Alvin Juano is a 26-year-old comic artist who's a proud creator of The Square Comics, a web comic series that is enjoyed by more than 590k followers on Instagram and many more on other social media platforms.

If we had to describe them in the least amount of words, we would probably have to say that their key quality is their dark, pessimistic humor. But it's the kind of darkness that brings a sort of light to it, and pessimism that makes one smile in the end. Though the dark twists are definitely the comic's strong suit, they're in no way less funny and entertaining.

It's worth mentioning that Alvin is no stranger to Bored Panda. If you missed the previous parts, or if you just want to check them out again, you can find them here and here.

More info: Instagram | Facebook | patreon.com

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Arctic Fox Lover
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1 week ago

Roly-poly toy? My dear, these are called ~weeble-wobbles~ lol (that's what I know them by)

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The artist started The Square Comics in 2014. He did badly at school, to a point where he almost got kicked of a course. He hit such a low in his life at the time that he decided to do something to get into a new groove in his life. And creating funny comics was the thing that helped him turn the page in his life.

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Daria Z
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1 week ago

lol 😂

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Emo Sloth
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1 week ago

lemme rephrase that: nobody I WANT to listen to me listens to me

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Of course, his sense of humor didn't come out of a vacuum; his taste was influenced by comedians and comic artists alike. Alvin loves Ricky Gervais, and enjoys his unfiltered honesty with sarcastic undertones. His favorite childhood cartoon was Doraemon & Crayon Shin-Chan. As for comics, he likes Cyanide & Happiness, Safely Endangered, and War and Peas.

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Aleksei
Community Member
1 week ago

"God takes the good souls early" is absolute crap. My dog, (very old, blind, almost deaf) was euthanized recently, and she was the best dog I have met. Never barked, never ran around the house making endless howling noises because someone walked by the house and was always happy to see/hear/feel someone near her. Her fur was turning from black to white, she was that old. If god takes good souls early, why would god take her late?

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Emo Sloth
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1 week ago

oh how the turns have tabled

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He also told in an interview (which you can find in the first post linked above) about how his creative process works. As many artists do, he has a preferred method: Alvin likes to try to think of things that could potentially be interesting or funny right before he goes to sleep, and then he writes it down. He'll then pick out the ones that he finds the most interesting the next day, sketch them out, show them to his friends and review them.

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HardTruths
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1 week ago

Higher chance of getting nice clothes or shoes in your size during clearance sales.

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Ms.M.
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1 week ago

ho ho no

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He usually sketches with a paper, pen or a pencil, and then draws the digital version on Photoshop with his Wacom tablet, which is really small and very easy to carry around.

The artist is very well aware that his humor borders on the darker side. He admitted that it might even be depressing to some. "Definitely not something my mom would approve of."

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404 Panda Not Found
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1 week ago

Ooh self roast, those are rare!

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Ms.M.
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1 week ago

oh deer

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Anup Poojary
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1 week ago

Someone's trash is someone's treasure.

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HardTruths
Community Member
1 week ago

Ahh... The cycle of life... 🤣

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Neil Bidle
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1 week ago

Because the more decent people who have kids, the more it balances things out

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Monday
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1 week ago

Yeah but that time it was horrible due to my poor decision making skills. Now I'm not even getting the opportunity to make poor decisions.

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Sky Render
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1 week ago

Technically that's a new year...

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HardTruths
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1 week ago

Hi! Bye!

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
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1 week ago

Uh excuse me but kids are actually doing more to fix this world than adults are nowadays

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Kind Pegasus 95
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1 week ago

Poor thing! I will be their friend!

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qwerty
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1 week ago

Somehow... I'm ok with that.

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Ik haat iedereen
Community Member
1 week ago

I mean they're the ones who graduated, so...

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Dan Buczynski
Community Member
1 week ago

I pull this $**t every time i get frustrated and delete the dating apps. Heh.

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Harry Potter
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1 week ago

Someone insert a tsundere Earth-Chan dialogue here pls

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silem arod
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1 week ago

That's my dad's tactic to fart in public

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Unnamed Hooman
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1 week ago

Replace panel 2 with “Speak, Max!”

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Marki Munyati
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1 week ago

Spot the introvert

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HardTruths
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1 week ago

If only it was that easy to tell the other person so... 😬

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Karen Fernley
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1 week ago

Salty

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Robert T
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1 week ago

I used to work on a laptop all the time, but now I'm not travelling as much a docking station and a big monitor as a second screen makes a real difference. And that's even with a big laptop.

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Nobody
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5 days ago

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Young Minami Kotaro
Community Member
1 week ago

Oh my.... it's me as a salaryman..

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Potatogamers2
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1 week ago

Yep, but bigger commitment

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