Chinese illustrator Shanghai Tango (Tango Gao) is a well-known artist who is renowned for his clever and thought-provoking comics that do not fail to portray their meaning even if the artist is not using any words.

He has been featured on Bored Panda quite a few times already, but today, we would like to share with you some of his new work that you probably haven’t had the chance to see yet.

This time we have prepared a new list of Gao's newest comics for you to browse, enjoy, and relate to, given his not-so-subtle references to the unfortunate year of 2020. However, if this is your first time seeing Tango's work, please make sure to find the previous posts featuring the artist's work here: Part 1Part 2Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.

More info: Instagram | Facebook | tango2010weibo.tumblr.com

The artist draws some brilliantly witty comics that have both visual and intellectual humor. Instead of using words in his comics like most other artists do, Tango uses shadows, shapes, and perspectives. He does not only portray the incredible simplicity of his work in a minimalistic manner, but also sends a profound message that might give you a look at the world in a slightly different way.

Tango began creating these illustrations back in 2010, which was now roughly a decade ago. He was prompted by a friend, and by drawing daily, he developed a habit pretty quickly. As of now, the artist has over 241k followers on Instagram and shares his unique work with thousands of people around the world.

As of right now, the web-famous illustrator works and lives between New York and Shanghai, though it's worth mentioning that the artist was Shanghai-born and raised. Due to his success on social media, especially, given how well his content first did on the Chinese website Weibo, where the artist has currently reached the incredible number of 1.6 million followers and counting, Tango decided to branch out to other types of media as well. Right now, you can find him on Instagram and Tumblr, as the illustrator likes to share his work with the Western audience too.

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Mary Peace
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No point holding an athletic position if you don't wash that part of your anatomy while you're there.

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CAELYN MORALES
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did anyone else think the hat was a bloody face? no? just me, okay i'll go find a corner for my dirty mind to live.

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Obi Wang Kenobi
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If anyone doesn't get the reference, it's the pin from Google Maps

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Mary Peace
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If he manages to lift it, his legs go straight and the year is 1100, or is it 1010?

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