Dogs on the 4th is a creative outlet for the random and bizarre thoughts of American artist Elliott Fairweather wrapped in the most hilarious ways with dark undertones. The artist takes secret and sometimes inappropriate thoughts we are often a little embarrassed about and puts them out into the world, and the result is slightly not safe for work. An ability to find fun in weird and simple things, sarcasm, and unexpected twists that follow each of these little quirky stories make the comics very engaging and most definitely entertaining!

We’ve previously featured Fairweather’s comics on Bored Panda, and now he has come back with more disturbing jokes. We made sure to show you the best of them! And don’t forget to check out our interview with the artist below!

More info: dogsonthe4th.com | Instagram | Facebook | twitter.com | patreon.com

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

thumbs up

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While darkish undertones are not for everybody, Dogs on the 4th has a following of 44.4k people who can appreciate a black joke. On his Patreon page, where Fairweather puts additional and exclusive content, the artist says that he is “creating a webcomic for the coffee-stained masses” and it helps him to stay sane and brighten other people’s day a little.

“The coffee-stained masses thing is a reference to the millions of us getting up, having that morning coffee, and heading out into a routine we aren't in love with. Also, I'm a very messy drinker. I'm running out of ties,” said the artist.

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Aubrey McDaniel
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3 months ago

the employee dude doesn't even care if the have sex in the middle of the aisle as long as the dont make a mess

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

like it

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“My motivation to create comes from a desire to make people laugh. The best compliments I've ever received without exception are being told that someone was having a bad day and needed the chuckle. I've received awesome feedback, and it really encourages me to keep going. I try my best to stay engaged with my readers, and honestly, they're one of the best parts of doing this. Making weird content attracts fellow weird people, and I've met a lot of truly great and interesting folks as a result!”

Besides making people around a little happier, drawing comics is a great form of self-therapy.

“The comics are an invaluable outlet for me, and they help me decompress from the day-to-day frustrations of structured, ordinary life. I'm a right-brained guy living in a left-brained world.”

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

LOL. love it.

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

i pissed myself with this one. lol

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The artist says he writes every single idea down, but only a small amount make the cut.

“I write every seed of an idea I have down. 90% of those ideas don't go anywhere. From there, I'll have a writing day and incorporate what I can. If something doesn't work for me, I’ll leave it aside. Some of my best-performing comics have been the result of revisiting an idea weeks/months later with a fresh set of eyes.”

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Damon Gates
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3 months ago

I wonder if they tried this...

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Party Poison
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3 months ago

oof, rejected

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The artist also shared the idea behind the name “Dogs on the 4th”: “Dogs on the 4th is named after how dogs freak out in response to fireworks on the 4th of July. I want to elicit that response from my readers, so that's about as close to a theme as I get!”

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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3 months ago

WHERE!?!?

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VANILLA
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3 months ago

Getting some milk

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The artist shares the common struggle most of us have in modern world, and that is a constant lack of time.

“The most challenging thing is finding time. I'd love to do this full-time someday, but until then, I've got to squeeze in drawing comics between working and changing obscene amounts of soiled diapers.”

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John Laurens/Gay Turtle
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3 months ago

That's kinda disturbing...

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Bobby Sammons
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3 months ago

If only...

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Most of Fairweather’s themes are provocative and might be considered taboo, but the ultimate goal is not to offend, but to entertain. If twisted and morbid jokes give you a good giggle, you might also want to explore other artists on Bored Panda here, here and here who share the love for the same dark sense of humor. And there is no shame in that, in fact, the opposite—it can be a sign of a higher IQ. A 2017 Austrian study in Cognitive Processing journal found that preference and comprehension of black humor are directly linked to levels of intelligence. The experiment’s participants who were more into witty jokes also showed less mood disturbance and aggressiveness.

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

this is good. no bad. eh no good. im confused...

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

dont measure up to me!! i am the ruler

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If you’ve always dreamt of a similar outlet for your thoughts, Fairweather has excellent advice for you: “For anybody wanting to get into comics, I'd say make sure you’re doing it for yourself. Make yourself laugh first. The content that comes from making something you truly enjoy will be much better as a result.”

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Ninja Kitty
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3 months ago

OOF

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

like it

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Tori Duffek Flores
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3 months ago

lol so weird!

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N G
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3 months ago

I hope her moth er approves

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

lol. its a drop call

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That one rando
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3 months ago

Ha ha lol I get it!🤣😂

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Red72
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3 months ago

Kinda seems true these days..

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

i was in hospital with a broken leg a while ago. the nurse was giving me a bed bath and my todger was hanging out. it was embarrassing when the nurse said to me "do you want to put that away.

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

so nappy or jam rag?

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FireStone Beware
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3 months ago

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Tori Duffek Flores
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3 months ago

awwwww

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Aubrey McDaniel
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3 months ago

i cant tell if this is sad or funny

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Berry Budgie
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3 months ago

Oh.

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Corey Smith
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3 months ago

But did it work?

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Ninja Kitty
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3 months ago

I wanna say a pun so bad

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BusLady
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3 months ago

Why grammar matters.

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

oooh. i felt that

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Red72
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, I didn't know the cartoonist knew my husband!!

Judy Windham Saunders
Community Member
3 months ago

It was sorta funny until I read the comment. Now I can't stop laughing! We must be married to the same guy. . .

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Xavier Wescott
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3 months ago

ahh, twue wuv

Roger Haywood
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3 months ago

Sometimes my fiance and I sleep on top of the covers if the night is too hot. Never fart when the fan is on, at the foot of the bed.

Maria Ribaulo
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3 months ago

this is why I'll never remarry.

RJ
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3 months ago

We need a separate thread for Fart stories.

Ninja Nonna
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3 months ago

ALL husbands, Red 72!

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Rainbow Panda
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3 months ago

Pika wants the job.

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Todorokie-dokie
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3 months ago

Kiribaku in a nutshell.

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago

back in the days mothers used to tell their kids "make sure you are wearing clean underwear in case you get run over or something" Thanks mums

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Ninja Kitty
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3 months ago

uh- well- m-

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Garth Robinson
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3 months ago

..... another family feud !!

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Kiera Lee
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3 months ago

yikes

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

no its splatman.

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That one rando
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3 months ago

Terrible... Just terrible...☹️

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Xavier Wescott
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3 months ago

That is messy AF. what were they doing!?

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