Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual, so like everyone else, I am just out here making it up as I go. I create relatable comics about my life as a 30-something bear. Whether it’s me being tired of being an adult, or spilling food on my pants, we have all been there.

Sharing my comics is my way of connecting with others out there who have also been left unsupervised for too long.

More info: bearlyrelatable.com | Instagram | twitter.com

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APL
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4 months ago

Me

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One of my biggest influences on my style was growing up with the cartoons of the ’90s. Everything I watched seemed to have animals as the main characters. Whether it was the Ninja Turtles or the animated Disney movie Robin Hood. I was all about it as a kid, and am still all about it now as an adult.

In case you are wondering, the actual process of making the comic takes me a couple of hours. Getting the wording right is the hardest part for me. I often try out different variations, and will often change something last minute before I post the comic.

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best turtle
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4 months ago (edited)

the ritual must be done! no excuses

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 months ago

Yeah this is big brain time

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Most of my ideas come directly from things that are happening in my life. The rest of the ideas tend to come when watching TV or scrolling through social media. If something sparks me as being relatable, I jot down the idea to see if I can’t make it into a comic later.

I have felt burnt out several times over the years when doing creative work. This usually happens when I am working on something I am not passionate about or have taken on trying to do too much. I thankfully haven’t had to deal with any burnout yet with my comic.

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Asta453
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4 months ago

I know the feeling. I just had a dream about something school related last night and graduated 13 years ago.

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Adam L
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4 months ago

What's a serving size.......

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I have gotten a lot of positive responses when people see my comics. They often tell me how cute the bear is and then they will tell me which comic or comics they related to the most. I am often surprised as to the comics people choose as their favorites.

As soon as I came up with the idea for my comic, I knew I would share it on social media. The whole concept of the comic is about being relatable, and there is no way to know if I am being relatable to others if no one else is seeing it.

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Aurum Wuraola
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4 months ago

😊😊😊😊😊😊

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Thushari Seneviratne
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4 months ago

Can realate

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My favorite part of creating my comic is the inking process. At this stage, everything has been mostly worked out in a way I like and I am able to draw without doing much if any thinking. I often listen to music or podcasts while I work, but during this phase, everything goes away and I am in my happy place.

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 months ago

Yeah I totally agree

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Chaotic-Pansexual (she/they)
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4 months ago

You do it in one trip or you don’t do it!

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My journey as a digital artist started with me trying to do a little bit of everything. Photography, illustration, typography, graphic design, and even making videos. I knew I wanted to create but wasn’t sure exactly what to make so I made it all. Slowly, I was able to figure out what I really loved the most was drawing and telling stories, and comics was the perfect solution.

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Lily Cowart
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4 months ago

SO RELATABLE. then you practice re-argueing with that person

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kristina law
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4 months ago

Every time

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 months ago

Yeah but also there are downsides to being a kid

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Paul V Fleming
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4 months ago

relateable.

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Zion joy heperi
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4 months ago

Yep

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 months ago

And then there's filters

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Zoe Archer
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4 months ago

Haha me when bf tells me he bought Chinese and I have to wait for ever.😂

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 months ago

But I'm asthmatic

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Kayhan Almir
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4 months ago

Totally feel that, you'll know the road so well that it'll end up feeling like second nature for the trip to feel quick.

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Aurum Wuraola
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4 months ago

Highly relatable

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 months ago

We have been trying to reach you about your cars extended warranty

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Paul V Fleming
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4 months ago

yep.

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best turtle
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4 months ago

friday

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Zoe Archer
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4 months ago

Me every other weekend

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 months ago

CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG

Earl Grey
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4 months ago

The fourth panel is labeled the “Next Day” and be thankful that it is missing. 🥴😵‍💫🤢🤮

Who Panda 420
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4 months ago

That's why I've always liked pot. It still helps and doesn't do vicious things to me the next day.

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BasedWang12
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4 months ago

EVERYDAYYYYYY

Ethan Geevarghese Shaji
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4 months ago

quit the wine glass

Cat Girl
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4 months ago

My panel: *soda*

Gabby Sommerville
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4 months ago

Wish I could😔

AniBeries
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4 months ago

And only for doing this a few times a month my sister says to everyone I am a alcoholic 🙄😑😞

Pensive_Panda
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4 months ago

Yep

Danielle King
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4 months ago

This speaks to my alcoholism

Stephanie Paich
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4 months ago

I don't like alcohol. Some days I say "it's days like this that make me wish I liked drinking"

Shyla Clay
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4 months ago

Oh good. Someone else who doesn't like it. I often feel like I'm the only one.

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Francisco Manuel Teruel Gutiérrez
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4 months ago

That probably will end making your next days even worst in a vicious circle.

Lavender Moon
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4 months ago

Yep, I do this

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 months ago (edited)

5 min according to me

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 months ago

But that satisfaction when you beat it

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Sad Panda
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4 months ago

When I get home and immediately take off my bra.

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Adam L
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4 months ago

I've had a book series like this. Read through a trilogy only to find the ending was horrendous. Can't remember the name of it but it was about a guy born without magic living in a world full of it and he had to fake his way through or he'd be imprisoned or killed because of a prophecy. Not going to spoil the ending, but it was awful.

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Giles McArdell
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4 months ago

Forget the wine glass, better to just use the straw.

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Adam L
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4 months ago

If a bear dances in the Woods, can anyone else hear the sick beats?

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Chloe
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4 months ago

Legends in kung Fu may catch flies, but only legends.

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Stephanie Paich
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4 months ago

I hate every single picture of me that has ever been taken. And I do NOT take selfies. EVER.

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 months ago

Litterally

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Zoe Archer
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4 months ago

Hahha have felt this before

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AIDEN PERSAUD
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4 months ago

Both are right

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ImALilMintyCandy
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4 months ago

self-love 🤗

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 months ago

Me on the black concrete at my local pool in summer

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Adam L
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4 months ago

But the whiplash is the best part.....

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Giles McArdell
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4 months ago

It'll probably still work, Research has shown that the placebo effect still works even when you know you're taking a placebo (effect is weaker though).

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Sanvi Naik
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4 months ago

Did anyone see he/she was like 2 steps from the starting line

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