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 10 months ago

un-bear-ably sad

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Hope Floats 10 months ago

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

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Izzy S-B 10 months ago

This is actually cute

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stellermatt 10 months ago

tune in next week!

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João Ferreira 10 months ago

I forgot my witty comment.

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kat newt shulder 10 months ago

raising arizona

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Wanda Queen 10 months ago

Captain's Obvious' lesser known cousin

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diane a 10 months ago

I snorted again - these are brilliant

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CelSlade 10 months ago

oh god i laughed way too hard XD

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Next time, tell them after.

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BusLady 10 months ago

Should have used SPF.

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Carmen Elena 10 months ago

and that´s how you leave them ko

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stellermatt 10 months ago

now i want a mcd's

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Kath Leen 10 months ago

this is good news

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Night Owl 10 months ago

Good one!

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BusLady 10 months ago

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

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Erwin Sanz 10 months ago

Is it true that someone see this as sexual thing?

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glowworm2 10 months ago

Aw, perhaps the aliens adopt all the kids though!

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Rogue 10 months ago

those sideburns tho

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JillVille 10 months ago

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

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CelSlade 10 months ago

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

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GlassOfWater 10 months ago

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

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Less likely to fall off as well.

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Night Owl 10 months ago

Too real

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Birdie still having the beard is cute!

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Yeah, think that's probably the case.

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Spooky Tooth 10 months ago

HA!

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Daria B 10 months ago

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

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glowworm2 10 months ago

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

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stellermatt 10 months ago

didn't see that coming

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Heather Vance 10 months ago

lol

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glowworm2 10 months ago

Why would you even pick that costume to begin with?

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Lili Képes 10 months ago

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

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BusLady 10 months 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 10 months ago

harsh but fair

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stellermatt 10 months ago

on refection, he's an idiot.

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Jef Bateman 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago

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

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diane a 10 months ago

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

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

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

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Panda Momma01 10 months ago

LMAO! I love Mrs. Clause's dive bomb

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BusLady 10 months ago

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

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Panda Momma01 10 months ago

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

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GlassOfWater 10 months 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 10 months ago

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

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JillVille 10 months ago

Oh no, not the dog!

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Izzy S-B 10 months ago

Did not see that coming.....

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FutureVet_mtr 10 months 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 10 months ago

and so you should...

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stellermatt 10 months ago

i KNEW it

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Les 🐝an 10 months ago

That's the guy with lipstick shorts

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MammaG 10 months ago

I laughed way too much at this one.

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

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

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Giulia Betke 10 months ago

my desired career path atm

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Kristy Puffer 10 months ago

The original "fake news"

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Yes. Congratulations.

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baisan daniel 10 months ago

god damn furries

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Spooky Tooth 10 months ago

catchy tune

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Mia B. 10 months ago

lol i thought that was ron swanson \

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João Ferreira 10 months ago

Not funny because it's true.

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Pedro Hasashi 10 months ago

Hahaha I love the 3rd frame so much hhaha

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kat newt shulder 10 months ago

heh

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Jo Smith 10 months ago

True story.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

Savage kids!

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Mia B. 10 months ago

hehe ryan the temp

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Wanda Queen 10 months ago

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

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Wanda Queen 10 months ago

Run, dude. Run.

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BusLady 10 months ago

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

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Giulia Betke 10 months ago

but is it a joke?

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MammaG 10 months ago

I may have guffawed.

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JillVille 10 months ago

Awww! What a sweet kid!

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Carolina Ren 10 months ago

Learn to art with lefty

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Giulia Betke 10 months ago

haha

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Alan Smith 10 months ago

exactly how it feels when someone comments on mental health.

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Andrés Ardila 10 months ago

Jajajaja... good one!

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GlassOfWater 10 months ago

Bras are extra pockets

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