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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3 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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3 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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3 months ago

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

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Night Owl
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3 months ago (edited)

sit, shit, all the same thing , right?

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Night Owl
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3 months ago

"Not soon enough."

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Night Owl
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3 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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3 months ago

it does feel like that sometimes..

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bossy
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3 months ago (edited)

wow that got dark

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Kaeden
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3 months ago

So true... So true.

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Dorothy Parker
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3 months ago

Very cute.

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Jessica Cole
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3 months ago

Ahhh hahaha! Very awkward, I likes!

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Seabeast
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3 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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3 months ago

Hahaha...!

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von Funnyname
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3 months ago

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

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FurryPotatoCat
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3 months ago

that was unexpected but still wholesome.

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Night Owl
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3 months ago

Mood

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Joran Quinten
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3 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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3 months ago

...good to know everyone knows to do good

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Samantha Lomb
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3 months ago

I like Hawaiian pizza. Its sweet and salty

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Hans
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3 months ago

Ouch

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Hans
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3 months ago

This is exactly how I imagine it.

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Kaeden
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3 months ago (edited)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH!!!

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Hans
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3 months ago

:D

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Seabeast
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3 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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3 months ago

Me.

Peachikeen
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3 months ago

Same. One New year's eve whilst at a restaurant they got my order wrong, which contained mushrooms, and even though I'm allergic to mushrooms I tried eating around them. I didn't want to complain or ask for a replacement or forfeit our meal, it was really busy and the server looked stressed. (Turns out mushrooms were in the sauce too) So let's just say I rang in the New Year in style... sigh.

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juice
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3 months ago

yep. i get extremely anxious about sending food back...i don't want to cause a scene or anything, so i usually keep it even if they got something wrong

DancingToMyself
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3 months ago

You also probably wouldn't like to have someone's spit in your meal...

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Omag
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3 months ago

Well if i paid for it then i want it done right. I would definitely tell the waiter politely that this is not what I ordered and i would like to get the right order. I wouldn't send it back though if it was really something minor, i would feel bad about wasting the food and incurring the restaurant extra cost. Be moderate about everything in life, know when to give people a free pass and also learn how to show your canines for assholes

Daria B
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3 months ago

Exactly. I used to be too shy and too nice in the past, but now, if these things happen, I help myself by thinking they probably switched orders with someone else and wouldn't want that other person to get upset about their meal. You can demand your rights without being an asshole about it, actually. Sometimes you even get a small bonus as an apology for the inconvenience, if you're kind enough.

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Zoe Murphy
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3 months ago

He doesn’t have hair!

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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3 months ago

I used to be a waitress.I'VE SEEN THINGS. I always try to be nice to people touching my food.

Debrina Blackmoon
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3 months ago

bald guy's hair??? ok, sure

deewanipoetry
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3 months ago

This is Anti KAREN.

avery31415
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1 month ago

Same...

Totally Nameless
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3 months ago

But you don't want to be a 'Karen', so the broken glass and maggots are totes fine.

Patty Leaton
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3 months ago

just add more flavor too it

Holosexual
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3 months ago

mood

Bob Connely
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3 months ago

Karen?

ROBERT NELSON
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3 months ago

me i got an rare burger i ate it i throw up in the morning

Podunkus
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3 months ago (edited)

Don’t send it back. If it’s that bad to begin with, you’ll just get a fresh spit burger with extra spit.

Wolfblood Fanatic
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3 months ago

I am that person. But if it's burnt I am like, "OH HELL NO!"

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Dorothy Parker
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3 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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3 months ago

This kid is already traumatized for life :)

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mph seti
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3 months ago (edited)

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

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DC
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3 months ago

He deserved that!

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Hans
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3 months ago

Wow, that one was beyond evil!

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