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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2 years ago

un-bear-ably sad

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Ooh, really being haunted! Scary.

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Izzy S-B
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2 years ago

This is actually cute

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Don Flynn
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2 years ago

LoL

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João Ferreira
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2 years ago

I forgot my witty comment.

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Oh, I like the twist.

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Aaron Kara
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2 years ago

LOL!

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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2 years ago

I am the lizard king!

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Moo Moo Futch
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2 years ago

I love the porno mag in the bottom left corner.

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Aaron Kara
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2 years ago

Ah, so close!

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JillVille
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2 years ago

Da-a-a-a-a-a-mnnnn That was a good one!

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Carmen Elena
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2 years ago

and that´s how you leave them ko

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

now i want a mcd's

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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2 years ago

Glad it did.

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Good one!

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BusLady
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2 years ago

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

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Thinairgal
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2 years ago

Oops

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

Aw, perhaps the aliens adopt all the kids though!

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kat newt shulder
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2 years ago

thats sad

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JillVille
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2 years ago

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

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CelSlade
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2 years ago

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

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GlassOfWater
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2 years ago

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

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Less likely to fall off as well.

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Too real

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JillVille
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2 years ago

Lol, ok this one was cute!

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Yeah, think that's probably the case.

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JillVille
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2 years ago

Yeah, Doug, skip a year once in awhile.

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Daria B
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2 years ago

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

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

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

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

didn't see that coming

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Heather Vance
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2 years ago

lol

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

Why would you even pick that costume to begin with?

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Lili Képes
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2 years ago

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

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engineer_nope.avi
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2 years ago

Amnesia?

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

harsh but fair

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Lovro Velimirovic
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2 years ago

Tumblr in a nutshell

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Jef Bateman
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2 years 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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stellermatt
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2 years ago

clever.

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Barbara
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2 years ago

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

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

This one is hilarious!

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

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

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Les 🐝an
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2 years ago

Santa!

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BusLady
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2 years ago

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

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Panda Momma01
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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

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

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JillVille
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2 years ago

Oh no, not the dog!

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Izzy S-B
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2 years ago

Did not see that coming.....

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JillVille
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2 years ago

Whoops!

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LOttawa
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2 years ago

and so you should...

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

i KNEW it

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Les 🐝an
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2 years ago

That's the guy with lipstick shorts

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Barbara
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2 years ago

Well, if it repeats itself that much...I guess you could sing it in your sleep

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

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

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Giulia Betke
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2 years ago

my desired career path atm

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Kristy Puffer
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2 years ago

The original "fake news"

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes. Congratulations.

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baisan daniel
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2 years ago

god damn furries

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

I love this one!

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Mia B.
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2 years ago

lol i thought that was ron swanson \

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João Ferreira
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2 years ago

Not funny because it's true.

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Pedro Hasashi
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2 years ago

Hahaha I love the 3rd frame so much hhaha

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kat newt shulder
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2 years ago

heh

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Let's play spot the real weirdo.

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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2 years ago

Savage kids!

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Mia B.
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2 years ago

hehe ryan the temp

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JillVille
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2 years ago

And we think they're smarter than us....

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Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

Run, dude. Run.

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Giulia Betke
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2 years ago

i admire people in wheelchairs

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