Dogmodog is back on Bored Panda with more of his dark and humorous comics! The stories this artist creates mock today's society and its issues, often making fun of addiction to technology, religion, social media, and many more topics that concern us today.
Dogmo's comics often have unexpected and twisted endings, but most of them will probably make you laugh because of that. His style is quite simple—most of his characters are just shapeless figures—but that doesn't take away from the story at all.
On a previous interview on Bored Panda he told us: "To put it succinctly, I make these webcomics as a way to cope with growing older (I just turned 30), and to have a creative outlet in a world of 40-hour workweeks, and unending societal obligations." Having an outlet is very important to everyone, we're very happy that Dogmas outlet is creating these amazing comics.
We asked the artist some more questions. Dogmo shares what other comic artists inspire him: "Previous to making comics, the only webcomic I read was Perry Bible Fellowship, who I still see as the gold standard. Since then, I’ve also enjoyed False Knees with his gorgeous birds, Becks with her Twilight Zone-esque horror comics, Elder Cactus with his prolific output of jokes, and Extra Fabulous Comics with his obsession with male emissions. A recent favorite is Last Place Comics."
The artist also told us how being featured on Bored Panda affected his career: "Being featured on Bored Panda about a year ago certainly grew my audience quite a bit. I’ve been on the typical social media sites long enough that my growth in those places has slowed. It’s been harder and harder to find new, untapped audiences—especially those who are looking for new comics to read. Bored Panda was, and is, a great opportunity to find new readers."
"I don’t really make comics that are relatable, or autobiographical in any way, so I think people react more to the unexpectedness. I also get nice comments complimenting things like my art style, or maybe using a cool perspective shot. One person regularly pops in to say they like how I draw water. I never quite know what someone’s going to say," said Dogmo when asked how people react to his dark comics.
Dogmo says that he has slowed down on creating comics: "I used to make about two a week, but now it’s more like one every two weeks. I’ve started animating some of my favorite comics, which is a very time-consuming process and comes at the expense of posting new comics. I’m still jotting down ideas and sketching rough drafts, though."
"My favorite comics build a world, set an absurd premise, and manage to make a joke all within 4 panels. I laugh the hardest when I don’t see something coming, but in hindsight feel like the joke was there all along—why didn’t I notice it before?"
Dogmo shared a really sweet and fond memory of his which inspired him to create comics: "As a kid, my dad would leave little notes and drawings around the house—like one in the cookie jar mocking us that he ate the last one (and that it was 'really good'). I think the decision to start making comics stems from those memories."
What do you think of these comics? Which one do you relate to the most? Tell us in the comments and don't forget to show some love to the artist on his social media! If you want to see Dogmo's previous post on Bored Panda, click here!