Dry Humor, Sarcasm, And Absurdity Blended Together In Funny Comics By Steve Nelson (20 Pics)
When good artwork is combined with fresh humor, it doesn’t fail to amuse people. Suppose a standup comedian turns into a graphic designer, what would be the result? Steve Nelson, aka Snelse, has answered this question by combining his passion for comedy with art.
This comedian-turned-illustrator creates witty comics to entertain people every day. His illustrations range from colorful to black-and-white and text-based to picture-only jokes, and they all contain an element of humor. As he mentions in an interview with Bored panda, “I would describe my style as simple, cartoony, and crude, I guess. And for my humor—dry and sarcastic jokes with a hint of the absurd.”
Scroll below to check out 20 hilarious illustrations created by Snelse.
#1 Take A Picture
#2 Construction Error
#3 We All Do It
#4 The Mole Tavern
In the interview with Bored Panda, Snelse explains his work process- “I cover anything and everything. I’ve always written one-liners and my drawings are no different—they’re all non-sequiturs. So it all depends on what I’m most excited to draw or how I’m feeling at the time, so it may be a silly cartoon-like knight getting stuck to a magnet or a more arty illustration of punching a hole in the wall.”
#8 When I Tell People I’m Here For Them
“The main goal of my illustrations is to make people laugh. And money. I’ve been writing comedy since I was 16 years old, starting as a stand-up comedian then moving on to writing for radio and TV until I eventually got my own comedy series on Audible (called The Temp).” Snelse explained his inclination towards comedy in the interview with Bored Panda.
#9 Shopping Baskets
#10 American Army Knife
#11 Occupational Hazard
#13 Sheep Straighteners
#14 Brave Knights On The Magnetic Fields
#15 Dead Sentence
#16 Panda Jam
#18 Which Wire?
Snelse also explained in the interview how the pandemic has changed his dedication towards illustration- “Although I started up drawing a few years ago, it was when the pandemic hit that I really got stuck into it as I had all this spare time to finally focus and figure out what I wanted to do. I won’t ever stop doing it now, I love drawing and want my work to reach as many people as possible.”
#19 Shadow Fed Up
#20 Blew It