We've all got our own unique ways of dealing with these trying times of the ongoing global health crisis. Some have turned to baking, started doing yoga, decided to finally write a book, while some might have begun crafting a time machine in hopes of going back and saving the world. The list goes on. The artist Leighton Luckey is no exception. In light of the global pandemic, they were looking for a way to express themselves artistically and landed on... drawing comics! And that's how Trying Times Comics were brought to life.

With that being said, Bored Panda invites you to look through some of our favorite comics from Trying Times Comics' Instagram profile. Besides, we had a chance to talk to Leighton and ask them a few interesting questions, so make sure to look for their their answers down below. As always, make sure to vote for your favorite ones and don't forget to leave a comment.

More info: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | tryingtimescomics.com

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me PERIOD

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"My name is Leighton Luckey. I grew up as a frequent doodler and enjoyed drawing more than taking notes in class. I took whatever artistic capabilities I developed from that time into university and focused on a degree in video game design, enjoying the merging of art and technology, before later transitioning to the field of user experience," the artist behind Trying Times Comics shared with us.

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Ammie Gunter
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I feel bad for this kid, LETS LET HIM FEEL LOVED UPVOTESSSS!!!!

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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Rawr.

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"While in my day-to-day job, I'm able to flex my artistic skills from time to time, sometime mid-pandemic I was looking for a little more artistic expression and a little more connection to the outside world, so I decided to start drawing comics," Leighton told Bored Panda.

When asked how they'd describe Trying Times Comics to someone who isn't familiar with it, the artist said this: "Trying Times Comics is about nerd life, relationships, and these trying times. That's kinda the tagline I'm going with at least. But more specifically it's about my personal interests, conversations/situations I have with my wife and friends (and cat), and whatever else is going on around me."

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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dang, thats harsh but funny.

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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S**t Shot!

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Hailey Mabry
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stawp that you dirty dawg

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"I am by no means a great artist and I developed the comics style around this," the artist shared with us. "I told myself to make it simple, make it easy enough to draw that you'll keep doing it, and just focus on making jokes within my artistic and stylistic limitations. I think in creative spaces, limitations always improve the work."

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heh-

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Eric
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1 week ago

Security, we have a problem...

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1 week ago

also me

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Deziree Mccullough
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1 week ago

see it fom a different pov

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We were curious to find out more about about Leighton's creative process. "It's really just based on whatever is happening in my life at the time," the artist told us. "Am I watching the Mandalorian? Mandalorian comic. Have I been playing an uncomfortable amount of CIV6? CIV6 comic. Did my wife say something funny to me? Boom, comic."

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*me*
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Ha

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 week ago

I WANT STICKERRRRS!

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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the guys mask isnt even on xD

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"These ideas all get thrown into a list on my phone and if I reread it in a few days and think it's still funny, I'll go for it. A lot of times it's either not that funny or I have no idea what it means. The first one on the list just says, 'hot dog, hot diggity, get-along little doggy.' No idea what I was supposed to do with that. Maybe one day," Leighton added.

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Sum Guy
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I once left the bed and slept on the couch, she started complaining, I showed her a picture of how she was sleeping

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Draco Malfoy
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i have a few words for 2020...

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Currently, there are 90 amusing comics on Trying Times Comics' Instagram page, touching a broad variety of topics. As of now, the account has almost 3,500 followers.

If you'd like to check out more of Leighton's works, you can visit their webpage, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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Ryan Deschanel
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Noooo! Not Resetti!

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Sum Guy
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Cat's are just photogenic

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Malek Basata
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water was always a solution

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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I sometimes do that except in the opposite way, im weird.

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Deziree Mccullough
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like any one listens including me

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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That's what always happens! *later during that mission...* "Dank Farik I have to piss! WHERES THE BATHROOM OR ELSE..." *pulls out thermal imploder*

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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SCREEE!

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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Chonky lump!

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I just learned something new.

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JennyBee
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yes sir I appreciate ur consideration

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Hadesdaughter
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me

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Deziree Mccullough
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I AM NOW MOTIVATED

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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I do that all the time...

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OLIVIA NORMAND
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lol

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Shadow4523
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SURPRISE MOTHER $3@*

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Deziree Mccullough
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oh the capitalsm

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Ryan Deschanel
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What? I don't know.

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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jeez, he essentially killed a man, right?(or got him killed)

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Paul Budhram
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covid

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Deziree Mccullough
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sad

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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that things about to get "sleighed" if ya get the pun :D

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 week ago

ummm, 911? ANYONE!?!

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Ezra The Pan
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I like ya cut g

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