Artist Creates Humorous Comics with Unexpected Twists (25 New Pics) Part 205/07/2022
Comics are a quick and easy way to laugh, and we are fortunate to have great artists from all around the world who steadily provide us with fresh and original humour. Mohamed El Mayati’s VeryCereals comics are definitely worth checking out.
Humorous Comics with Unexpected Twists
You’ll find everything you need to keep that smile on your face for the rest of the day: funny and witty life insights, likeable real-life types of scenarios with humorous twists, sweet and wholesome little stories, savage comics infused with gallows humor, geeky cartoons that pop culture fans and gamers will appreciate, and more random, but hilarious stuff.
The subject and style of the comics are difficult to categorise, but the artist’s inquisitiveness and creative explorations that provide us with unforeseen content twice a week are exactly what we need to keep us enthralled! I assure you that there is at least one comic in this gallery that everyone, regardless of your sense of humor, will enjoy.
VeryCereals began posting comics on Instagram over a year ago and now has over 10,000 followers. If you enjoy these comics, show your appreciation by following him for a daily laugh!
A popular website contacted the creative mind and great artist behind VeryCereals to learn more about his comics, and we are pleased to introduce Mayati exclusively through his own words. Although of Moroccan descent, Mayati was born and raised in Germany and is currently studying Computer Science, so we were curious about how he became interested in art and comics. It was a bumpy road, to say the least.
“Art was and still isn’t a big deal in my family.” However, it has become an important part of my life over the last 10 years. I think about it on a daily basis, just like I did about a crush I had in second grade. I was usually the one who was the worst at trying to draw. I even had to retake sixth grade because my art report card had a 6, which is the lowest grade in Germany. My older brothers used to draw characters from anime shows like Dragonball Z or Pokemon, and I was always impressed by how good they were.
My attempts were mediocre. That was probably my first and last encounter with art for several years.”
Years later, the animator returned to trying to draw with the intention of simply learning to draw.
“I had fun learning new skills. As the internet became more integrated into our daily lives, I was capable of drawing from a vast pool of information. I began learning card tricks, pen wobbling, how to solve a Rubik’s cube, and other unconvincing but rewarding activities until I realised I really wanted to learn to draw. There’s no other reason to learn that skill. So, like any other kid who wants to learn to draw, I went to YouTube and searched for anime tutorials.”
Mayati stated in an interview about his comic book ideas and inspirations:
“Because I don’t start creating them in a systematic way, my comics cover a wide range of topics. They are about things I find fascinating, about which I have an opinion, or about completely random events with a funny, some might say stupid (I do) twist to them. I’ll make a comic about an important or entertaining character every now and then. I wanted to have a more strict environment with side characters and possibly a set scope of topics for comics for a while, but it didn’t work out. That method would be beneficial for marketing purposes, but artists, am I correct, do not create for monetary gain?”
“I tried to keep it simple,” Mayati says of his personal style. “Earlier, I attempted ambitious drawings but was never able to finish any, which was frustrating. I began making these comics two years ago because I needed to relieve the pressure on myself and just have fun without having to worry too much about the art. Surprisingly, I feel like I’ve made much faster progress this way.”
The comics in VeryCereals may be about random events in life, and yet they all have one commonality that makes them enjoyable: humour.
“Because there are no rules in humour, I can say what I want, even if it is controversial or absurd. Nobody can be angry at humour because it can help people relax when they are stressed about certain issues.”
When asked what it means to him to make comics, he replied:
“It’s all about trying out new ideas and ways to share tales and set up jokes for me. I can try different styles because these comics are so short. I can make up new characters just to see how they act out in my head, and see how many different ways I can insert a joke, all while honing my drawing and demonstrating skills by simplifying the elements I need to put into each panel.”
According to Mayati, the most difficult aspect of creating comics is also the most rewarding:
“Overcoming the most difficult obstacle, as in many disciplines, is the most positive experience. The most difficult challenge for me is coming up with an idea that helps make even me laugh or be curious while I’m thinking it. Besides that, when I share these thoughts with my readers online and learn about their reactions. It’s also a lot of fun to draw silly faces.”
Mayati, a newish artist in the comics scene, stated that reaching 10,000 Instagram followers was his proudest moment thus far: “Somehow it validated that I can do this.” When asked how his work distinguishes itself from the crowd, he stated that every artist’s comics are exceptional and can distinguish themselves if treated seriously, but it is up to the readers to determine what makes the specific artwork unique.
“People, I believe, enjoy these comics and commonly blow hot air out their noses after reading one. She apparently burst out laughing. That made my day brighter. It’s encouraging to know that my work is appreciated.”
Mayati stated that he wishes to elicit various feelings and emotions in people depending on his mood: “More often than not it’s just a quick laugh, sometimes it’s a deep thought.”
In the face of so many possible scenarios and distractions, we asked the artist what keeps him focused and motivated to create comics: “I believe that my own artistic development is what keeps me going. These comics are only the beginning of what I intend to create. I’m having fun with it right now, but I’d like to begin producing and finishing larger illustrations.”
At Last Artist Said :
“Create comics. But, perhaps more notably, educate yourself. Dive into numerous subjects that interested me was extremely beneficial to my art. I could use new information to spark new ideas. Also, if you want to learn to draw great comics, I strongly advise you to first learn the fundamentals of drawing and then practise them daily with studies or small illustrations.”