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 1 year ago

Well, that's a good time.

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Yassin Haussler 1 year ago

haha i understood it the second time i looked at it

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Marzo Florida 1 year ago

I hate when this happens on the weekend

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Yassin Haussler 1 year ago

Couldnt be more true...

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Shauday Smith 1 year ago

i like his commitment to the vacation.

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Isabel Tamayo 1 year ago

Haha ideal job!

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Stille20 1 year 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 1 year ago

I always had this problem when studying.

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ConfusedPanda 1 year ago

Spot on

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cyberbird 1 year ago

That cut will leave a frightening scar.

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LizzyM 1 year ago

I like his Snap filter in the last pic

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Hans 1 year ago

If it only was that easy.

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Wulfur 1 year 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 1 year ago

😂😂😂😂

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Katie Jamberri Nails 1 year ago

So true.

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Issy 1 year 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 1 year ago

hahaha

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PARANOIDANDROID 1 year ago

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

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Lara B. 1 year ago

Sometimes bubbles are the only thing that helps.

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Lara B. 1 year ago

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

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Intensive Panda 1 year ago

that's some heavy metal ;)

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Joe Sauer 1 year ago

I want surgery to have laser eyes!

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1 year ago

Omg need this in my life

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PARANOIDANDROID 1 year ago

no but you might get the runs

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Marzo Florida 1 year ago

Dark humor at its finest

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Shinomi Chan 1 year ago

So true it hurts

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PARANOIDANDROID 1 year ago

thats how I feel every day

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Hans 1 year ago

More work!

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PARANOIDANDROID 1 year 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 1 year ago

So cute!

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SuicidalSylveon 1 year ago

i thought he was gonna eat it off the ground

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M. M 1 year ago

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

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PARANOIDANDROID 1 year 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 1 year ago

You need Dr. Batra

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1 year ago

Haha that's excellent :D

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g90814 1 year ago

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

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Susan Forbes 1 year ago

Wait long enough and the choice will be made for you

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Polfsky Pol 1 year ago

His puns are so witty.

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Lara B. 1 year ago

Oh, God bless Frida Kahlo!

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coffee zombie 1 year ago

Chinese year?

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1 year ago

Coffee or hot chocolate :P

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PARANOIDANDROID 1 year ago

its that dough!

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Cayman 1 year ago

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

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Hans 1 year ago

Waiting for that!

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1 year ago

Dirty minds -_-

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Ken Bromley 1 year ago

Third frame looks like "Ted Dibiase"

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Leoninus Fate 1 year ago

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

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Master Markus 1 year ago

Sell that shit, Dave!

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Ken Bromley 1 year ago

I almost peed...

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Jewel Farmer 1 year ago

Ha ha! The heck?! XD

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Agnė Kam 1 year ago

Shit sometimes happens :D

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Lillian Chesak 1 year ago

Kinged 'im

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Leoninus Fate 1 year ago

oh ho ho! savage!

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Sapar Nurkamal 1 year ago

pretty good idea!

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Leoninus Fate 1 year 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 1 year ago

One of the best.

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Ged Maybury 1 year ago

Utterly brilliant. I'm in awe.

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Leoninus Fate 1 year 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 1 year ago

A needle in prison?

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Rose 1 year ago

I love the facial expressions!

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Person2638 5 months ago

The frick

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Abbigail Marie Horne 1 year ago

Lol, chill pills

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Leoninus Fate 1 year ago

so now he lives in Arizona?

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Master Markus 1 year ago

Reminds me of Troll Physics.

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Marzo Florida 1 year ago

*Slow clap*

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Lillian Chesak 1 year ago

Hot mess

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Leoninus Fate 1 year ago

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

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Margaret Althea Elvenshadow 1 year ago

Please, peas, peace, pizza

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This triggers me as a French person.

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Ella Fliedner 1 year ago

haha those face expressions :'D

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Wulfur 1 year ago

the fish should be a cat

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Luala Dy 1 year ago

YESSS INKTOBER =D

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Manuela Simon 1 year ago

They earn a lot of money with this in Korea...

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Nash Nopper 1 year ago

hahahahaa love it!

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Jade B 1 year ago

I LOVE THIS ONE.

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Alex Chua 1 year ago

Technologically advanced > nature sadly

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