24-year-old artist Ariane, of Paris, France, is as funny as they get. Don’t believe us? Check out some of her hilarious comics, published under the name ari_stocrate.
The plant-based eater first started drawing in childhood. As a teenager, she discovered a love for digital comics. She told Bored Panda: “I experimented in high school, but it was really bad. I really got into it last year and even more in last November when I discovered digital drawing which upped my game instantly.”
”I get my ideas from small Peruvians I keep in my basement who work day and night to find the best jokes… and also real life. My all-time inspiration is Garfield of course!” she continued.
The artist prefers to draw the comics digitally. Said Ariane, “All digital baby! Way better than paper. I hate paper. My home is paper free. And also pepper free. That last statement is false. I love pepper. What was the question again?”
As you’ll notice below, many of her comics feature her beloved cat, Jasper. “My cat Jasper comes from the planet Cathar where he was discovered to be force sensitive,” Ariane joked. ”But the empire declared him too powerful and put a bounty on his head, which is why he had to exile to planet Earth, he loves it here but he misses death sticks a bit.”
Ariane also encourages other people to try drawing comics.
“The best thing is anyone can do it, you don’t have to be Michael-Angelo to draw comic strips, the important part is the joke, not the art per se. The worst thing is some people don’t understand the minimalistic approach in comic strips for the joke to work and will criticize the art as if you were drawing a graphic novel. But trust me, drastic changes of angles and poses with too much-added details spoils the comedy timing and you end up with a weird unfunny chimera between two genres. I’ve seen this, I’ve done this, you don’t want this.”
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