he lives in Arizona?

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Master Markus
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2 years ago

Reminds me of Troll Physics.

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Marzo Florida
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2 years ago

*Slow clap*

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Lillian Chesak
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2 years ago

Hot mess

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Leoninus Fate
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2 years ago

burning old bridges, starting in a new city, under another name

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Margaret Althea Elvenshadow
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2 years ago

Please, peas, peace, pizza

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