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22 Candy Heart Comics That Perfectly Illustrate The Feelings We Tend To Hide

Published 3 months ago

Feelings tend to be quite hard to express – maybe that’s why we often end up keeping them to ourselves. What if there was a way to express them easily, like say have them written across your chest? Artist Tommy Siegel tried to illustrate this by creating a series of honest candy heart comics that reveal the feelings most of us tend to hide.

In an interview with Bored Panda, the artist said that apart from some drawing lessons he had in elementary school, he’s completely self-taught. “I kinda put drawing on hold for a couple of decades while I was focusing on music, but returned to cartooning recently,” said Tommy. “My drawing skills increased dramatically in the last couple of years. A few weeks ago, I completed a challenge to draw a comic every day for 500 days! It was… an insane thing to do and incredibly difficult, but it definitely helped me develop a voice and challenged me to become a better artist.”

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“I drew a comic for Valentine’s Day with candy hearts on a movie date. I noticed it really seemed to resonate with people and realized that the idea of candy hearts having their inner monologues printed on them was a great setup to try again,” explained the artist how the series started. “Sometimes they’re just light and funny, but my favorites are the ones that get at something deeper about human emotions.”

“I don’t think of them as being unromantic, personally. I just think it’s a good format to draw attention to people’s inner lives, which are often in contrast to the way they appear from the outside,” added Tommy.

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The candy hearts in the series started as a part of his 500-day challenge. Apart from the hearts, the artist joked that he likes to draw a lot of butts: “So I guess I would describe my current style as “lots of butts and sometimes candy hearts.”

Check out some of Tommy’s comics in the gallery below!

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One day this guy just kind of figured "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending around the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness, so if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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