Artist Edd Lai is on a mission to bring some light into our lives and he's creating dark comics to do so. Mixing the real with the surreal, the 29-year-old from Taiwan is creating horror stories that are quite short yet totally immersive. And it's not just the Internet who's in love with Edd's dark drawings.

"I have always enjoyed reading," Edd told Bored Panda. "And I like all kinds of books, including graphic novels. But it wasn’t until I was 19 that I started writing creepy stories. I was lucky to have my novels published by several publishers that were searching for young writers. Since then, I’ve made writing my living, constantly pursuing this profession. I was also commissioned to write several screenplays for movies."

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lilly nyangweso
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11 months ago

Gosh ...this is sad

La Petite Morte
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11 months ago

And sweet. And sad.

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N
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11 months ago

This is not spooky, but it is bitter sweet :)

sequoia hawes
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11 months ago

i don't know about you guys, but i think this one is actually cute

Letitia Hedding
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11 months ago

omg, this one is sweet, I want to get one to run

B 🐌🖤
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11 months ago

Not spooky. Heartbreaking.

Night Owl
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11 months ago

Heartbreaking

Amanda Ammermann
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11 months ago

Jeepers that took a dark and depressing turn O.O

glowworm2
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11 months ago

Aw! In this little guy's case, I really want it to work for him.

Rarrduu GC
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11 months ago

This is heartbreaking

Anh Ngoc
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11 months ago

:(

Anh Ngoc
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11 months ago

:(

Laura Zaini
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11 months ago

:( aww

de' leendha
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11 months ago

sad

Cris Fernandes
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11 months ago

I cried. For real.

Calypso moon
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11 months ago

This is sooo cute

TheNerdyOne
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11 months ago

Awww poor boy 😢

Kim Bush
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11 months ago

Wow just Wow

Kadence Nauta
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11 months ago

awwwwwww adorable

Daryl Artica
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11 months ago (edited)

bitter sweet eee.

Roxy Faulkner
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11 months ago

Wow. That is brilliant.

Monika Soffronow
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11 months ago

Creative use of a terrible resource.

Willjem Montoya
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3 months ago

This isnt sad.. :(

Jacey Lynn
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6 months ago

It actually made me say “awww”

Team We
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10 months ago

Oh no... so sad...

Tim Huvane
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10 months ago

😭😭😭 so sad

Sharon Conlan
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10 months ago

Awesome

Curious Cat
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11 months ago

wow.. this was kind of dark.. took a real twist there.

Debbie
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11 months ago

Oh!

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
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11 months ago

How terrible to not know how it feels to do something that most of us take as our rite

Louisa Johnson
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11 months ago

Wow did not see that coming. Bit of a shock really.

Diane Diggs
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11 months ago

Lovely!!

I'm groot
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11 months ago

Wow, that's kinda sweet...and really sad.

Roxy Faulkner
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11 months ago

Wow. That is brilliant!

Joe Malick
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11 months ago

That's dark and a wow moment.

Alex Craig
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11 months ago

This really shook me. It's right about the unexpected ending .

Tim Huvane
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11 months ago

Oh my gosh! You're peeling onions

Angie Jolie
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11 months ago

thought i'd be scared.. now i'm just sad.... which is worse.

Taryn Wallace
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11 months ago

Ooohhh the feels

naman mehta
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11 months ago

THIS IS HEARTBREAKING 😣

Lilli
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11 months ago

this broke my heart...poor boy :(

Vero Morales
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11 months ago

i was going to make a joke but now i see de las frame and feel awful

Isle_of_stressed_pilots
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11 months ago

it looks like his legs recently got cut off, so he'd know what walking feels like. However i love this comic and it is very sad

Britta Sheldon
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11 months ago

Not necessary. I know a person who has never walked and they had gotten a leg infection and had to have one of their legs cut off.

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Shinomi Chan
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2 weeks ago

Aw jeez ;^; where are the onion cutting ninjas at?

Lilly Case
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6 months ago

sad but nice at the same time!

Grace Marraffa
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6 months ago

That is sad.

Kayli Boring
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6 months ago

this gives me depression

Peggy
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6 months ago

Awww

Ciara Jefferson
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7 months ago

Wow

Dorothy Parker
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7 months ago

Lovely.

marnidarr
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7 months ago

Oh, my...

wisdom evee
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9 months ago

oh...my...god....im in tears and not in a good way

Diana Crawford
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11 months ago

How sick can one get? the child wanting to curse itself by cursing asking the curse to let the child feel the walking sensation...ah sick sick sick!

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"My greatest passion lies in graphic arts — I enjoy telling scary stories not only through words, but through pictures as well," the artist said. According to Edd, adding visuals allows him to portray his feelings and plot twists way better."

"[Currently], I'm working on my new experimental series, titled Edd Lai's Stories."

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La Petite Morte
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11 months ago

Not the figurines too!!! You monster!!!

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To someone who isn't familiar with his horror comics, Edd would describe it as 'horrifying' but in a 'bright and delightful' way. "[Through my comics], I try to explore the different facades of humanity, highlighting our perception of the world." Both the good and evil. The hero and the villain. "We tend to label everything we know, but there's often a difference between the way a thing looks, and the way it is underneath its appearance."

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Ponty Maningas
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11 months ago

Time for REVENGE

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Edd thinks it's the tone of his stories that make them stand out from the rest. "My stories might appear to be dark, but they can be delightful or even cute. The pieces I've written for Edd Lai's Stories are short, [but they have] a sudden twist at the end, which makes them super dramatic." The artist said he wants the readers to participate in his stories, filling in the gaps. "I love when my readers ask me a lot of questions about my stories. Also, since the stories are so sharp, they're good candidates for movie and other kinds of adaptations."


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de' leendha
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11 months ago

now.. this is scary

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And even though the artist admitted he has a dark place in his heart, he doesn't let it control his personal life. "The most important thing is that we can always choose to light up the night."


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Nini Meow
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11 months ago

Oh creepy lord

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Letitia Hedding
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11 months ago

love this one

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Letitia Hedding
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11 months ago

I did not see that coming...

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Luis Milian
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11 months ago

never seen this side of Tinker Bell

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Ponty Maningas
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11 months ago

HAHA DESERVE IT

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Ghost_Recon_Waffle
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11 months ago

Jeez that was weird

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Lyop
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11 months ago

This is what you choose to share?!!

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Luis Milian
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11 months ago

who else read this without turning their head...just incase

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Daria Z
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11 months ago

It does give you the self-confidence issues :(

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La Petite Morte
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11 months ago

Poor succubi.... you didn't sign up for THAT Hell.

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Janine B.
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11 months ago

Ew.

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La Petite Morte
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11 months ago

Heh. When your honey is a misguided mortician...

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Ponty Maningas
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11 months ago

If Zeus wasn't immortal, he could've died many times

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Luis Milian
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11 months ago

its called French kissing...

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