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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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you're having trouble seeing it says, "wait... what I mean is, if you see my missing poster, call me. Don't call me just because you saw this poster. Call me if you see my missing poster. My *missing* poster, dangit!

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

really wish the titles were at the top -- I doubt most people bother to look at them when they're at the bottom and so they don't get the comic

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

reminds me something i read/watched before "Look my cheerios are spelling something, they say "OOOOOOOOOOOO", I think a ghost is talking to me through them"

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can't see the letter. Could someone write it to the comments? When I zoom in, it gets so blurry that it's impossible to read.

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