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.

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oh my.......

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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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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

The porcupines deserve pets too!

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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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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Hannah Lande
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2 months ago

well, umm, that escalated quickly

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Mintchinchilla
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2 months ago

kitti

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Paul Budhram
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2 months ago

I thought they'd block out the title.

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Helen Haley
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2 months ago

Whoah. What's wrong with Costco?

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Joshua Nowell
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2 months ago

disney +

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2 months ago

lol

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2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

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

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Lorelai Purvis
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2 months ago

just deathray the karens :P

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Asy EnderDragon
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2 months ago

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

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Paul Budhram
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2 months ago

not quite

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ProbablyIsaac
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2 months ago

"How could you betray me like this Susan"

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Emo Sloth
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2 months ago

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

SemelinaPitrone
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2 months ago

It's really fun to whisper that to whoever is sitting next to you at a youth group. "GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU, KIDS!" he knows when you are sleeping. he KNOWS when you're awake HE KNOWS IF YOU'VE BEEN BAD OR GOOD, SO FOR F**K'S SAKE JOHNNY GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.

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Sista of the moon
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2 months ago

*says the FBI agent in a alien mask cos it’s Halloween*

Jonny Man
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2 months ago

I imagine these creatures live thousands of years each. And they have the same intergenerational issues humans have. "You young Gen-Zetas are wasting your time ass probing and making your little crop circles! In my days we built pyramids and were worshipped as gods! Now the only guy who has a clue about us is that one dude with the dignified hairstyle and everyone thinks he's a kook!"

Chance Cottingham
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1 month ago

he knows

John Doe
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2 months ago

dance nobody's like watching

Cleo Burnell-Wojtech
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2 months ago

sounds like horde prime (from shera)

Caroline
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2 months ago

Even in the toilet or in the shower? Perv!!

Michaela Arthur
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2 months ago

alieans

Wesley Vincent
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2 months ago

So Santa is an alien?

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2 months ago

MY AREIS KIN

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Paul Budhram
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2 months ago

woow

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Paul Budhram
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2 months ago

well then

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Paul Budhram
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2 months ago

myohmy

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Rae Reyn
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2 months 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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2 months ago

Then who made life on their planet?

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ProbablyIsaac
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2 months ago

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

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Paul Budhram
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2 months ago

well ur trendy now

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Tacocat
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2 months ago

Isopods are very social.

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2 months ago

this is me

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Paul Budhram
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2 months ago

my god

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Paul Budhram
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2 months ago

like 2 human seconds

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birdie asf
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2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

he ordered a porch didn't he?

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Paul Budhram
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2 months ago

ya you did

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2 months ago

noted

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2 months 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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2 months ago

Isopods do do do do do do do!

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Cecilia Herrera
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2 months ago

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

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ToxiCity
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2 months ago

Splash!

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Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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2 months ago

How to avoid death penalty.

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Dobby The House Elf
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2 months ago

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

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Paul Budhram
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2 months ago

ohno

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