If there were fifty shades of darkness in comics, these would be next-level dark. French art director and comic artist Rémi Lascault has been shaking the online world with his very dark jokes since 2017 and 60.4K followers on Instagram can't get enough. Lascault's four-panel comics don't need any dialogue to put the unexpected grim twist at the end that will probably make you feel a little bad for laughing. The artist describes his style as "rough," and says that the most challenging part is "coming up with the right stupid joke and twisting it in a not-so-stupid way." As a result, we get witty comics that seem normal in the first two panels and quickly go to absurd, weird, and somewhat creepy places.

These comics were designed especially for people with dark humor, so consume at your own risk! And if it's not dark enough for you, check out more of the artist's ideas in his three previous posts on Bored Panda here, here, and here.

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Everydayhuman83
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7 months ago

1 upvote = save the guy

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Bored Panda reached out to Rémi Lascault to find out more about what's going on in his mind. So let's start from the very beginning...

"I started drawing comics when I was a kid. But then I left this a bit aside because my work took a lot of time. Then, after a few years of working, I was a bit bored in my work, so at lunchtime, I started drawing little comic strips that I started to share on Instagram and I got good feedback, so I continued!" said the artist.

Drawing comics still doesn't pay the bills, so Lascault is a freelance art director in advertising.

"I’ve learnt a lot by doing advertising, like how to tell a story very fast or how to twist an idea to make it more unexpected. I’m also working on a movie project I have, that’s my next goal!"

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Everydayhuman83
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7 months ago

whatever works :))

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Everydayhuman83
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7 months ago

Jesus Help STOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPp

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We asked Lascault where he draws inspiration for his comics from: "I can be inspired by anything, a detail, an object I see when I take a walk, a conversation... Inspiration is a weird thing, it seems to come and go as it wishes! In terms of artists, I've been inspired a lot by Joan Cornellà or Gudim. But I'm also inspired by all the comic artists from whom I've read comics since I was a kid."

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shonie
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7 months ago

ew?

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Everydayhuman83
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7 months ago

OK THEN

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"My comics are mostly stupid. But they can have a deeper feeling to them sometimes too. But whatever the idea I get, I try to have an interesting and unexpected twist to it. It can seem absurd at first, but it always has a kind of logical feel to it," Lascault described his comics.

He said that the most challenging thing about creating comics is finding a good idea and the most rewarding is when "you show it and feel that it is a good one."

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Everydayhuman83
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7 months ago

Cursed Very Cursed

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Malek Basata
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7 months ago

and she left the one under the pillow

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Lascault looks for ideas that will make people laugh rather than expressing his personal opinions and his weapon of choice is dark humor.

"Dark humor, and humor in general, is a way to be able to laugh about many things. We live and die in a world where we can't control many things, but we can at least laugh, and that's a good way to be happy!"

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Ms.M.
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7 months ago

WAIT! There's a picture of Simon's Cat in the 3rd frame! Also: ew

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Everydayhuman83
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7 months ago

GOD NO PLEASE NO

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This kind of humor is not for everyone, but 60.4k Instagram followers show that it's more common than you'd expect.

"People react generally pretty well to my comics, so I'm really happy about that. And it keeps me going. Yes, sometimes I get some negative criticism. Most of the time it's trolls, or sometimes it's just a matter of not liking my idea or my style, but you can't please everyone. And very few times, some people take the joke personally and feel hurt, then I answer them and explain that I joke about anything if the joke seems good to me, and it has nothing to do with them. And in general, they get it. Also, it happens that I remove a comic when I'm not sure it's good, or if I see that people don't get it at all."

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Lorelai Purvis
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7 months ago

wait... what?

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Everydayhuman83
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7 months ago

no no no no no no no poor child

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Lascault said that the proudest moment of his career so far was the publishing of his first comic book called "lorem ipsum dolor," which was his childhood dream come true.

"Antoine, a friend of mine, introduced my work to an independent publisher he was working with in France, « editions lapin », and they liked my work, so they contacted me and we started working on the book. I had to redraw every single one of my comic strips for the book as most of them were drawn really quickly, and I wanted them to look better. It was a bit complicated as it was out just before the lockdown where all bookstores were closed in France, but it still managed to sell a bit!"

Lascault said that the second book is on the way and there are some ideas for the future as well: "I have some other comic book ideas I’m planning to work on, and I plan to continue doing my comic strips as long as people enjoy them!"

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Malek Basata
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7 months ago

daddy?...is that you?

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shonie
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7 months ago

fair, we throw theyre body parts why not i say

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Since the pandemic struck the world, many comic artists have taken that as inspiration and included common struggles in their content; however, Lascault isn't one of them.

"The pandemic didn't change a lot of things in my work. I did not really want to talk about it in my comics, as we are hearing about it everywhere, all the time. But it made me want to make people laugh even more. The darker the days, the more (dark) jokes you need!"

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Malek Basata
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7 months ago (edited)

omfg the b00b$

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Raven Sheridan
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7 months ago

Things are about to get FREAKY!

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Lastly, here's a precious piece of advice from Lascault to upcoming artists: "Fail, and try again, until you succeed. Because that's how you learn and do the best things."

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Raven Sheridan
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7 months ago

Soooo....does that mean he reached Nirvana?

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Raven Sheridan
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7 months ago

Tetris!!!!

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Malek Basata
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7 months ago

the safest way to hide ur keys

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Everydayhuman83
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7 months ago

this is fine

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Everydayhuman83
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7 months ago

ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ok

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Malek Basata
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7 months ago

wow so dirty

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Everydayhuman83
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7 months ago

how did you even... nevermind

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Malek Basata
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7 months ago

my brain has left the server

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Malek Basata
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7 months ago

thats why you must not test lipstick on your hand

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Malek Basata
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7 months ago

im the rocketfeet

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Jackson Floof
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7 months ago

Well..

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Demon Deadly Dragon
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7 months ago

Leaf hit the ground to hard

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Sue Simmons
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7 months ago

Cried his eyes out.

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