With the world already being a crazy place and then you add onto that the current pandemic. This takes the craziness meter up several notches so there is never a shortage of comics books inspired by everyday situations and people.
California based artist Yanni Davros aka Prolific Pen Comics creates these funny little comic strips based on everyday life.
Yanni says “I started by drawing aeroplanes and then got interested in painting and comics as a teenager. I was lucky enough to have supportive parents and I went to art school at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where I learned about art history and majored in sequential art.”
“My social circles are best because they are unique to my own experiences and give my work a genuine voice. I’m also pretty influenced by some of the absurdist comedy that was pretty popular in film and television in the ’80s and ’90s when I was growing up. It seems like more realistic, relatable comedy has grown in popularity since, so I try and pepper in a little of that too, but I would say my core comedy style is absurd and goofy. My art style, on the other hand, is influenced by newspaper comic strips like Peanuts, and Calvin and Hobbes.”
In the comic book series, there are four main characters and these are – Olive, Teal, Fuchsia, and Violet, as he names all his characters after colours. “They are millennials with very different personalities and all trying to stumble their way through life. I also have a growing cast of supporting characters from various other age groups like kids, seniors, and parents, so I can lampoon a wider array of people and generations. I also love animal characters, especially bugs. My favourite is Rolly Polly, a socially shy pill-bug, which was also a fan favourite. He got popular enough for me to spin off into a side comic called ‘Under a Rock’ last year. I had to take a break from writing that one but I hope to return to it someday.”
If you like your comics funny with a twist-ending then look no further.
You can see more at Prolific Pen Comics and Instagram.