My 30 Comics “Never Been Deader” Infused With Relatable Humorous Darkness
In addition to creating relatable skeleton artwork, I also run this daily comic which follows Lifeless Carl as he reluctantly navigates the afterlife. He deals with the typical struggles like work, mental health, and just trying to exist, or not.
I have always loved and wanted to create a comic, and this idea came from a first, single drawing of Carl. His personification of my funnier quirks made him the perfect relatable creation from which to launch a comic strip.
Carl’s morbid yet relatable sense of humor makes him the perfect balance for dark comedy. I do my best to keep my jokes light with sarcasm while still delving into the more taboo, sinister inner monologues of everyday people and ideas which are often thought of but rarely voiced.
The biggest challenge I face when creating this comic is ensuring that while infusing my humor, I am also making something that is relatable. I accomplish this by rewriting jokes to the point where I feel they will best put a little humorous darkness in my readers’ days.
I hope that readers enjoy my dark humor that spills from every strip and that they can find comfort and solace in the relatability of Carl’s daily struggles.