Today we’d like for you to meet the artist Mahnaz Yazdani. Mahnaz’s deep and meaningful work often portrays society's problems in surrealistic illustrations that tend to show how everyday people (just like us) suffer from things that seemingly the rest of our modern society refuses to acknowledge more often than not.

One could say we probably have gotten used to the said problems just because we are always surrounded by them, so much that we don't even notice them anymore. However, things such as war, global pandemic, and problems revolving around our mental health aren’t going anywhere any time soon.

All in all, Yazdani’s work might give you a thought or two regarding the way we live currently.

More info: Instagram | Facebook | ainazcartoon.ir

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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4 months ago

Seen this happen in front of me irl in a park, and it was frustrating to say the least

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Bored Panda also reached out to the artist to find out a little bit more about her and her work.

"I am a storyteller who tells most of her stories in her comics and animations. I started my art journey as an animator and cartoonist twenty years ago. My focus was on making animation for years. Since 2015, I have been professionally drawing editorial cartoons. I had so many stories in my mind waiting to be created, but animating all of them needed lots of years, so I chose comic style to tell my stories faster."

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Lindsey
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4 months ago (edited)

I really like this one. Sharing ideas and love being where they all intersect. Very cute.

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Ranger Kanootsen
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4 months ago

this should be #1

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"Maybe the main characteristic of mine has led me to create such art: a humoristic outlook and thinking about the feelings of other people, for example, how does a kid feel under bombardment. Those help me to create a humorous story and then tell it in the shape of a comic, cartoon, or animation."

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Nijlenna Rusty
Community Member
4 months ago

So beautifully illustrated, yet so devistately accurate and confronting. Currently we are being told to take our empty plastic bags back to our house, because the seahorses are dying.

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Gabi Berlin
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4 months ago

Damn all these are so right!

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Brivid
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4 months ago

This should be higher up.

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R Carson
Community Member
4 months ago

Online predator.

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In the age of the Internet, the lack of access to stable and high-speed Internet means the deprivation of job opportunities, education, social, cultural and all the facilities that are just available online.

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Why?
Community Member
4 months ago

He might want to throw sand to mark the path ala Indiana Jones.

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monkeydog
Community Member
4 months ago

It's saying that only those from privilege (represented here by the kids flying in on dollars) have access to knowledge (the book fortress). The less privileged are locked out.

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R Carson
Community Member
4 months ago

Perspective....

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Jaithesaint
Community Member
4 months ago

Especially this one

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IeabellAlakar@aqueenofaplanet
Community Member
4 months ago

Awww

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1010011 1001110
Community Member
4 months ago

yup

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Gabi Berlin
Community Member
4 months ago

Life in general

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
4 months ago

Tbh, you can get lost in the world of your garden; time passes so differently there

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teresa rudnik
Community Member
4 months ago

Books and written language are the greatest informational tools of all the centuries.

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Zoe's Mom
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4 months ago

The lack of a reflection. Well done.

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Kaiserfranzgirl
Community Member
4 months ago

Google translation of her post on Instagram: For my mother and aunts ... My mother and aunts spent many years of their lives behind the carpet, from childhood to the years they experienced motherhood. The weavers built a ladder to bring themselves and their families to what they are now and will be. I'm proud of having such strong women in my life. Women who, believing in better tomorrows, bought the hardest and continue to buy ... Your hard-working hands are the most beautiful hands ....

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Taxus Baccata
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4 months ago

This one's good.

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1010011 1001110
Community Member
4 months ago

I know this personally. This is exactly how it feels

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Nijlenna Rusty
Community Member
4 months ago

We do need to consume less drinking water, but somehow I don't think this will solve this problem.

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ZAPanda
Community Member
4 months ago

same everywhere dude. Money gets you a cushier sentence and out sooner.

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Rijkærd
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh s**t..

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Why?
Community Member
4 months ago

Life finds a way!

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Mimi La Souris
Community Member
4 months ago

awww :)

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Rijkærd
Community Member
4 months ago

This is that long ass Putins table and he cant hear the world telling him to stop being an a*****e...

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weewoo
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4 months ago

this is sad but i dont get it

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Heather Vandegrift
Community Member
4 months ago

Literally happened to a friend. Her house was older and NOT in a flood zone. Developer put in condos that caused her property to periodically flood when it rained. It was loveable until hurricane Irma came through and her house got 4 ft of water in it. No flood insurance (because again, NOT IN A FLOOD ZONE), but homeowner's insurance refused to pay because it was a flood event. Turns out the permits for the condos were illegally issued because it was pretty clear what works happen to the properties on the downward slope of the ground they built up to build the condos, bus sure couldn't find an attorney to take the case to sue the county and the contractor for the damage.

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Nijlenna Rusty
Community Member
4 months ago

How much will this matchbox cost to live in? about a million?

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Kaiserfranzgirl
Community Member
4 months ago

Translation of Instagram description: hope for a piece of bread! (Wave of Iranian workers moving to work in Iraqi Kurdistan)

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