“I get inspired by all kinds of things. It usually happens in three situations, during conversations with friends, on long walks, or as I'm drifting off to sleep,” Andy, the illustrator behind the amusing (and sometimes dark) Skeleton Claw cartoons told Bored Panda in a heart-to-heart interview.

“Some strange inkling of a thought pops into my head and I'll write it down. Sometimes they become comics, more often they remain notes on my phone.”

We’ve collected some of the funniest Skeleton Claw comics, so scroll down, enjoy the pics, and our full interview with Andy. Upvote your faves, leave us a comment with your thoughts below, and be sure to let us know which of Skeleton Claw’s cartoons you enjoyed most and why! Onwards, Pandas!

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BiLal Asif 2 weeks ago

U Sneaky little buggers

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HorrorWeirdo 2 weeks ago

This is sadly realistic...

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Illustrator Andy admitted that he is a fan of Bored Panda and reads our online magazine ‘all the time.’ According to the artist, it takes him 2 to 3 hours, on average, to draw a single comic. However, the process can take far longer: “Sometimes, way longer because I'll edit and re-draw the same idea several times.”

The creator of Skeleton Claw has a very interesting point of view towards art that stresses the importance of discipline in reminding the artist why he loves drawing in the first place. “It's a bit like showering. Sometimes, you really don't want to, but as soon as you get in you don't want to leave. I have a similar relationship with drawing. I can go long periods of time without it, but as soon as I return to it, I remember everything I love about it and don't want to stop.”

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HorrorWeirdo 2 weeks ago

My god.

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Ani 2 weeks ago

so correct

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Bored Panda was interested to hear whether Andy always wanted to be an artist. Here’s what he had to say: “I think so. When I was really young, I loved doodling and playing with clay. When I started school, drawing became an escape from seemingly endless boredom.”

“When I was in college, I dabbled with the idea of becoming an Artist (with a capital ‘A’) but decided that it didn't feel like a genuine way to express myself. A few years ago I stumbled on accident onto the idea of drawing comics, and something just kind of clicked.”

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HorrorWeirdo 2 weeks ago

Veeery true

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Satirical Duchess 2 weeks ago

She already has a bunch of pearls around her neck!

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Despite the large following of fans who eagerly await his every new illustration, Andy says that he doesn’t yet consider himself to be a professional artist. However, he has learned a lot of valuable lessons on his way up.

“The biggest challenge I've faced is learning to not pay too much attention to what people say. If 99% of the feedback is positive, my natural tendency is to look at the 1% that isn't.”

“When I was starting out, I'd be very bothered by negative comments, and it would affect my desire to draw and cause me to second guess myself. Nowadays I'm much less affected by such things. I try to keep a healthy distance between what I do and what people say about it,” he said.

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Ani 2 weeks ago

Hahaha!

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Panda Kicki 1 week ago

Susan needs to learn how to say "Get it yourself, lazy !

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He also shared some honest advice with those artists who might be too scared or too shy to share their art with the world: “You're not going to get better by hiding. Your fear is absolutely holding you back. Share your work now, if only to prove to yourself that you are no coward. Afterwards, you'll find that what felt like jumping off a cliff was in reality no scarier than stepping off the curb.”

When asked if there was anything else that he would like to share with Bored Panda’s readers and his own fans, Andy of Skeleton Claw quipped: “Try to use less plastic if you can.” But as they say, each joke has a kernel of truth hidden somewhere inside it.

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Elina Kuusisto 2 weeks ago

Not cool, Bill.

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Sadie Shapiro 1 week ago

Awwww this one's actually sweet

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Panda Kicki 1 week ago

That movie I want to see :D

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Elina Kuusisto 2 weeks ago

So inspiring

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SacredPistachio 2 weeks ago

I mean...I'd watch it :/

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Bobert Robertson 1 week ago

Half the people on my newsfeed. But then I follow them and say I don’t care. Is it them who is looking for attention? Or is it me who really cares when I say I dont. Just blew my own mind...

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nanashi 2 weeks ago

stop giving out our secrets!!!

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Magpie 1 week ago

*whispers* peel, chop into bite size bits, chuck in a bow, toss it in the freezer overnight. Next hot day just grab one or two to chew on. yum :D

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Emily Ashcraft 1 week ago

this reminded me of star wars

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SacredPistachio 2 weeks ago

It's ok Mr. Waiter, someday it will be said to you intentionally.

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BiLal Asif 2 weeks ago

A brave Knight 😂

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Daria B 1 week ago

They don't glow red. It means they're good.

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Bobert Robertson 1 week ago

Too accurate

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Thunder 1 week ago

Sad but also nice!

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Incognito 1 week ago

OMG THIS IS SO TRUE

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Panda Kicki 1 week ago

Yes, Gollum is cooler. Bring "gollumjuice" (see Making of LOTR) and bring out your best Precioussss!

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Panda Kicki 1 week ago

Shredded, but noone to see it, maybe time for a break..?

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Night Owl 1 week ago

That escalated quickly

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glorytherainwing 1 week ago

me when i get a compliment

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Daria Z 1 week ago

Not making a FB account was one of the best decisions in my life :D

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