On the surface, Extra Fabulous Comics (previously here) might seem like a bunch of random strips. Their creator Zach, however, is a well-rounded person who has endured a lot of ups and downs. And getting to know him, understanding where he's coming from transforms his comics into incredibly layered, yet easily understandable ponderings about life's biggest questions.

"Extra Fabulous Comics began in 2011 as a sort of last-ditch effort to find fulfillment in something," Zach told Bored Panda. "I had gone to college for something completely unrelated and abandoned that field immediately after graduating. I was in an unhealthy long-term relationship working under an abusive manager at an awful grocery store. One day I tried to think back to when I last felt "fulfilled", and it dawned on me that I was happiest when I was making my friends laugh with my drawings. Somehow, through years of schooling, that revelation escaped me. Had I thought of it earlier I'd have started the comics years before I did."

In his comics, Zach loves pointing our the stupidity of things. "I enjoy boiling things down and dissecting topics to the point where they're unrecognizable," he said. "I don't really have much to say definitively, I just prefer to get people to smile and think and come to their own conclusions. Depression is perhaps the most enduring topic in my comics since it's something that's always on my mind."

"I try to stay away from telling people what to think," the artist added. "My goal is to make something everyone can enjoy. It is important to take breaks from the never-ending news stream, and I think there is honor in providing a place where people can lower their defenses. That isn't to say I haven't made statements before, but I do often regret them afterward. Divisiveness has become the norm. I don't want to fuel the extremism and hatred perpetuated by so many voices on both sides. I do have very strong beliefs, I just don't believe I have the intelligence required to spew them into the masses."

When asked about the popularity of Extra Fabulous Comics, Zach turned towards the relationship between humor and pain. "A lot of people use humor to deal with pain in their lives, and most if not all of my comics come from that place. I think that's a big part of why some people like them. I've been very fortunate to have been able to connect with people in this way over the years."

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Joe Clark 5 months ago

His plan is working.

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A random Goat 5 months ago

And they say he's still going through that cycle today

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Grumble O'Pug 5 months ago

LMAO!!!

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Night Owl 5 months ago

some BIG good vibes

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Bluebell Rizzi 5 months ago

"stop cropping the credits off comics you stupid fuck" priceless.

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A random Goat 5 months ago

So sad and so true

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

SLORP

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Night Owl 5 months ago

and he finally came out of the closet

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JessyJoy 5 months ago

I love this!

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Night Owl 5 months ago

Eww

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stellermatt 5 months ago

i slept like a log, woke up covered in moss...

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A random Goat 5 months ago

WHY CHAD WHY

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Last Hurrah 5 months ago

Band aid: $4,000. Kiss: priceless.

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Nawal Wali 5 months ago

Well that got dark real fast

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Marshmallow 5 months ago

You threw off death's groove

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Lulik 5 months ago

So evil...

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*incoherent screaming* 5 months ago

Your corpse will be frozen anyway if you forget a spacesuit

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Carmen Elena 5 months ago

wait...

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Molly McCabe 5 months ago

Heath coverage explained so well

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Carmen Elena 5 months ago

Cยดmon Reynolds

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Night Owl 5 months ago

Typical cat's. Harumph!

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Night Owl 5 months ago

Aww poor shark

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Giulia Betke 5 months ago

i wonder if my ex has treasure inside him

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A random Goat 5 months ago

NEVER TOUCH THE PANTS!

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A random Goat 5 months ago

This is incorrect The bottom is where your at McDonald's and the everything machine broke

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issam 5 months ago

Guy : so , can you transfer the call ? Center guy ( fearing for his job ) : how about an offer you ca not resist !

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issam 5 months ago

Works like a charm .

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Night Owl 5 months ago

Animal farm?

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Caroline 5 months ago

I snorted at that one. Not good when you have a cold lol.

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Thinairgal 5 months ago

Nothing subtle in the siren's song

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Ben Steinberg 5 months ago

Bonus panel!

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Last Hurrah 5 months ago

Let's try the glow-in-the-dark, orange flavored one.

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A random Goat 5 months ago

ALL HAILBORLAX-5! THE ALIENS FINALLY FOUND OUT OUR LEADER!

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Nik Brown 5 months ago

I just sleep hard after a long day of work lol.

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Nawal Wali 5 months ago

Every time

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Mariano Ciriaci 5 months ago

OMG HAHAH

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issam 5 months ago

Actually .. that is super accurate .

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Sillyist 5 months ago

This one actually made me LOL

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LOttawa 5 months ago

Me every morning...

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Night Owl 5 months ago

I'm almost always busy :)

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Last Hurrah 5 months ago

The new birth control.

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A random Goat 5 months ago

THAT tree did the right thing. And GTFOUH APPLE!!

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thepotatogirl 5 months ago

P.P. Exam XD

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Bored Birgit 5 months ago

Poor shortnosed dogs that cannot breathe well

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Nope 5 months ago

Yeah, except the other 5 times the USA landed on the moon....derp.

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Dawn Murphy 5 months ago

P-O-L-E itically correct

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Night Owl 5 months ago

Don't do it, he's a vampire.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 5 months ago

Hahaha.. lol.. Doctor is not amused with Double meaning!

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Sonya Howse 5 months ago

Well.... you asked for it....

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My O My 4 months ago

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ made my day

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Angie Scanes 5 months ago

Dragonball lmao

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Jef Bateman 5 months ago

This is really clever. I have to admit it took a second read for me to get it.

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Bluebell Rizzi 5 months ago

lies

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Nawal Wali 5 months ago

Donโ€™t worry flower your beautiful to me

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issam 5 months ago

I said that once .. hahahah

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Don Flynn 5 months ago

Haha wish

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Daria B 5 months ago

This one is kinda cute, somehow....

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issam 5 months ago

He's already stoned .

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Dawn Murphy 5 months ago

Majority rules!

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Dawn Murphy 5 months ago

Ban assault dogs

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Norsman 5 months ago

Freakinโ€™ gigolo... hopped the lady and got da money!

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Dawn Murphy 5 months ago

You ain't got no alibi

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Meowton Mewsk 5 months ago

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Master Markus 5 months ago

Yeah, I don't know why that got started either. My parents didn't spank me, but I pretty much only associate it with sex play so the idea of people spanking their kids seems very uncomfortable to me.

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Dawn Murphy 5 months ago

Pays to let someone finish

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A random Goat 5 months ago

Dammit. Always leaving everything in the house

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GiantSpaceTiger 5 months ago

*batter one's self

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Night Owl 5 months ago

Uh-oh

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Norsman 5 months ago

Bender V0.1

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Night Owl 5 months ago

Good save

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Dawn Murphy 5 months ago

pesky facts...

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Night Owl 5 months ago

Even the genie can't help him and feels sorry for him :(

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Night Owl 5 months ago

That's cruel

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Nadja Lambacher 5 months ago

ohh...ohh nooo

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Bacony 5 months ago

I can put my foot in my mouth.

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Dawn Murphy 5 months ago

Oh, negative

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Dawn Murphy 5 months ago

It takes just one...

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A random Goat 5 months ago

Badum tssss

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Night Owl 5 months ago

It's tough being a superhero

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