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 cartoons.

Ryan's comics, which began a decade ago as short 3 or 4 panel drawings, have lately expanded to include live action cartoons on Youtube, as he seeks 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 comics, my webcomic inspirations were The Perry Bible Fellowship, Thingpart, and Cyanide and Happiness.”

While his drawing style is clean and simple, his 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 kind 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 drawing style, 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. Ink over top of that with a new layer, then export 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 to just start doing my comics with it. It forced me to learn it quick.”

“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 for ever.”

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 9 months ago

un-bear-ably sad

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Hope Floats 9 months ago

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

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Izzy S-B 9 months ago

This is actually cute

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stellermatt 9 months ago

tune in next week!

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João Ferreira 9 months ago

I forgot my witty comment.

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kat newt shulder 9 months ago

raising arizona

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Wanda Queen 9 months ago

Captain's Obvious' lesser known cousin

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diane a 9 months ago

I snorted again - these are brilliant

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CelSlade 9 months ago

oh god i laughed way too hard XD

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Laugh Fan 9 months ago

Next time, tell them after.

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BusLady 8 months ago

Should have used SPF.

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Carmen Elena 9 months ago

and that´s how you leave them ko

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stellermatt 9 months ago

now i want a mcd's

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Kath Leen 9 months ago

this is good news

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Night Owl 9 months ago

Good one!

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BusLady 8 months ago

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

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Erwin Sanz 9 months ago

Is it true that someone see this as sexual thing?

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glowworm2 9 months ago

Aw, perhaps the aliens adopt all the kids though!

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Rogue 9 months ago

those sideburns tho

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JillVille 9 months ago

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

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CelSlade 9 months ago

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

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GlassOfWater 9 months ago

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

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Laugh Fan 9 months ago

Less likely to fall off as well.

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Night Owl 9 months ago

Too real

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Laugh Fan 9 months ago

Birdie still having the beard is cute!

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Laugh Fan 9 months ago

Yeah, think that's probably the case.

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Spooky Tooth 9 months ago

HA!

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Daria B 9 months ago

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

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glowworm2 9 months ago

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

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stellermatt 9 months ago

didn't see that coming

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Heather Vance 8 months ago

lol

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glowworm2 9 months ago

Why would you even pick that costume to begin with?

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Lili Képes 9 months ago

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

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BusLady 8 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 9 months ago

harsh but fair

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stellermatt 9 months ago

on refection, he's an idiot.

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Jef Bateman 9 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 9 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 9 months ago

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

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diane a 9 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 9 months ago

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

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Panda Momma01 8 months ago

LMAO! I love Mrs. Clause's dive bomb

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BusLady 8 months ago

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

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Panda Momma01 8 months ago

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

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GlassOfWater 9 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 9 months ago

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

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JillVille 9 months ago

Oh no, not the dog!

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Izzy S-B 9 months ago

Did not see that coming.....

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FutureVet_mtr 9 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 9 months ago

and so you should...

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stellermatt 9 months ago

i KNEW it

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Les 🐝an 9 months ago

That's the guy with lipstick shorts

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MammaG 9 months ago

I laughed way too much at this one.

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Laugh Fan 9 months ago

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

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Giulia Betke 8 months ago

my desired career path atm

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Kristy Puffer 9 months ago

The original "fake news"

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Laugh Fan 9 months ago

Yes. Congratulations.

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baisan daniel 9 months ago

god damn furries

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Spooky Tooth 9 months ago

catchy tune

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Mia B. 8 months ago

lol i thought that was ron swanson \

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João Ferreira 9 months ago

Not funny because it's true.

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Pedro Hasashi 8 months ago

Hahaha I love the 3rd frame so much hhaha

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kat newt shulder 9 months ago

heh

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Jo Smith 9 months ago

True story.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 9 months ago

Savage kids!

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Mia B. 8 months ago

hehe ryan the temp

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Wanda Queen 9 months ago

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

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Wanda Queen 9 months ago

Run, dude. Run.

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BusLady 8 months ago

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

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Giulia Betke 8 months ago

but is it a joke?

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MammaG 9 months ago

I may have guffawed.

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JillVille 9 months ago

Awww! What a sweet kid!

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Carolina Ren 8 months ago

Learn to art with lefty

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Giulia Betke 8 months ago

haha

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Alan Smith 8 months ago

exactly how it feels when someone comments on mental health.

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Andrés Ardila 8 months ago

Jajajaja... good one!

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GlassOfWater 9 months ago

Bras are extra pockets

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CelSlade 9 months ago

lol XD

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