Artist Creates Fun Comics With Unpredictable Endings That Poke Fun At Our Society (30 New Pics) Interview With Artist
Ryan Kramer, aka "Toonhole Ryan" is a cartoonist, comic artist and "just a guy trying to enjoy life and not get too fat." He creates funny illustrations that feature ridiculous, unexpected and sometimes dark situations and that can offer a good laugh.
The artist has been self-publishing humor comics and animation on the internet since 2010 and he co-runs a website called "Toonhole" with 3 of his friends, on which he releases new comics weekly. Besides that, the artist also is a director of Looney Tunes at Warner Bros.
Ryan told Bored Panda that he likes animating cartoons, but they take too long to create. "Comics are a quicker way to tell a joke or story. I started making them with my pals and we were stoked about making each other laugh. I also really enjoy the process of trying to capture a funny idea and all the stages of bringing it into comic format."
Ryan revealed that his journey as a comic artist started in high school when he used to draw comics to make fun of his friends. Combine that with his love of cartoons and a cartoonist was born!
In college, Ryan met John, Chris and Mike, who shared the same love for old cartoons and similar drawing sensibilities. The friends teamed up and created Toonhole - a crew of cartoonists and professional animation artists who, according to their description, "crudely draw really really realllyy dumb stuff in their free time."
From time to time, artists face some challenges when doing creative work. For Ryan, the most challenging part of the creative process is trying to find a joke/idea worth capturing. However, "it is very rewarding finding it and translating it from your mind to paper." The second most rewarding part for the artist is holding the finished piece (if it's done traditionally). "It also feels good if it goes viral and people respond well to it," Ryan added.
We got curious whether Ryan ever feels burned out by doing creative work. The artist shared that he doesn't really feel too burned out with what he does. "Sometimes I can pile too much on my plate, but I try not to bite off more than I can chew."
The artist stays passionate about comics because he is constantly evolving as an artist and storyteller. "Making comics excites me and always gives me an outlet to express my humor and try new artistic pursuits/styles."
Check out our previous article featuring more of Ryan's hilarious comics with unexpected twists by clicking here. Don't forget to upvote your favorite ones!
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