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.

More info: Instagram | Facebook | twitter.com | patreon.com | ko-fi.com |

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.

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Local foodie
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I said this to my mum and she just laughed at me. Then again, Thor actually looks like Odin meanwhile his siblings don’t.

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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!

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Dynein
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is there any consensus on whether the post of a traffic light counts as part of the traffic light in this little test?

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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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Dynein
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know of two families who got their cat this way! Cat turned up and eventually decided she (both were female) wanted to stay there. And I think both (don't quite remember for one of them) ended up with the amazingly imaginative name of "cat" because, by the time the families realized they now owned a cat, they had been talking about "cat" so often that the name simply stuck.

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Dynein
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm of the firm belief that if your pet keeps staring at part of the wall, you should definitely check behind that wall - especially if it's not a solid brick wall. Most mammals have better hearing and smell than us humans...

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Antisocial potato 🥔
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The pout😂😂 Honestly, I'll take Batman over Edward anyday. He's rich and actually uses his riches for good

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Down With Agent Hedgehog!
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is no need to kill baby Hitler. Just tell him his art is worth his weigh in gold so he gets into art school.

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Robecca
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mornings like this, you’re literally fighting for your life

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Dirk Daring
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't pretend like you don't know what happens next... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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Saint Thomas
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this about fetish, or am I missing something here ?

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PenitentEyeball
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whatever difficulty is the most enjoyable, I think I’ve beat most hard games on easy mode lol.

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