I don't know about your shower thoughts, but I often think about what dogs really think. Do they really not judge us? Do they really know that they're good girls and boys? Do they really look up to us? These and other questions are answered by Xibang (Seebangnow), an illustrator from Singapore, who also recently did similar comics about cats. Of course, I'll never really know what dogs actually think, but the comics illustrate their thoughts pretty accurately, or at least it's what most of us hope that dogs think.

The artist knows how to balance strong emotions, and the comics are every bit as amusing and full of love as they are sad and sentimental. The illustrator brilliantly reveals how despite having a pretense to show what dogs "really" think, the furred subjects of the comic are just what we expect and hope them to be: friendly, loyal, a little bit silly and naive, and sly.

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8Yorkies-and-63cats
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is brilliant and true and I wish I could upvote it a thousand times.

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The artist told us a little about himself and what he does. "I'm a cartoonist from Singapore, and my full-time job is more or less being a dad to my 4-year-old son. Whatever energy I have left with is split between helping out with my family business and drawing."

Seebangnow is no different when it comes to creative struggles, and shared his gripes. "For me, the most difficult part of making comics is probably getting started, especially if I've been too busy to draw for a week or more."

"My artistic process is mainly procrastinating until the guilt of not drawing overwhelms me and I battle through my daily fatigue to get started drawing. I draw on a Wacom Bamboo Tablet to save time, because I'm very rusty and hate my lack of skill in traditional media. I have a whole lot of ideas I've written down in my notes, but sometimes I just try to roll with it and see what happens."

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AquaFox Gaming
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol but it’s so true like the cats r just chilling in the corner while the dog is like getting hyped

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But he wouldn't do it if he didn't like anything about it. "My favorite part of the process is the end; drawing itself can be tedious and not particularly fun - but I find it rewarding if the resulting work turns out well enough."

The artist has immersed himself in the comic world ever since he was little. He shared some of his key influences. "I grew up with a lot of manga, and only picked up western comics in my teens. I still read a lot of manga - I like how artists liberally borrow from multiple art styles to service the stories they tell, and how dynamic the visual language can be. I think overall, my all-time favorite comic would be Berserk (RIP Kentaro Miura) but I first started copying drawings from Doraemon and Dragonball - oh, and Garfield, lol."

He gave a few words of wisdom to the aspiring artists. "It's really nice to know that people like my art. My advice is to make art for yourself. Draw because you like what you make, or like what you're doing. Art is personal and supposed to be fun. Just pick up a pen and draw. If you don't like your own work, it will suck even if everyone else loves it."

"Thank you to everyone who likes my comics and to Bored Panda for the feature! Please follow me on Instagram, I aim to draw more regularly and make videos and music. Take care and stay safe!"

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Sue Lynn Chan
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Come on. Animals don’t judge………………right?

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Titas Burinskas
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is such a thing. Read Bulgakov's "Heart of a Dog"

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Invisible Potato
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, you cant treat a cat like a dog. Thats stupid, its like, if you have aquarium with fishs, would you keep your birds also in water tank?

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Kristina Šob
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, my girl usually don't bring stick to me. I need to chase her and take it from her. She plays with me, like I'm another doggo. :D

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Sue Lynn Chan
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

See. This is what I have been telling my parents why we need a dog

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Ryan Deschanel
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have emotional support chocolate. It is more efficient, less expensive, and it never barfs in my shoes.

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ADHORTATOR
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

a good result if we consider that he didn't jump

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Bobbie Meyers
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I read this while trying to feed a dog who has zero interest in food, she could care less. I have to hand feed her and even then it's a crapshoot. Best quality food too. Some days, I can only get a handful in. The Pugs, on the other hand, "not food, ya sure, let's try it anyway.

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PenitentEyeball
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Any other gynecologist do that, I’d call the police, but not on this cute doggo

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Nixxy
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If my dog started playing guitar I would give it about a million treats

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