If you had a tough work week, I've got some good news for you. It's Friday, and the weekend couldn't come any sooner. But as always, time goes slow when you're waiting for something. Here's an unscientific fact: reading comics makes time fly faster. You might suspect what I'm getting at—how about you read some comics? And not just some random comics, but the very best by Tony Esp, who's a master of making any comic strip as unexpected, twisted, and dark as the Spanish Inquisition (forgive my old Monty Python reference there).

And if you think you've seen something very similar on Bored Panda, your guess is probably not wrong, because we've featured him a few times. If you're hooked for more, or you want to catch up with them, or whatever the reason may be, you may find them here and here.

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In a previous post, Tony gave us a special interview, and I think it's best if the author speaks for the work himself.

Here's how he began: "I started drawing comics around Oct 2016. I wanted to create a YouTube channel back then, but I realized I didn't have the drawing skills for what I wanted to create, so I had to put it on hiatus. I remember reading a comic called Rosiana Rabbit by Alex Dempsey and thought that comics were an easy way to improve my art. So I started drawing comics."

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Evil Hornet
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Memory works the best when You try to sleep and need to wake up in like 4 hours :P

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His creativity relies on his mind flow rather than a rigid method, and he gets his inspiration wherever he can get it. "I don't exactly sit down in my chair and try to write something funny. Most of the jokes came while I was in the shower, and on rare occasions, I base them on my life."

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ToxiCity
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wouldn't the wedding minister say his name during the ceremony?

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Tony has shown quite a bit of self-awareness, and he was pretty modest in explaining why his comics stand out from the crowd. "I don't have a specific art style for my comics, so definitely my weird comedy."

Though he loves his kind of humor, he understands that it's not everyone's cup of tea. "Dark humor is not for everyone, but I like to believe that nothing is off the table when it comes to comedy. Of course, I have my standards and preferences, so even I have my limits."

If you want to know what kind of feedback comic artists receive from their readers, Tony has given some feedback about the feedback he receives. "Some love, some hate them, and others are just indifferent... but I always loved hearing my readers' opinions of my comics, especially if it's criticism. It helps me improve in one way or another and if I'm in a good mood, I'll even take the occasional 'f*** you!'"

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Tony Esp is a strong advocate of the "death of an author" concept. He conceals his subjectivity in his work, and the narratives are very direct, clear, and have only one intent: to make people laugh. Everything else depends solely on the reader, and he's fine with that.

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A.J Milne
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

now that I think about it, Batman could be considered a furry

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Evil Hornet
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of my cats is coming to sleep next to me all the time but when I tried to pet him on the counter, he decided that fallin' off, on his ass, will be a better solution...

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Rhea.S🤍
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Old souls stuck in millennial bodies..happens to the most of us😅

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T. D. Bostick
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That just means he has to take the bus instead of climbing walls.

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