24-year-old Alvin Juano from Jakarta, Indonesia is the brilliant mind behind The Square Comics; short, darkly hilarious comics that take you through a range of emotions in just 3 or 4 frames.

With over 430k followers, his easy-to-digest little stories have become a hit on Instagram, the perfect medium for regular doses of bite-sized comedy. The comics often begin full of cheer and optimism, but hit you hard with a dark twist that has become Alvin's trademark. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, as well as a little background from Alvin himself.

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Natasha Forchione 2 weeks ago

haha...good one!

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"I started The Square Comics in 2014," Alvin told Bored Panda. "I was doing so badly at school that I was almost kicked out of the course. It was one of the lowest periods of my life and I needed something to get out of the funk. Making comics was it."

Some of my inspirations are: Ricky Gervais, I enjoy how honest and unfiltered he is with his opinions and his sarcasm when delivering his jokes. When growing up, my favorite cartoon was Doraemon & Crayon Shin-Chan, and Cyanide & Happiness, Safely Endangered and War and Peas are great webcomic inspirations for me!

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Rebecca A'Court 2 weeks ago

Gotta say, as a human mum, I'm kind of glad our babies don't peck their way out.

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A Rose Among Thorns 2 weeks ago

I knew alarm clocks were plotting something...

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Coming up with new material is a unique process for any comedian or artist, and Alvin has preferred method. "Usually before I sleep, I’d try to think of things that could be funny and write it on a notebook/phone," he explained.

"The next day, I’ll pick out the ones that I find interesting and work on it. I’ll then show a sketch of the strip to my friends & see what they think. If they don’t find it funny, I’ll work on it further or scrap it. But, if I think it’s funny and they don’t, I’ll ignore them and post it. I try to have this process, but sometimes good ideas come at random times."

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HANS 2 weeks ago

So is Prozac the equivalent of kryptonite to Unfazed Man?

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Tamicka 2 weeks ago

LOL

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"For the process, I usually sketch out a couple of things on paper, take a photo of it and then draw the digital version of it on photoshop. I use pens and papers to sketch. To digitize it, I use Wacom Intuos Comic. It’s really small so it’s easy to carry around and it’s also cheaper than the other models. And a MacBook."


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Enuya 2 weeks ago

Now I know why I have three younger siblings. My parents were just determined..

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"As for my humor, I think it’s definitely on the darker side. I hear it can be sometimes depressing. Definitely not something my mom would approve!

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Jilltdcatlady 2 weeks ago

" There's someone for everyone, your someone may be 5 cats in a trench coat" . I have 4 cats and 1 dog. I'm looking to trade the dog....

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Aubryanna Walker 2 weeks ago

#relatable

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A Rose Among Thorns 2 weeks ago

The true story of the bible

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Sonka 2 weeks ago

this made my day :)

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Enuya 2 weeks ago

If you pee into the ocean, are you... like... feeding it?

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FortnitePlayerGirl 2 weeks ago

Roasted like a burnt, bad tasting marshmallow that a kid dropped in a fire!

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Enuya 2 weeks ago

In every place, there is always *this* one person...

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Enuya 2 weeks ago

Good priorities

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Enuya 2 weeks ago

What if there are intelligent forms of life on another planets? And they just do not want to contact us because we are for them something like lice are for us?

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Enuya 2 weeks ago

Listen to your heart! Just remember about protectors. And a helmet. And a bulletproof vest. And...

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Enuya 2 weeks ago

It's harder to lose noodle-belly than baby-belly though. On the other side, you do not need to care about noodles through next eighteen years...

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HANS 2 weeks ago

... and he's probably watching reruns.

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Foxyloxylou 2 weeks ago

"This is my true self! Don't you see thatt Robert?!"

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Hyorin Kim 2 weeks ago

I knew they were trying to say something :')

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Enuya 2 weeks ago

Another good reason to stay away from the gym.

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A Rose Among Thorns 2 weeks ago

My pessimistic mentality in a nutshell

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Sleep Meister 2 weeks ago

There are two types of people Screen-Sho...d375b7.png Screen-Shot-2019-03-08-at-142159-5c827a9d375b7.png

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Purple tiger 2 weeks ago

Lol I love this on!!!!,

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Dani 2 weeks ago

Ha! I really love this one!

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Marc 2 weeks ago

I am not sure if that is the way to wealth. How many rich people did actually work for their money? I would say the least. In addition, wealth does not necessarily have to with money.

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Madzdad the bard 2 weeks ago

He's hit rock-bottom and started to dig.

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Sonka 2 weeks ago

life at its best, eh?

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