When one browses the internet there's no running away from comics, and the best thing about is that they come in all shapes and sizes. However, if you are looking for something that can lift up your mood instantly, we highly recommend cat comics! It is a well-known fact that cats make everything out to be more dramatic than it actually is and owning one is both a blessing and a curse at times.

Today we will present the ironic comics by artist Ellen who started making comics about her daily life back when we were having our first lockdown due to Covid-19. Ellen started off with making just regular comics, but bit by bit, her cat also slipped in and practically became the star of all of her ideas.

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Steffen Rehm
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1 week ago

I demand the right to have +10 upvotes per click on this kind of stuff!

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Bored Panda reached out to Ellen to find out a little bit more about her and her comics.

"Well, I've been making art since I was a young child, and while on lockdown, I had more time to focus on creating a comic series. We had also adopted a cat and I became obsessed with drawing her goofy expressions! I was originally quite nervous to share my art but my family gave me the boost I needed. I figured people may need a laugh during this pandemic and wanted to help people smile, then it kind of took off!"

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Vicky Z
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1 week ago

I'm not familiar with the first cat mode! The last one though is very accurate😅😅😅😅

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inky Panda
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1 week ago

always with the face >=(

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As we mentioned previously, Ellen's comics tackle all kinds of situations but most of them involve her tabby cat. The artist's comics depict situations such as working from home with a cat (who always tries to show off in front of the camera during a Zoom call) or even putting up Christmas decorations around the house whilst waiting for them to get destroyed by the claws of the mighty feline.

We also took a chance to ask Ellen more questions. First, we asked the artist if she had any life-changing influences that might have helped her with her art and art style in general when it comes to her comics.

"My influences in life are my friends and family, they've always encouraged me to create art and are so supportive! Art-wise, I'm a big fan of Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett, and the guys from Penny Arcade really influenced my style (it was the first webcomic I'd ever seen)."

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~Th3lostHaven~
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1 week ago

Wholesome 101

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Who Panda 420
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1 week ago

Almost as wondrous as a shiny new box

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In case you are interested and liked the artist's work a lot, you might want to consider her Patreon page, which provides her fellow and most loyal fans and supporters with special membership roles. For example, you can get your very own personalized doodles, higher-quality art, patron-only community bonus comics as well as sketches, and any conceptual art that will later get turned into comics, ready to be posted on other platforms by Ellen herself.

Art, in any kind of form, takes a lot of time not only to practice but also to produce, therefore we asked Ellen how long it takes her to fully finish her comics.

"It takes a few hours to complete one strip from concept to final version. I add a lot of details on the coloring and shading, which is my favorite part of the design process."

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Nothing Wrong Being Different
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1 week ago

Evil Overlord 😅😂

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Petite_Ravenclaw
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1 week ago

#relatable

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Being an artist is not easy, one can easily encounter a lack of inspiration, burnout, etc, so we wanted to ask the artist about her ideas for the comics.

"The ideas are always flowing, my issue is not having enough time to draw them all! My kids and cat are a great source of comedic entertainment, they're just naturally funny and we spend a lot of time laughing in our house. I'm kind of a silly person so I tend to turn everything into a joke anyway."

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Abram I
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1 week ago

That's my dog right there

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Beta
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1 week ago

The cat is the crime boss

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As we mentioned before, sometimes creative work can cause quite a burnout, therefore we asked the artist how she dealt with that as well.

"I love doing creative work, it energizes me when the rest of the world leaves me burned out. I get sucked into drawing and often forget everything around me, it's kind of like my zen place."

We also asked the artist about how people reacted to her work.

"Most people are so sweet and kind with their feedback, I get lots of messages from people telling me I've brightened their day and that they love my work. Of course, there's some negativity from people if you put your work out there, that's unavoidable I think, but it really drowned out by the kindness of so many wonderful people!"

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inky Panda
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1 week ago

me every night

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Vicky Z
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1 week ago

That's not so accurate ! Cat butt comes first

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The creative process is not easy, but there are many enjoyable parts to it as shared by the artist.

