I Will Try To Make You Laugh With These Silly Slice Of Life Comics (18 Pics)
Hey there! I'm Weng.
I draw and animate quirky slice of life comics that aim to delight and make you laugh because everyone deserves good laughter.
Of course, I have a regular job myself, and in my spare time, especially when the sun sets, I take it to comics and animations to create hilarious and quirky stuff that you may or may not notice - it happens in your lives too.
If you like what you see, follow my stuff on Instagram, YouTube, and my very own website.
Every Sunday Ever
I started drawing when I was 5 years old. I loved comics and illustrations, and spent my childhood reading comics [Marvel Comics] and also Garfield when I was in the states. After returning to Malaysia, we didn't have so many Western comics available here and the internet was still an infant, so I turned to the Asian Japanese manga as my primary comic material. These 2 styles influenced my art the most, hence I have a very Western-Asian style of drawing.
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I took Graphic Design as my major, and graduated with honors in Design. Throughout my life, drawing and designing has always been my biggest skillset, which I use in almost every aspect of life. I branched out from Graphic to Web Design and eventually, Animation and Motion Graphics.
I am at present the Head of Design in a Fixed Fibre Optics Telecommunications company in Malaysia, TIME Internet. As Head of Design in the Marketing Department, I oversee all Creative and Design functions of the organization.
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Throughout my life, I have always taken to drawing and scribbling as a way to communicate my thoughts and expressions. From a young age, I would scribble in my diary or journals, the very stuff I find funny in my day-to-day life. Think Garfield, where that was one of my earliest inspirations. The story of a cat and the stuff he does in his everyday life probably sparked my interest the most. That combined with Marvel comics and Dragon Ball Z inspired most of my drawings and imaginations.
I guess you can say these are my biggest influences. Hence my primary niche in drawing is based on quirky slice of life moments.
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My favorite part about making these comics is storyboarding and drawing them, because whenever I’m in that process of creation, I tend to laugh a lot at my own silly ideas and drawings, which I guess readers probably can feel that. The concept creation is by far the best part about comic creating.
The hardest is in fact (though not directly related) animating my comics onto my YouTube videos. I bring my quirky stories to YouTube in hopes to also entertain my audience there in the form of 2D animations.
If purely talking about comics, I guess the hardest thing is getting people to see my comics. It's really a hit and miss kind of thing, where my hope lies in people discovering these comics and having a good laugh at it.
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Personal favorite comic artists are the great Stan Lee (well, at least in the early '80s and '90s), Jim Davis of Garfield, of course, Akira Toriyama of Dragonball, and ONE, Yusuke Murata of the One Punch Man series. These comics all influence my own comics one way or the other.
My advice to young or old artists that have a passion to start making comics is to just “start.” In drawing and art there's really no right or wrong. Often artists are challenged by their own fear of their works not being good enough, or they are worried about other people's judgement. The best thing about creating comics is that the eventual drawings are your very own style. Your art might be similar to the people who influenced you, but your personality in the comics is truly yours, so the best advice I can give is to just PRESS that START button.
My plans for the future are very much the same. I’m a YouTuber and comic artist at the same time, so I’d be doing these in my spare time outside of my day job. I will continue producing these quirky and hilarious slice of life comics because they can light up a person's day, or at the very least, it can put a smile on their faces.
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I get a lot of comments on my comics and how they cheer people up, how it makes them smile and these comments mean a lot to me. Other than that, I’d probably hope that I can grow a sizable fan base… be it on social media, or any platform out there.
My favorite tagline and quote (and what I go by): There’s so much one can do in a day, and I’m thankful you took the time to check me out… in a good way. Because everyone deserves a good laugh.