Millennials, Gen Z, and boomers fighting, presents from Santa, and shopping—these are some of the topics of Yanni Davros, the mastermind and well, the pen, behind Prolific Pen Comics.


Inspired by real-life people and situations, Yanni draws fun comics that can brighten up anyone’s day and make us nod in agreement. Especially when it comes to the notorious nail clipping aiming straight for your face as you do your nails, your dog digging in your backyard, or trying out the new air fryer. Bored Panda reached out to Yanni to have a chat and a few laughs, which you can read in the article as you vote for your favorite images.

More info: Instagram | Prolific Pen Comics

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Yanni, a 33-year-old professional artist living in Sacramento, California with his girlfriend Niki and his dog Sai, is super into gardening, vinyl record collecting, cycling, snowboarding, and, of course, art. He got into drawing when he was around 3 years old and naturally gravitated to the pencil and basically never put it down as he got older. “I started by drawing airplanes and then got interested in painting and comics as a teenager. I was lucky enough to have supportive parents and I went to art school at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where I learned about art history and majored in sequential art.” And now, he makes his living doing art for tech corporations and advertising agencies.

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yep. dads have a 6th sense

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The artist gets the inspiration for his comics from real life, people, and situations that he observes in the world and in his social circle. “My social circles are best because they are unique to my own experiences and give my work a genuine voice. I’m also pretty influenced by some of the absurdist comedy that was pretty popular in film and television in the '80s and '90s when I was growing up. It seems like more realistic, relatable comedy has grown in popularity since, so I try and pepper in a little of that too, but I would say my core comedy style is absurd and goofy. My art style, on the other hand, is influenced by newspaper comic strips like Peanuts, and Calvin and Hobbes.” He also loves kawaii art from Japan, like the Sanrio characters or Tokidoki characters, so there’s a little of that in his work as well.

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The porcupines deserve pets too!

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mixed up haha

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There are four main characters in his comics: Olive, Teal, Fuchsia, and Violet, as he names all his characters after colors. “They are millennials with very different personalities and all trying to stumble their way through life. I also have a growing cast of supporting characters from various other age groups like kids, seniors, and parents, so I can lampoon a wider array of people and generations. I also love animal characters, especially bugs. My favorite is Rolly Polly, a socially shy pill-bug, which was also a fan favorite. He got popular enough for me to spin off into a side comic called 'Under a Rock' last year. I had to take a break from writing that one but I hope to return to it someday.”

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Gen X is just chilling

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“I am trying to reach anyone who wants a laugh or to think about the world around them differently. I think comics are the superior storytelling medium. In a way, they are the simplest, most abstract way to combine words and pictures to evoke an emotion. I want to eventually publish books,” shared Yanni.

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1 year ago

well, umm, that escalated quickly

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1 year ago

kitti

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Paul Budhram
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1 year ago

I thought they'd block out the title.

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Helen Haley
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1 year ago

Whoah. What's wrong with Costco?

Ben Steinberg
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1 year ago

Yeah, Costco pays their employees a living wage, unlike Walmart and doesn't work them to death unlike Amazon. I don't know about Target.

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akiwi
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1 year ago

I like how target is an archer

Clandestine
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1 year ago

lol, right? Ironic

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Abigail Snyder
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1 year ago

I like how Walmart looks like a warrior of light and Amazon looks like the warrior of darkness

Natasha Romanoff
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1 year ago

ngl those horsewomen look badass

glowworm2
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1 year ago

I love that they're all women.

Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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1 year ago

Same! They look so badass!

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Dagnirath
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1 year ago

So Walmart is War, Amazon is Death, Costco is Famine, and Target is Pestilence? Yeah, that sounds about right.

Sportsgal
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1 year ago

Costco can't be famine...they have such great food!! Lol!

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Simping for the wrong kind
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1 year ago

They look actually really cool.

Ozacoter
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1 year ago

I love that they are represented as women :)

Skidanpump
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1 year ago

What’s wrong with women

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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1 year ago

I love Amazon's look, tbh!

Denki Kaminari (im a girl)
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1 year ago (edited)

I like amazon she is darkness and i like that

DDmaybeandor
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1 year ago

Costco doesn't belong in there.

Robert Bailey
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1 year ago

Those look like Horsewomen.

Lucy Skinner
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1 year ago

Amazon is the leader

Joe mama
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1 year ago

They all look dope tho

Kittygirl
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1 year ago

Targets my new favorite! Looks awesome!

Emilycookie
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1 year ago

is it just me or is costco a bit cute?

