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 1 year ago

His plan is working.

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A random Goat 1 year ago

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

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Grumble O'Pug 1 year ago

LMAO!!!

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Night Owl 1 year ago

some BIG good vibes

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Bluebell Rizzi 1 year ago

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

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A random Goat 1 year ago

So sad and so true

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Mother Mary Helen 1 year ago

SLORP

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Night Owl 1 year ago

and he finally came out of the closet

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JessyJoy 1 year ago

I love this!

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Night Owl 1 year ago

Eww

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stellermatt 1 year ago

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

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A random Goat 1 year ago

WHY CHAD WHY

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Last Hurrah 1 year ago

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

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Nawal Wali 1 year ago

Well that got dark real fast

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Marshmallow 1 year ago

You threw off death's groove

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Lulik 1 year ago

So evil...

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*incoherent screaming* 1 year ago

Your corpse will be frozen anyway if you forget a spacesuit

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Carmen Elena 1 year ago

wait...

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Molly McCabe 1 year ago

Heath coverage explained so well

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Carmen Elena 1 year ago

C´mon Reynolds

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Night Owl 1 year ago

Typical cat's. Harumph!

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Night Owl 1 year ago

Aww poor shark

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Giulia Betke 1 year ago

i wonder if my ex has treasure inside him

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A random Goat 1 year ago

NEVER TOUCH THE PANTS!

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A random Goat 1 year ago

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

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issam 1 year 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 1 year ago

Works like a charm .

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Night Owl 1 year ago

Animal farm?

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Caroline 1 year ago

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

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Thinairgal 1 year ago

Nothing subtle in the siren's song

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Ben Steinberg 1 year ago

Bonus panel!

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Last Hurrah 1 year ago

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

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A random Goat 1 year ago

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

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Nik Brown 1 year ago

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

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Nawal Wali 1 year ago

Every time

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Mariano Ciriaci 1 year ago

OMG HAHAH

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issam 1 year ago

Actually .. that is super accurate .

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Sillyist 1 year ago

This one actually made me LOL

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LOttawa 1 year ago

Me every morning...

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Night Owl 1 year ago

I'm almost always busy :)

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Last Hurrah 1 year ago

The new birth control.

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A random Goat 1 year ago

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

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thepotatogirl 1 year ago

P.P. Exam XD

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Bored Birgit 1 year ago

Poor shortnosed dogs that cannot breathe well

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Nope 1 year ago

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

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Dawn Murphy 1 year ago

P-O-L-E itically correct

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Night Owl 1 year ago

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

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

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

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Sonya Howse 1 year ago

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

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My O My 1 year ago

😂😂😂 made my day

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Angie Scanes 1 year ago

Dragonball lmao

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Jef Bateman 1 year 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 1 year ago

lies

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Nawal Wali 1 year ago

Don’t worry flower your beautiful to me

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issam 1 year ago

I said that once .. hahahah

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Don Flynn 1 year ago

Haha wish

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Daria B 1 year ago

This one is kinda cute, somehow....

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issam 1 year ago

He's already stoned .

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Dawn Murphy 1 year ago

Majority rules!

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Dawn Murphy 1 year ago

Ban assault dogs

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Norsman 1 year ago

Freakin’ gigolo... hopped the lady and got da money!

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Dawn Murphy 1 year ago

You ain't got no alibi

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Meowton Mewsk 1 year ago

😂😂😂

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Master Markus 1 year 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 1 year ago

Pays to let someone finish

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A random Goat 1 year ago

Dammit. Always leaving everything in the house

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GiantSpaceTiger 1 year ago

*batter one's self

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Night Owl 1 year ago

Uh-oh

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Norsman 1 year ago

Bender V0.1

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Night Owl 1 year ago

Good save

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Dawn Murphy 1 year ago

pesky facts...

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Night Owl 1 year ago

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

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Night Owl 1 year ago

That's cruel

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Nadja Lambacher 1 year ago

ohh...ohh nooo

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Bacony 1 year ago

I can put my foot in my mouth.

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Dawn Murphy 1 year ago

Oh, negative

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