Dylan Duncan is the artist behind these hilarious cartoons and comics that bring objects to life through his wit and sense of humor that will crack you up in laughter. He’s been drawing cartoons and comics books since he was a little kid. He still has all his old drawings and designs, which he looks back from time to time. Even though he started creating comics and cartoons at a very young age, he started getting more serious in 2005. Now he shares his work on Instagram where he counts 49.9k followers who like his work.
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Earthwonders reached out to his to ask him more about his work. ” I was really inspired by the online comic artist Natalie Dee at the time. Her work was very simple but always had the best, most hilarious writing! I also read a lot of Calvin and Hobbes growing up and Garfield comics, as well, so I was heavily influenced in story telling in this format a long time ago. I went to art school so I was introduced to a lot of different styles and mediums and so my own has kind of evolved over the years. In 2018 I decided to move everything over to Instagram (The Daily Dunc started out as a blog and then went to Facebook a little while after that), and made it my goal to post every single day for a year. I did, and successfully built up a pretty strong audience! It’s been a lot of fun!
As the artist explained his influence by Natalie Dee, he got inspired by her to take objects and add comments and funny dialogue. “Our styles and approaches are quite different but I can safely say I was inspired by her work! I also sometimes use character versions of myself in my scenes, often touching upon my own internal issues like anxiety or fear while always striving to turn those negative thoughts into something funny and relatable. All the while, I am incorporating characterizations of household objects, food, and animals to just make it all more fun.”
Duncan even told us about his working process. He draws on his iPad Pro using a program called procreate. ” It used to be that I would draw my comics with a mouse in Photoshop which proved to be quite difficult for clean lines. I moved on at one point to using a Wacom tablet which helped a lot but it was an absolute game-changer when I started to use a tablet and could draw right on the screen. For multi-panel comics, I will sometimes draw out the entire storyboard to get a solid feel and understanding of where I’m going with the drawing progression and punchline. Sometimes I just go right into the drawing using the pen and paint tools without a pencil drawing planned out first. It just depends on how complex and detailed I want to get. Sometimes time doesn’t allow for it and I just have to go for it and see what happens,” explained the artist for Earthwonders.
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