Ryan Hudson, from Salt Lake City, UT, is the creative genius behind the webcomic Channelate, an eclectic mix of the absurd, dark and always hilarious adult comics.

Ryan's comics, which began a decade ago as short 3 or 4-panel drawings filled with dark sense of humor, has lately expanded to include live-action cartoons on Youtube, as the cartoon artist to dedicate more and more time to his passion. But how did it all begin? “When my family first got the internet in like 1998 - 99 I found this flash cartoon site called JoeCartoon.com,” Ryan told Bored Panda. “I knew from when I saw that, that I wanted to make web cartoons, but I literally had no idea how I would go about that. When I first started to post dark humor comics, my webcomic inspirations were The Perry Bible Fellowship, Thingpart, and Cyanide and Happiness.”

While his drawing style is clean and straightforward, his sense of humor is anything but. I think it's fair to say that Channelate will appeal to the dark, cynical side of your soul, giving you those explosive kinds of snort-laughs that you just can't control, a kind of laughter against your will. And as we all know, these are the best laughs! Kind of reminds you, South Park, a bit, doesn't it? “I was inspired South Park a ton,” Ryan said. “I look up to Trey Parker and Matt Stone a lot. I had been a huge Simpsons fan as a kid and when South Park first aired, it blew my mind. It was my kind of humor. Something I hadn't seen anywhere else.”

Going back to Ryan's comics for adults, he says that his process is super simple compared to some other cartoonists he's spoken to, but making Channelate animated has been a fun challenge. “I draw in Adobe Animate CC (Flash) on a Wacom Cintiq,” he explained. “I start with a sketch layer. The ink over top of that with a new layer then exports the image to color in Manga Studio 5. I used to do my comics entirely in Manga Studio, but I had to learn Flash for a job, and I am a very hands-on learner, so I decided just to start doing my comics with it. It forced me to learn it quickly.”

“I don't make my entire living from Channelate, but it has opened a lot of doors. In a lot of ways, the comic has been my demo reel and resume. I've worked on some amazing freelance projects that wouldn't have happened if not for my comic. But it was only a couple of years ago that I partnered up with Chase Suddarth to make Channelate animated. It was definitely challenging in some of the technical ways, but the writing and the art were very second nature since it was all the kind of thing I had been doing with the comic. I learned a LOT about making web animation by working for Cyanide and Happiness on the first few seasons of their animated show. After watching their videos for a decade, it was amazing to be able to be working under the hood. It was a lot of on-the-job training that I will be putting to use on my own work forever.”

Scroll down below to check out some of Ryan's work for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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stellermatt
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1 year ago

un-bear-ably sad

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Hope Floats
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1 year ago

Oh I love the twist in this...!!!!

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Izzy S-B
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1 year ago

This is actually cute

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stellermatt
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1 year ago

tune in next week!

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João Ferreira
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1 year ago

I forgot my witty comment.

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kat newt shulder
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1 year ago

raising arizona

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Wanda Queen
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1 year ago

Captain's Obvious' lesser known cousin

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diane a
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1 year ago

I snorted again - these are brilliant

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CelSlade
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1 year ago

oh god i laughed way too hard XD

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

Next time, tell them after.

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BusLady
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1 year ago

Should have used SPF.

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Carmen Elena
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1 year ago

and that´s how you leave them ko

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stellermatt
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1 year ago

now i want a mcd's

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Kath Leen
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1 year ago

this is good news

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

Good one!

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BusLady
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1 year ago

That's a long time to be watching C-SPAN.

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Erwin Sanz
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1 year ago

Is it true that someone see this as sexual thing?

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Aw, perhaps the aliens adopt all the kids though!

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Rogue
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1 year ago

those sideburns tho

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JillVille
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1 year ago

So where can I buy one of these? Asking for a friend with teenagers.

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CelSlade
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1 year ago

LOL, every time I do this I hit ocean - too funny XD

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GlassOfWater
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1 year ago

I don't think I could stand being in a wheelchair...

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

Less likely to fall off as well.

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

Too real

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

Birdie still having the beard is cute!

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

Yeah, think that's probably the case.

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Spooky Tooth
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1 year ago

HA!

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Daria B
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1 year ago

I never lost it. I knew exactly where I put it.

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Now show me on the doll where the Grim Reaper touched you.

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stellermatt
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1 year ago

didn't see that coming

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Heather Vance
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1 year ago

lol

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Why would you even pick that costume to begin with?

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Lili Képes
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1 year ago

This is brilliant. :D Red wine will be the next to cope with.

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BusLady
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1 year ago

Then she went home and caught her husband with another woman. "Hello, Phil? I'm sorry for what I said. I didn't mean it."

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stellermatt
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1 year ago

harsh but fair

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stellermatt
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1 year ago

on refection, he's an idiot.

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Jef Bateman
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1 year ago

He is going to have to take the finger out of his ear if he wants to get his money's worth.

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Barbara
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1 year ago

Possible to do a follow-up on this one where they still would only be visited by one Santa, because dad can't offered much any more due to alimony...dark, darker,...you know?

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Barbara
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1 year ago

I...this isn't as dark as I thought it'd turn out...

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diane a
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1 year ago

I m a girl and my pockets held some scary things - including the slow worm - my pet

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

It really isn't - though if it keeps them busy...

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Panda Momma01
Community Member
1 year ago

LMAO! I love Mrs. Clause's dive bomb

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BusLady
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1 year ago

Maybe he's gay... Don't take it personal.

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Panda Momma01
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1 year ago

See if people could do this in reality life would be so much easier for us all!

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GlassOfWater
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1 year ago

Haha I have multiple family members that sleep walk. Lots of good stories to tell guests thanks to them.

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Mikleo
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1 year ago

On the bright side, he became what he always admired.

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JillVille
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1 year ago

Oh no, not the dog!

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Izzy S-B
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1 year ago

Did not see that coming.....

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FutureVet_mtr
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1 year ago

I'm I the only person who immediately thought back to the scene in the LEGO movie. "Honey where are my pants"

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LOttawa
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1 year ago

and so you should...

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stellermatt
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1 year ago

i KNEW it

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Les 🐝an
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1 year ago

That's the guy with lipstick shorts

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MammaG
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1 year ago

I laughed way too much at this one.

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

Oh, yes! If only! I hate folding laundry.

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Giulia Betke
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1 year ago

my desired career path atm

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Kristy Puffer
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1 year ago

The original "fake news"

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

Yes. Congratulations.

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baisan daniel
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1 year ago

god damn furries

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Spooky Tooth
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1 year ago

catchy tune

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Mia B.
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1 year ago

lol i thought that was ron swanson \

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João Ferreira
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1 year ago

Not funny because it's true.

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Pedro Hasashi
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1 year ago

Hahaha I love the 3rd frame so much hhaha

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kat newt shulder
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1 year ago

heh

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Jo Smith
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1 year ago

True story.

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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1 year ago

Savage kids!

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Mia B.
Community Member
1 year ago

hehe ryan the temp

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Wanda Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

boy are they gonna be disappointed.....they were better off with the butt probes

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Wanda Queen
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1 year ago

Run, dude. Run.

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BusLady
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1 year ago

How did he lose his wheelchair? I'm certain he wasn't sleep walking.

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Giulia Betke
Community Member
1 year ago

but is it a joke?

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MammaG
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1 year ago

I may have guffawed.

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