30 Relatable And Funny Comics By The ‘Idiot Of The East’ (New Pics) Interview With Artist
Comics not only help us to have a better view of today's society, but they are also a way to laugh at the absurdity or silliness of our lives. Jauneil Arvin Ma-ao, also known as the idiot of the east, is a Filipino artist who has the talent to turn familiar life situations into humorous illustrations. He creates funny and relatable comics that entertain more than 16,000 of his followers on Instagram!
The artist gets a lot of inspiration from memes, anime, popular movies, and TV shows and that's visible in his work. A lot of his comics include well-known characters from movies or animations, making the illustrations even more relatable to the audience.
Jauneil's journey as a comic artist started during the pandemic. He was planning to finish his engineering studies, find a job and save money for his true passion - webcomics. However, in the fourth year of college, the artist had his classes canceled, which left him with a lot of free time, so he started creating comics and posting them on the internet!
At the moment, comic-making is Jauneil's main occupation.
Bored Panda got in touch with Jauneil again to get to know a bit more about him. We asked what he would like for people to take away from his comics. The artist replied that he would like to remind people to laugh at the simple, stupid things that used to make them laugh when they were kids.
The artist also has some upcoming projects, such as a dedicated webcomic series called “Reaper King”, but first Jauneil will try to set up his Twitch so that he can share with people how he makes his webcomics and artwork. So stay tuned!
For those who aspire to become comic artists one day, Jauneil has some advice! "Have confidence in your work and try to share your creations on various social media and websites!"
For more of Jauneil's comics, check out the previous post on Bored Panda by clicking here.
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