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 1 year ago

Brilliant!

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athornedrose 1 year ago

that's beautiful. i appreciate him.

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thepotatogirl 1 year ago

Like that one Thomas Sanders vine LMAO

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LOttawa 1 year ago

Go Grandma, lol

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

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

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Cody Eriksen 1 year ago

*Snort* Oh yeah huh.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

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

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Miss Cris 1 year ago

Finally a smart Cinderella!!!! Yuhuuuu

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Laugh Fan 1 year ago

Oh, this is so true!!!

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Miss Cris 1 year ago

Loooove it !!!! <3

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

No shit!

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

Something fowl I presume

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Angie Scanes 1 year ago

Mom?

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SykesDaMan 1 year ago

I was more thinking of a pimp for giraffes!

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

Awww.. poor wolf!

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

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

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Naima Ivansdóttir 1 year ago

this explains so many situations!!!

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Last Hurrah 1 year ago

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

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

Hahahahaha... Lol !

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BusLady 1 year ago

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

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Nadja Lambacher 1 year ago

aww cute tiny grim reaper

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

I lost it at 'occasionally send a Jesus' XD

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Spooky Tooth 1 year ago

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

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

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

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Rob Lucchetti 1 year ago

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

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Kathy Baylis 1 year ago

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

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CrunChewy McSandybutt 1 year ago

Exactly. Get over yourself.

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Miss Cris 1 year ago

I hope he doesn't meet Pacman

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K. LNU 1 year ago

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

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

Warm towels are one of the best gift to mankind!

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

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

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

Keep flapping or die! Poor birdie!

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Laugh Fan 1 year ago

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

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WhiteFox 1 year ago

yaaaas coldplay

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Laugh Fan 1 year ago

Puppies!! They have amazing powers of Cuteness.

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thepotatogirl 1 year ago

accurate

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

Hahaha... this was really clever!

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

I will die if that's true!

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Nicole Matthews 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Laugh Fan 1 year ago

Always go to the Skeezy tree first.

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Carol Emory 1 year 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 1 year ago

"flick"

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Issy 1 year ago

10 points to Dumbledore!

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Rocky Joe 1 year ago

And they said chivalry is dead. LoL.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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My O My 1 year ago

Got to start somewhere

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Laugh Fan 1 year ago

I think Gary's fabulous!

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Laugh Fan 1 year ago

That makes so much more sense.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

ohh no.. the snake got away!

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Rebecah Ozuna 1 year ago

Rose-aholic.

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jo_shortland 1 year ago

Awwww

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Spinaap 1 year ago

taxes?

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BusLady 1 year ago

Keep it simple

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Jaded Queen 1 year 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 1 year ago

Story of my life.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

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

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McKinley Winkler 1 year ago

I wanna closet that big.... :(

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Stephanie Hutner 1 year 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 1 year ago

Heh, when compliments won't save you.

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Laugh Fan 1 year ago

Knew it.

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Carol Emory 1 year 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 1 year ago

Where is "to eat"?

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

Its a wonderful mix though in real.

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Tanksear Industries 1 year ago

this is what my parents think

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Rebecah Ozuna 1 year ago

It's all about the killing.

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Laugh Fan 1 year ago

But there is always pizza!

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Jaded Queen 1 year 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 1 year ago

Yes exactly! Go whale.

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BusLady 1 year ago

No! The King lives!

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Kelli Riches 1 year ago

Well that escalated quickly..

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My O My 1 year ago

Totally relatable

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Spooky Tooth 1 year ago

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

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Thomas Kolev 1 year ago

I'd love a backyard with purple grass.

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frank0ys 1 year ago

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

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Carmean Armendariz 1 year ago

i need to be doing spaghetti right now!

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