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After more than a year, 'Inky Rickshaw' is finally back on Bored Panda! If you missed the previous post featuring these comics, you should definitely catch up and enjoy more strips by this artist. What characterizes this series are the funny twists and unexpected endings that comic fans love so much.

During our last interview, the author shared with us some interesting facts about his webcomic: “‘Inky Rickshaw' is an anagram of my name (Ricky Hawkins) and is just a sort of nonsense pair of words that I thought would go well with my random and fantastical style of comic-making. I'm not sure I would keep the same name if I were to start over from the beginning, but it's sort of grown on me over the years."

Scroll down to see the latest works by Ricky, and to learn more about his series.

More info: Instagram | patreon.com | twitter.com | inkyrickshaw.com | reddit.com

We got in touch with the artist behind the series and asked him some questions about his recent work. First, we wanted Hawkins to describe a pivotal moment or experience that significantly impacted his growth as a comic artist. We found out: “I've always drawn and made comics, but I really started focusing on it back in 2018 when I started my current comic project, Inky Rickshaw. When the pandemic hit in 2020, I coincidentally got a big surge of followers and I did my best to keep everyone entertained during lockdown.”

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"The tooth fairy has always wondered why she has a hard time making friends"

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor elephant is never going to sleep again. That will just haunt him forever

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Asked how his style has evolved over time, Ricky said: “I'm constantly trying to get better at art. Comics are a blend of realism and over-exaggeration, and I find myself improving the most when I spend time doing studies from life as well as learning from other artists. I'd say that, over time, my style has become simpler and more stylized as I learn from some of my favorite artists like Bill Watterson and Eiichiro Oda.”

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even Robert Johnson still had to learn guitar. In case you don’t know, look him up. It coincides with a myth about him.

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We were also wondering what challenges the artist faces when transitioning from conceptualizing a story to translating it into visual form. The author of ‘Inky Rickshaw’ shared with us: “The hardest part of making a comic is fitting the idea into the format. I try to use four square panels every time because I like the way it looks on social media, but sometimes I have to scrap an idea because it ends up being too wordy to fit into that format. Ideas need to be conveyed strongly and in as simple a manner as possible."

Lastly, we wanted to know if Ricky could give any advice for aspiring comic artists looking to break into the industry. He told us: “I'm still an aspiring artist myself, but I'll say that one of the most important things is to keep creating and striving to improve as those are lifelong pursuits. Make the art that interests you, and you will eventually find an audience. It also helps to nurture a positive attitude and a good sense of humor!"

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is adorable. Looks like the wise man was more than happy to oblige.

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Its more than „faking“ ouija boards are based on unconscious muscle movements - actually quite fascinating… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kohnstamm%27s_phenomenon

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Oh, if only I could do this.. (I'm about one of the pettiest people you'll ever meet)

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3 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Forever punishment by being young and looking the same forever, but also not being able to look at himself in a mirror or the water? Top level evil right there

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For the people wondering, gneiss means, according to google: 'any coarse-grained metamorphic rock that is banded and foliated'

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Am I crazy or does the wizard look like Jim Carrey in The Mask? 🤣

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