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If you’re seeking a dose of humor suitable for all ages, Doug Hill has you covered. The author of the 'Laughing Hippo Studio' series, which consists of hilarious single-panel cartoons, creates simple yet witty strips loved by many. If you missed our previous posts featuring his earlier works, be sure to check them out.

In a recent interview, Doug mentioned that his cartoons are often inspired by his family’s life. He said: “Everyday scenarios, especially when taken out of context, are a goldmine for humor. Current events and popular trends also spark ideas. The joy of creating a cartoon and seeing people smile because of it is what keeps me going."

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My ex used to start spontaneously handing our guests their coats when she thought it was time for them to go. One of her more admirable traits.

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We got in touch with Doug again and asked him more questions about his series. The artist provided us with insights into his creative process and his approach to designing characters for new cartoons: “I almost always start with the idea and the punchline (which may change later). I draw in pencil and redraw until I'm satisfied with the drawing. Then I ink it in pen and color it in Photoshop. I don't have any recurring characters (although some look familiar). I have never been able to keep a character constant.”

The creator of ‘Laughing Hippo Studio’ shared with us some of his influences in the world of comedy and humor: “I suppose my major influence growing up was MAD magazine, although I read everything I could with and about cartoons. I followed many comedians and one major influence was Dan DeCarlo (Archie). His simple but effective layouts taught me a lot.”

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Asked about his opinion on what makes a good comic, the cartoonist answered: “I know I sometimes go overboard on the drawing, but a great drawing will not sell a poor idea. The gag is the heart of the cartoon. A funny gag will always carry a simple cartoon.”

Lastly, we were curious if any of the cartoons from 'Laughing Hippo Studio' were a personal favorite of Doug’s, and the artist told us: “If I had to choose a favorite, it would be the one where I have a couple looking out at a desert scene, but it's an unfinished paint-by-numbers drawing. They are the only ones in color. ‘We must be in the unpainted desert!’”

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

New York to Paris and Back wow I've never seen a report like this and then there's the shipping cost how do you even stay in business

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She's lucky.. could have been one of those National Geographic ones about animals mating..

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's not the one terrorizing Gotham and doesn't deserve to take the rap.

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You tell him, sister. A thousand or so years later, it'll be a catch of fish and he will expect her to ready them for cooking.

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