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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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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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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1 month ago

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

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Night Owl
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1 month ago (edited)

sit, shit, all the same thing , right?

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Night Owl
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1 month ago

"Not soon enough."

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Night Owl
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1 month 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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1 month ago

it does feel like that sometimes..

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bossy
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1 month ago (edited)

wow that got dark

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Kaeden
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1 month ago

So true... So true.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Very cute.

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Jessica Cole
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1 month ago

Ahhh hahaha! Very awkward, I likes!

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Seabeast
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1 month 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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1 month ago

Hahaha...!

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von Funnyname
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1 month ago

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

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FurryPotatoCat
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1 month ago

that was unexpected but still wholesome.

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Night Owl
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1 month ago

Mood

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Joran Quinten
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1 month 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

Goli Soda
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1 month ago

Why use tongue when you can use eye lashes?

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Jasmine
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1 month ago

Ew. Those hand blow dryers use the air in the bathroom to dry your hands. You know. The air with all the toilet particles floating around from flushing?

Sakeena
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1 month ago

I worked in a facility that was having them all removed for this fact alone.

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Rob Seymour
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1 month ago

They make a foot thing now that you can open an inswinging door without your hands. We put them in at my work. Theyre great.

GumShoe359
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1 month ago

Yes, we've always had that at the hospital where I work.

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panda to nobody
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1 month ago

Hand dryers are terrible. Don't use them. They enhance the bacteria in the air and blow them onto your hands.

elia 84631
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1 month ago

Black mirror episode material

Human #1,232,867
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1 month ago

Hand touch reduced by 85 %, GOOD!

Jace
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1 month ago

This is why public restroom doors should open OUTWARD. I’ve seen only one grocery store in my region get this right: Wegman’s.

Faith Livengood
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1 month ago

Covid 19

BP
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1 month ago

Yes! Absolutely makes no sense at all.

Patty Leaton
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1 month ago

oh no I'm trapped

Brandy Grote
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1 month ago

You can buy a "Cootie Stick", a hooked piece of metal. It is great for pushing buttons and opening doors!

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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1 month ago

use your shirt

devi L.
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1 month ago

Smh so true. Well said comic.. well said

Candice Ravel
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1 month ago

This!!

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Annabeth Chase
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1 month ago

...good to know everyone knows to do good

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Samantha Lomb
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1 month ago

I like Hawaiian pizza. Its sweet and salty

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Hans
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1 month ago

Ouch

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Hans
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1 month ago

This is exactly how I imagine it.

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Kaeden
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1 month ago (edited)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH!!!

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Hans
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1 month ago

:D

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Seabeast
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1 month 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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1 month ago

Me.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month 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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1 month ago

This kid is already traumatized for life :)

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mph seti
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1 month ago (edited)

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

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DC
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1 month ago

He deserved that!

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Hans
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1 month ago

Wow, that one was beyond evil!

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