Tyler Martin is no newbie when it comes to comics. Martin spent most of his time in high school in the art room. Whether it was lunch or one of the several made-up elective art classes he has had. Later, the self-taught artist and graphic designer started working in advertising and posting his digital art on the Web in the late nineties, creating a fairly popular site that had cartoon versions of rock bands. More projects followed but eventually, Martin found himself developing platforms and websites for publishing comics rather than creating them.

As time went by, however, he couldn't help but feel that something was missing. An outlet. Even though he wasn't producing comics, ideas kept swirling around in his head, begging the artist to let them loose. So Martin made a comeback. He reintroduced Wally and Osborne, a series about a lost polar bear that winds up in Antarctica and befriends a penguin and created Puddlemunch.

"Being much less restrictive than Wally and Osborne, Puddlemunch gives me the freedom to pretty much create any ridiculous scenario that pops into my mind," Martin told Bored Panda. These short strips perfectly show just how good of a storyteller Martin really is. Using only four panels to tell a joke, he develops interesting characters and surprising plots, all while reflecting the humorous world we live in.

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Ruby McPherosn
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4 months ago

LMFAOOO

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"[With Puddlemunch], I poke fun at the levels of complexity we add to our otherwise simple existence," Martin explained the idea behind the series where animals make their appearances, too. "We are silly and we know it. We also have some dark realities: if we don't laugh, we'll cry."

As you might've seen, Puddlemunch has quite a few recurring characters. The artist joked that one day he may like them enough to actually name them. "The rabbit and bear kind of started it all so the two of them are close to my heart and will continue to show up," Martin reassured. "I'm envious of the rabbit's ability to live for the moment and by emotion and impulsiveness, but I play it too safe for that. We all need a bear in our life to keep us in line with a reality check."

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Ola Polowczyk
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4 months ago

If it's stupid and it works, it ain't stupid

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Then there's the bald, yellow-shirt guy. "He is fun, just for the horrible things that happen to him and I can sometimes relate to being too passive in such a competitive world. Toby and his mustached dad are the dark-humored side of parenting that I have experienced as both a child and a parent." More is also planned for the extremist raccoon and his 'do what you gotta do' attitude.

"A lot of people like the twisted-conscience robber guy as well, I'll bring him back at some point."

If anything is certain, it's that Tyler hasn't lost his artistic touch. Even though there had been a hiatus in his career as a comics creator, he resumed things right where he had left them -- exposing the peculiar and the mundane through absurd humor.

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Jessica Cole
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4 months ago

Oh my effing God, too much. I love this.

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Night Owl
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4 months ago (edited)

sit, shit, all the same thing , right?

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Night Owl
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4 months ago

"Not soon enough."

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Night Owl
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4 months ago (edited)

I wonder if cats love empty boxes for a similar reason. Dun dun duuun

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Anne
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4 months ago

it does feel like that sometimes..

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bossy
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4 months ago (edited)

wow that got dark

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Kaeden
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4 months ago

So true... So true.

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Very cute.

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Jessica Cole
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4 months ago

Ahhh hahaha! Very awkward, I likes!

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Seabeast
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4 months ago

Both dogs and cats have licenses where I live... guess I better hide the car keys.

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Capermom
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4 months ago

Hahaha...!

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von Funnyname
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4 months ago

There's a solid chance they're plotting this even without a pandemic...

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FurryPotatoCat
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4 months ago

that was unexpected but still wholesome.

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Night Owl
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4 months ago

Mood

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Joran Quinten
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4 months ago

Well supposedly that's only been touched by clean hands. Nevertheless I always use my feet, legs, elbow, tongue or any other extension than my hands

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Annabeth Chase
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4 months ago

...good to know everyone knows to do good

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Samantha Lomb
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4 months ago

I like Hawaiian pizza. Its sweet and salty

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Hans
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4 months ago

Ouch

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Hans
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4 months ago

This is exactly how I imagine it.

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Kaeden
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4 months ago (edited)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH!!!

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Hans
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4 months ago

:D

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Seabeast
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4 months ago

I once caught a long skirt in an escalator and had to tear the fabric to get it loose.

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GoodWolf
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4 months ago

Me.

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Ridiculous. That giant stone gives me the chills in the film and it did it here!

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DancingToMyself
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4 months ago

This kid is already traumatized for life :)

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mph seti
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4 months ago (edited)

'Merica! Seriously, though...At least the raccoon did signal.

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DC
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4 months ago

He deserved that!

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Hans
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4 months ago

Wow, that one was beyond evil!

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Omag
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4 months ago

And if you end up deciding to switch lines, you will find that the one you were already in is starting to move faster. Its really weird why it happens, maybe i am just unlucky

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Amy Grant
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4 months ago

poor moon :)

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cat man
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4 months ago

see normal

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a pandawhale
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4 months ago

Transformers!!!🤣

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Nash Nopper
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4 months ago

I AGREE!

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Rare Wubbox
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3 months ago

BOOP DA SNOOT

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Daniel H.
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4 months ago

Nowadays I actually refuse to handle cash. For my life I couldn't tell you the difference between fake and real money, since I don't handle real money often enough.

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Max Han
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4 months ago

I think the kid just ate it it to stop his rant

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Podunkus
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4 months ago

Well played, Mr. Possum. Well played.

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April Simnel
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4 months ago

"Listen, bitch, are you for real?!?!?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n6kD5d3WWw

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Ilir Ajdini
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4 months ago

:(

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JuJu
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4 months ago

ExistenZ...it's a bio port

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Dynein
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4 months ago

I used to think that greyhounds (not sure if this is supposed to be one, but it looks like it might be) would make poor pets - after all, they want to run a lot, right? But actually, they were bred for quick bursts of activity rather than stamina, and in the racing world they are kept individually in stables, like horses, and definitely don't get to run around every day. The normality of a working greyhound's life is little space, little attention and companionship, and rare exercise. They can sleep 18h a day! They are actually better suited pets for working people with small apartments than many (all?) other dog breeds.

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Jasmine
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4 months ago (edited)

I do like this comic. While I do think we should try our best not to be wasteful, I don't think that means forcing ourselves to eat all our food. Whether you throw the food away or continue to gorge yourself, it is a waste either way. Food is meant to be fuel. Eating past when we are full is a waste. Just my two cents no one asked for :)

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FurryPotatoCat
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4 months ago

my worst fears...

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cat man
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4 months ago

you can never stop

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Seabeast
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4 months ago

Must... resist... pointing out... obvious..

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Rare Wubbox
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3 months ago

Wait, so the top comment has -3 votes?

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Ilir Ajdini
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4 months ago

Logic!

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a pandawhale
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4 months ago

poor plant

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Xavier Wescott
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4 months ago

and this is why I don't shave

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Jessica Cole
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4 months ago

Damn.

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DC
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4 months ago

I hate when people do this ... "he only wants to play", or, exactly like here - "train my dog, I'm too stupid to do that, but I wanted him!" - do both, do none. Decide completely, can't do half of it and think it is fine...

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