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It's time to kick off this week with some quality content—in particular, single-panel cartoons by Brendan Loper. This is the first time we’re featuring this artist from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Bored Panda.

We got a chance to talk to the illustrator and find out more about his work and himself. Brendan shared with us: “I think my biggest inspiration is human nature. Just seeing humans doing the same stupid things over and over forever. I love drawing historical parallels but sometimes I can’t help but want to scream at mankind ‘Stop hitting yourself.’”

Scroll down to see a selection of cartoons we prepared for you today, and to read our full interview with the artist.

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Brendan Loper told us how he first got into art: “I’ve had a circuitous route to comics. As a shy kid, it was my preferred mode of communication, with a few pen marks I could make something silly or satirize my math teacher. Eventually, I went to art school and became real serious and less funny. I studied painting and made some serious paintings. I moved to New York and worked at a gallery. Everything was so serious and important. Then on November 7th, 2012, I found myself doodling at work. The following day, I continued doodling at work. I couldn’t stop. Soon my job performance lagged and the doodles became so large they completely obscured whatever it was my boss wanted me to do. Occasionally I wrote a caption underneath. And that was that. I was back making comics.”

Asked how often he creates his cartoons, Brendan answered: “I draw and write every day. It can get to the point where I will ignore almost everything else. I am so good at falling in love with an amusing idea, especially if it is stupid.”

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my dog is very good at quickly picking up anything i drop in the kitchen he comes running if he hears a "splat" if he is not already sitting in the kitchen doorway

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We were curious how it feels to know that there are more than 48k people following the artist’s social media account to be up to date with all the new cartoons shared over there. Loper said: “Even though I have a pessimistic outlook on mankind, it is always such a pleasure to connect with people about comics on Instagram. I am constantly in awe of how naturally funny people are.”

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They might value your contributions, but you'll probably have to die first.

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Lastly, since it’s Brendan's debut on Bored Panda, we wanted him to tell us some facts about himself. The artist shared with us: “I live in Paris, France, other things I do, take French language courses, since starting cartooning I needed a new hobby so I play the guitar now, oh, and I work on screenplays, so if you know an agent. Lastly, I eat bread and try my best to answer the questionnaires.”

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

idolizing a politician is like thinking that that stripper really likes you

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can hear them. I’m 90% sure they’re speaking English. But without the subtitles I cannot understand a word they’re saying.

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

From what I've heard that's pretty much the truth. Kings commissioned a painting of someone they were interested in, and hoped that the painter didn't over-flatter the subject.

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"You've got a nice office here. It would be a shame if something happened to it!"

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lisa if I take this thing out and you're not on it you'll regret it maybe not today maybe not tomorrow but soon and for the rest of your life..peter Griffin

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