Artist Illustrates Funny Realities Of Living With A Cat (35 New Comics)
It should come as no surprise that we love cats. Yes, these little beings can be hard to understand sometimes, but their cuteness redeems all the mischievous deeds they might have done (accidentally or not). Living with a cat is never dull and we can prove that.
Lingvistov is back on Bored Panda with even more colorful webcomics depicting the funny realities of owning a cat: torn toilet paper, clothes covered in fur, early begging for food, lazy lounging and other shenanigans that cat owners might relate to. Scroll down and take a look at these funny comics.
The illustrator Landysh has previously revealed to Bored Panda that she has been drawing since she was a kid, but she has never studied art as her mother didn’t allow it. Fortunately, that never stopped her from doing it.
The artist has graduated from a linguistic university and never went to an art school, so the illustrations are a result of passion, determination and purposeful work.
The journey of Lingvistov started when the artist launched a website, which initially was a school of English. Landysh decided to add her illustrations there to make it stand out from other schools.
The artworks received a lot of attention after the artist shared them on Bored Panda. It "forced" her to reinvent her business and focus on drawings only.
The artist revealed that it has been her dream to become an artist since childhood and this dream drives her to move forward. "I capture small beautiful moments from my life. I think I mostly do it for myself, just to remember or relive certain moments, because from time to time I look through my comics and smile. I also do it for other people. I know for sure some share my comics with each other and it sparkles a conversation and laughs. They remember their own little moments."
The inspiration for the comics comes from personal life experiences. According to the artist, the best time to come up with ideas is right before sleep. "I lie thinking about my day and my cats and images come to my mind."
From coming up with an idea to finishing the drawing it's an absolutely exciting process for the Lingvistov team. "It's a little adventure every time." However, there are some challenges that the artist has to overcome. Landysh revealed that the most challenging thing for her at the moment is not to let herself burn out. "It's hard work because it's both manual and intellectual, so it is easy to work yourself into the ground. You want to do so much! And it takes longer to recover after you burn out. So for me, it's finding a balance between rest and work."
If you're thinking of starting drawing comics yourself, Lingvistov has some advice for you! "My biggest advice is to be personal and authentic, to draw and write about things that you know. You won't believe how many people will relate to that. That was probably the most surprising thing for me - discovering that someone can see themselves in the comics I make. Another important thing is not to stop, because success is not something that happens overnight - it takes hard work and time."
Lingvistov is currently working on a book - the first collection of Landysh's comics! "We're cooperating with a very old printing company in our small town. Usually, they print serious books and they told me they love printing our calendars, it's a good change from their serious book routine. And some of the people who work there even have my comics on their desks! It is the best compliment I could hope for, for sure."
Visit Lingvistov's socials for more uplifting comics! If you missed previous articles featuring more of Lingvistov's illustrations, you can check them out by clicking here, here, here, here, here and here.