Leo Domitrix
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1 year ago

I'd have said "Kohl's", for my area....

Flexiegirl94
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1 year ago

amazon looks amazing!

Albert Chen
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1 year ago

I wonder how the attack

Paul Aguilera
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1 year ago

why isn't WholeFoods one of them?!

Noelle (they/she)
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1 year ago

I love the scythe and bow

Malek Basata
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1 year ago

yes stop buying from amazon

Denki Kaminari (im a girl)
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1 year ago

Ooo pretty

Maria Cereceres
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1 year ago

I'd have to go with Amazon

-Annelise-
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1 year ago

K I love this

Queen glory
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1 year ago

Hehe

Calvin Suzuki
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1 year ago

The character design- wha- I love it xD

TheReader19
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1 year ago

The truth is being reported here

Bender Bending RodrΓ­guez
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1 year ago

Amazon should be on white horse. Death rides pale horse.

Michaela Arthur
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1 year ago

true!

Laura Collins
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1 year ago

Bwahaha!

Mintchinchilla
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1 year ago

target is a doggo

Emo Sloth
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1 year ago

SUCH ART

Me Oh My
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8 months ago

These look super badass, though.

Tory Chrome
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1 year ago

NOOOO TARGET NEEDS TO BE RIDING A GIANT BULLSEYE!

BlackLabOwner
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1 year ago

love amazon person/colors

Arran Walker
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1 year ago

Target is better than Walmart.

Christian Vaca Morales
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1 year ago

amozon wins

Alexander Albon
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1 year ago

What about Kroger?

LittlBabyPanda
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1 year ago

aaaaaaaaahhhh i luv this

that rando_;)
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1 year ago

whoa whoa whoa. Why is Costco famine? And I feel like Amazon would be conquest.

Julie Peaker
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1 year ago

Costco is better than the others, but.....

I'm ~*tired*~
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1 year ago

go girls!

Press Snooze
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1 year ago

Amazon should be on like a T-rex because its the king of the retail stores right now

Tabby_Sohee
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1 year ago

XD WHY IS THIS SO BEAUTIFUL

Your_local_introvert
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1 year ago

Okay but I would date/be friends with Amazon- she’s stunning lol.

skyfire the nightwing-seawing
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1 year ago

i have to admit amazon looks really cool...

Starfruit110
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1 year ago

What about Fred Meyer?

Zophra
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1 year ago

Ali Express?

Ginny Weasley
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1 year ago

target and costco are the better 2

kjorn
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1 year ago

i'd switch costco with ikea

Chilla
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1 year ago

amazon be looking cool with dat scythe

MAEVE PARENT
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1 year ago

i like the amazon design

MAEVE PARENT
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1 year ago

i like amazon its a cool design

Artime Silk
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1 year ago

McDonalds instead of Costco

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disney +

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lol

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Boomers love Facebook? Aren't they the ones complaining about technology?

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the important things are what they don't teach us *sigh*

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just deathray the karens :P

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Asy EnderDragon
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ohhh i feel that so hard (my family doesn't like my taste in music ;-;)

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1 year ago

not quite

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1 year ago

"How could you betray me like this Susan"

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🎡He sees you when you're sleeping; He knows when you're awake🎡

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1 year ago

MY AREIS KIN

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Paul Budhram
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1 year ago

woow

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Paul Budhram
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well then

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myohmy

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Rae Reyn
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1 year ago

Vinegar and baking soda in bottle, slip the balloon over the top. Boom, floating balloon, no helium needed.

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Assassin Seven
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Then who made life on their planet?

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1 year ago

"Blackmail your opponents to establish dominance" -Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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Paul Budhram
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1 year ago

well ur trendy now

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Tacocat
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1 year ago

Isopods are very social.

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this is me

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Paul Budhram
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1 year ago

my god

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like 2 human seconds

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birdie asf
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1 year ago

stereotyping the mafia as bad people is bad now?? we're both talking about the criminal organization right robert?

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...

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Paul Budhram
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ya you did

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1 year ago

noted

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1 year ago

bet they can find that faster than my PACKAGE THAT I ORDERED 2 MONTHS AGO

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Tacocat
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1 year ago

Isopods do do do do do do do!

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 year ago

Be careful of what you wish for. You might just get it.

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ToxiCity
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1 year ago

Splash!

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Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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1 year ago

How to avoid death penalty.

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Dobby The House Elf
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1 year ago

I always say, "when" when I've had enough XD

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1 year ago

ohno

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