John McNamee is the artist behind Pie Comic, hand-drawn comics that feature a dry, sarcastic humor that hits you hard in the chuckles. John started drawing Pie Comics back in college, and just never stopped. He has since worked for satirical news organization 'The Onion' and now works for Cartoon Network.

Have these experiences influenced Pie Comic? “My Onion experience does come in handy,” John told Bored Panda. “You really have to observe the world and see what's weird about it to write Onion headlines. I once heard someone describe my humor as "wry," and after I googled what that means, I thought it sounded about right.”

“I used to try to think of a joke and then start drawing it, but I found that my comics were too predictable that way. So instead, I just started drawing a character doing something and see if I could get them to end up in a joke. My number 1 comedic inspiration is the Simpsons. My knowledge of seasons 2-9 is like... weird. I would also reread Calvin & Hobbes comics all summer long. As for webcomics, I really love Poorly Drawn Lines. He's very good at pacing out a joke.”Pie Comics has been a full time pursuit at times throughout John's career as a cartoonist, but he finds stability in dipping his finger in a number of 'pies.' “Now I'm writing at Cartoon Network, so I don't update as often,” he explained. “My Patreon works OK for me, but it's really my fault it doesn't work better. Engagement has never been a strength of mine. I also have done work for Mad Magazine and the New Yorker. I guess if I'd have any advice, it would be to cobble together multiple revenue streams. You never know when one might take a hit, and that will help protect you from instability.”

And while many comic artists use a variety of software to create their pieces and upload them directly to the web, John prefers to keep it old school. “I draw on bristol board with blue pencil, then I go over it in and 05 Micron,” he told us. “I lay out my borders and guidelines with a ruler, but then I ink them freehand. I think the wobbily line makes the drawings more accessible and reminds you that a human being made them.”

More info: Website | Facebook | Patreon

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Mick Fowler 10 months ago

Brilliant!

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athornedrose 10 months ago

that's beautiful. i appreciate him.

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thepotatogirl 10 months ago

Like that one Thomas Sanders vine LMAO

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LOttawa 10 months ago

Go Grandma, lol

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

This should be higher up. Very clever. Voting it right away!

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Cody Eriksen 10 months ago

*Snort* Oh yeah huh.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

My goodness, that's one of the best 'real' comic on evolution theory!

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Miss Cris 10 months ago

Finally a smart Cinderella!!!! Yuhuuuu

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Oh, this is so true!!!

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Miss Cris 10 months ago

Loooove it !!!! <3

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

No shit!

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GlassOfWater 10 months ago

Something fowl I presume

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Angie Scanes 10 months ago

Mom?

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SykesDaMan 10 months ago

I was more thinking of a pimp for giraffes!

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

Awww.. poor wolf!

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GlassOfWater 10 months ago

Here's some advice: it's a lot easier to go for practical than fashionable.

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Naima Ivansdóttir 10 months ago

this explains so many situations!!!

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Last Hurrah 10 months ago

Coming soon to a store near you: Mangoes and womangoes.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

Hahahahaha... Lol !

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BusLady 10 months ago

Suzy's hot because the Sun shines on her all day.

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Nadja Lambacher 10 months ago

aww cute tiny grim reaper

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GlassOfWater 10 months ago

I lost it at 'occasionally send a Jesus' XD

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Spooky Tooth 10 months ago

Wow never knew my world could be explained in a fractal.

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GlassOfWater 10 months ago

Please tell me dick pics are a thing of the past now

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Rob Lucchetti 10 months ago

This is what's wrong with today's youth - no monster management skills

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Kathy Baylis 10 months ago

Please be aware that the "happy" people on social media are generally just lying.

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CrunChewy McSandybutt 10 months ago

Exactly. Get over yourself.

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Miss Cris 10 months ago

I hope he doesn't meet Pacman

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K. LNU 10 months ago

Great, now I have that song running through my head...

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

Warm towels are one of the best gift to mankind!

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

No offense, but I wonder if that happens to schizophreniac people!

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

Keep flapping or die! Poor birdie!

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Good old stripes man! He's such a success.

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WhiteFox 10 months ago

yaaaas coldplay

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Puppies!! They have amazing powers of Cuteness.

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thepotatogirl 10 months ago

accurate

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

Hahaha... this was really clever!

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

I will die if that's true!

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Nicole Matthews 10 months ago

wow... that's pretty deep.... and I love how arts student me can either be a begger, a criminal or a politician.

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Spooky Tooth 10 months ago

I like this. This is how childhood should be looking at everything in wonderment and awe and with imagination! Don't take that away! They got plenty of time to grow up and be boring later!

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Kathy Baylis 10 months ago

Oh, God, you little sneaky-sneak, you!

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Always go to the Skeezy tree first.

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Carol Emory 10 months ago

Reminds me of the Bugs Bunny where Elmer gives him a tub full of vegetables. Bugs: "What's this?" Elmer:"Your dinner." Bugs: "DINNER!?! How do you expect me to eat this stuff..ithis isn't food! (starts cramming lettuce and celery in his mouth..picks out stuck celery string from teeth) Whaddya trying to do, starve me? I'll die before I eat this stuff."

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Grumble O'Pug 10 months ago

"flick"

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Issy 10 months ago

10 points to Dumbledore!

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Rocky Joe 10 months ago

And they said chivalry is dead. LoL.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

God hated T-rex also, that's why he gave them so small hands, no way you can scratch your ass with those hands.

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WingedPug 10 months ago

It's clearly his first time flying. You NEVER mention the ants. Never...

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My O My 10 months ago

Got to start somewhere

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

I think Gary's fabulous!

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

That makes so much more sense.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

ohh no.. the snake got away!

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Rebecah Ozuna 10 months ago

Rose-aholic.

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jo_shortland 10 months ago

Awwww

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Spinaap 10 months ago

taxes?

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BusLady 10 months ago

Keep it simple

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Jaded Queen 10 months ago

When you realize the real suffering is actually being alive! Sigh, I wish more people would realize that. Death doesn't deserve the hate mail she gets.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

Story of my life.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

Eww.. that's some hairy shit that went down there!

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McKinley Winkler 10 months ago

I wanna closet that big.... :(

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Stephanie Hutner 10 months ago

It's like in school when you bust your ass and barely pass. But your friend slacks off all year and aces the class.

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Rebecah Ozuna 10 months ago

Heh, when compliments won't save you.

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Knew it.

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Carol Emory 10 months ago

Never thought of it like that.... Just don't tell them that ring-around-the-rosy teaches them about the plague...

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Neb 10 months ago

Where is "to eat"?

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

Its a wonderful mix though in real.

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Tanksear Industries 10 months ago

this is what my parents think

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Rebecah Ozuna 10 months ago

It's all about the killing.

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

But there is always pizza!

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Jaded Queen 10 months ago

Oh! No Mr. Machine, we know all about your long game. But we are too depressed to care.

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Jaded Queen 10 months ago

Yes exactly! Go whale.

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BusLady 10 months ago

No! The King lives!

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Kelli Riches 10 months ago

Well that escalated quickly..

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My O My 10 months ago

Totally relatable

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Spooky Tooth 10 months ago

Neon Joe would take care of you Mr thor-wolfe-lantern! He don't play!! WAREWOOOLFHIMPH!

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Thomas Kolev 10 months ago

I'd love a backyard with purple grass.

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frank0ys 10 months ago

...And that's how I found out who my partner was cheating me with.

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Carmean Armendariz 10 months ago

i need to be doing spaghetti right now!

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Naima Ivansdóttir 10 months ago

looks like the unicorn is farting rainbows! which makes perfect sense indeed.

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