The works of the Iranian illustrator Alireza Pakdel criticize the current patterns of behavior in society and propose a reflection on issues that are left aside by a large part of the modern-day population.

In the images below, the artist is trying to address several themes such as capitalism, consumerism, technology, and the harm caused by humans to nature and animals who have to live in pollution.

We featured the author’s work here at Bored Panda a few months ago with his comics portraying the sacrifice of health professionals in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, right now we would like to share some of his new work that takes on a different perspective and touches the morals and values of modern-day society.

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Mishka Katira
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10 months ago

sad but accurate

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Mintchinchilla
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10 months ago

noooo...the poor birb...

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The_Last_P.U.G.
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10 months ago

Sadly realistic...

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Mintchinchilla
Community Member
10 months ago

noooo poor lil turtle <3

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comics
Community Member
10 months ago

death like "I NEED ANOTHER SOUL BEFORE I GET FIRED!!!"

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Mintchinchilla
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10 months ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOONONO

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YosemiteCat
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10 months ago

Books seem to be the only escape from the world now, for me anyway

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DungeonQuestPlayer
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10 months ago

awwwwww this is soooooooo cute

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Couldnt_Find_A_Good_Name
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10 months ago

That's sad...

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Joe mama
Community Member
10 months ago

Unfortunate how some can destroy lives

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Red
Community Member
10 months ago

SAVE THE SQUIRREL

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Ellis Lenfestey
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10 months ago

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Bisexual bean
Community Member
10 months ago

i like the symbolism behind this. both sides are going to war for what they believe in, and it shows how neither side is "evil", just strong opinions. and however they choose to express those opinions, they chose to let innocent people stay safe.

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Mishka Katira
Community Member
10 months ago

realistic but sad. These made me change the way i look

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
10 months ago

Genuine gratitude!

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Mishka Katira
Community Member
10 months ago

this makes sense. Covid is ruining everyone's lives

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comics
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10 months ago

give to the poor

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KitKatss
Community Member
10 months ago

People trying to keep mainstream and make their lives look perfect, making their lives worse instead, the sacrifices some people make are too great and pointless sometimes, this is just sad

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Joe mama
Community Member
10 months ago

Yep

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Forty-Two
Community Member
10 months ago

Still costs 1mil in London

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Zoe Hoesley
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10 months ago

Get. Off. Him.

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Ava Musselman
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10 months ago

and Im going down like the titanic

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TY FERGUSON
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10 months ago

0o0

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Geoff C.
Community Member
10 months ago

I was just about to light up when I scrolled on to this, but but seeing it changed my mind.

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh please, I was a child before the era of smartphones and many preferred books to playing with others, including myself. Even now kids are encouraged to play, or were before schools went online. Also this: FpOXy1U.jpg FpOXy1U.jpg

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Yaarah Moreh
Community Member
10 months ago

If time is money the TV is making it all disappear

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Sonja_kitty
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10 months ago

Clean water crisis

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Ellis Lenfestey
Community Member
10 months ago

awww

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Logan Tafoya
Community Member
10 months ago

always wear a helmet

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
10 months ago

he's seeing a place where... there is no man-made stuff

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