"I actually love drawing the facial expressions the most, I find it really fun to try and capture all that emotion and energy in one pose. I've always drawn silly faces, my kids really like them and I think it always brings something extra to a comic since you're trying to express so much in a few panels."

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Terry Sarasin
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1 week ago

Lol. Not always true. One of our cats, just pees on my wife, just because! He's fixed, but will lift his tail and sprinkle, sprinkle.

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Me Oh My
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1 week ago

"chubby Icarus"

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We also asked about the inspiration behind the artist's Instagram account.

"I started making digital art as a teen in Microsoft paint. We didn't have any other tools in my house so I just learned to get really good at drawing with a mouse, that's actually what I still use to outline my digital art in Adobe illustrator. I went to design school in my twenties and started doing art commissions for other people, mostly logo designs or illustrations for companies. Even though I enjoyed it, I found there wasn't enough work coming in and I wanted to do something more creative and fun."

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Gogeta Blue
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1 week ago

The cat version of meth

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Omnisexual elephant
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1 week ago

Those middle school boys

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Artists tend to get motivated by a lot of things such as curiosity, the search for beauty, or even meaning. Therefore, we asked Ellen about that too.

"My biggest motivation as an artist is entertaining people and making them smile. The world is such a crazy place and there's a lot of negativity out there, especially online, I want my comics to be something that helps people escape the noise of all that bad stuff, even if just for a little bit.

I'm a Nova Scotian and we're all pretty laid back and friendly here, I grew up in a really small town so everyone knew me and my family, we were all pretty close. I would draw pictures as gifts for everybody and they seemed to really like it. Some people still have them hanging up on their fridge years later, it's such a nice feeling to see how your work impacts people."

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Me Oh My
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1 week ago

Raccoon? What raccoon? Don't you mean "weird stripey bandit cat"?

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Me Oh My
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1 week ago

how DARE

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It's also worth noticing that Ellen posts comics every week, so if you are interested in seeing more of her works, we suggest following her on Instagram to see more weekly episodes that take on life with cats, kids and love (and lots of coffee). If you liked the artist's work, please don't forget to tell us which of the comics was your favorite and why, Pandas!

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Who Panda 420
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1 week ago

My dog happens to like being dressed up. He knows it keeps him warm and grabs him attention. Please don't dress animals for your own amusement. Specially if it's obvious their not into it.

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Vicky Z
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1 week ago

Adorable little drama queens

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BAWK BAWK BAKAW
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1 week ago

i thought that was a litter box--

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Petite_Ravenclaw
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1 week ago

‘poot’ 😂

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WE!RD_GOBL!N
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1 week ago (edited)

I mean she is the middle child ( no offence, sorry if that seemed rude)

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inky Panda
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1 week ago

my cat can he me spreading PB on bread

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Batgirl Kitty
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1 week ago

Oh no, poor kitty

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Petite_Ravenclaw
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1 week ago

dang it, the number doesn’t work!

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inky Panda
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1 week ago

at least murder is smaller then food and sleep

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BAWK BAWK BAKAW
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1 week ago

EVERY TIME

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DennyS (denzoren)
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1 week ago

If only we had the same mind set.

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Urbosa
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1 week ago

I want to do that!

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Ash & Sky
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1 week ago

My cat right there. Food food food and maybe some more food.

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Vicky Z
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1 week ago

tracking time during pandemic is the new challenge (its still 2020 right? RIGHT???)

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Vicky Z
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1 week ago

I thought the crow was asking if the human is dying to prepare for lunch

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inky Panda
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1 week ago (edited)

my cat just walked up to me sat down and is now staring at me update: he left

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Ash & Sky
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1 week ago

The ever helpful cat

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inky Panda
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1 week ago

smooth

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Vicky Z
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1 week ago

Let's have both blankets shall we?

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Chinmayee Kalghatgi
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1 week ago

Im the husband and the wife

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DennyS (denzoren)
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1 week ago

Forts will never not be fun.

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Harri Ellis
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1 week ago

My cat tries to sharpen her claws on my jeans, with me in them, when I come home.

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dale-harriet rogovich
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1 week ago

Oh, she lives in Wisconsin! (Captions could also be "9:00 a.m." and "12:00 p.m.").

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