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
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3 years ago

His plan is working.

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A random Goat
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3 years ago

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

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Grumble O'Pug
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3 years ago

LMAO!!!

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Mother Mary Helen
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3 years ago

oh dang :(

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Night Owl
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3 years ago

some BIG good vibes

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Bluebell Rizzi
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3 years ago

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

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A random Goat
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3 years ago

So sad and so true

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Mother Mary Helen
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3 years ago

SLORP

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Night Owl
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3 years ago

and he finally came out of the closet

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JessyJoy
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3 years ago

I love this!

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Night Owl
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3 years ago

Eww

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stellermatt
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3 years ago

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

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A random Goat
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3 years ago

WHY CHAD WHY

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Last Hurrah
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3 years ago

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

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Nawal Wali
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3 years ago

Well that got dark real fast

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Marshmallow
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3 years ago

You threw off death's groove

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Lulik
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3 years ago

So evil...

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*incoherent screaming*
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3 years ago

Your corpse will be frozen anyway if you forget a spacesuit

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Carmen Elena
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3 years ago

wait...

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Molly McCabe
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3 years ago

Heath coverage explained so well

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Carmen Elena
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3 years ago

C´mon Reynolds

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Night Owl
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3 years ago

win-win

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Night Owl
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3 years ago

Typical cat's. Harumph!

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Night Owl
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3 years ago

Aww poor shark

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Giulia Betke
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3 years ago

i wonder if my ex has treasure inside him

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A random Goat
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3 years ago

NEVER TOUCH THE PANTS!

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A random Goat
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3 years ago

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

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issam
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

Works like a charm .

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Night Owl
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3 years ago

Animal farm?

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Caroline
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3 years ago

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

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Thinairgal
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3 years ago

Nothing subtle in the siren's song

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Ben Steinberg
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3 years ago

Bonus panel!

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Last Hurrah
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3 years ago

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

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A random Goat
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3 years ago

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

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Nik Brown
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3 years ago

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

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Nawal Wali
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3 years ago

Every time

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Mariano Ciriaci
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3 years ago

OMG HAHAH

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issam
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3 years ago

Actually .. that is super accurate .

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Sillyist
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3 years ago

This one actually made me LOL

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LOttawa
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3 years ago

Me every morning...

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Night Owl
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3 years ago

I'm almost always busy :)

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Last Hurrah
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3 years ago

The new birth control.

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A random Goat
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3 years ago

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

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thepotatogirl
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3 years ago

P.P. Exam XD

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Bored Birgit
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3 years ago

Poor shortnosed dogs that cannot breathe well

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Nope
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3 years ago

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

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Dawn Murphy
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3 years ago

P-O-L-E itically correct

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Night Owl
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3 years ago

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

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Sonya Howse
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3 years ago

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

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My O My
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3 years ago

😂😂😂 made my day

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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3 years ago

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

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Angie Scanes
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3 years ago

Dragonball lmao

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Jef Bateman
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

lies

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Nawal Wali
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3 years ago

Don’t worry flower your beautiful to me

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issam
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3 years ago

I said that once .. hahahah

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Don Flynn
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3 years ago

Haha wish

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Daria B
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3 years ago

This one is kinda cute, somehow....

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issam
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3 years ago

He's already stoned .

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Dawn Murphy
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3 years ago

Majority rules!

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Dawn Murphy
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3 years ago

Ban assault dogs

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Norsman
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3 years ago

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

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Dawn Murphy
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3 years ago

You ain't got no alibi

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Meowton Mewsk
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3 years ago

😂😂😂

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Master Markus
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

Pays to let someone finish

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A random Goat
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3 years ago

Dammit. Always leaving everything in the house

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GiantSpaceTiger
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3 years ago

*batter one's self

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