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30 Painfully Relatable Comics About Family Life That Are So Bad, They’re Hilarious

Published 2 weeks ago

James Breakwell is a comic artist who proves you don’t need amazing art skills to get your point across. This father of four girls creates a comic series about family life called Unbelievably Bad Webcomic and every parent will find it painfully relatable.

“I’m a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls, ages nine and under,” said the artist in an interview with Bored Panda. James says he has no artistic background whatsoever and the look of his comic is inspired by stick figurines on the doors of public restrooms. “I can’t draw at all, but I try to be consistently bad in the same ways every day. That way it looks like a deliberate stylistic choice rather than just me being awful,” jokes the artist.

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James’ comics follow the daily adventures of a dad, mom, four daughters, and two pet pigs. “They’re like my tweets, but in panel form,” says the artist.

“My kids are the starting point for almost all of my jokes. Even if they don’t literally ride wolves or launch each other from catapults. At least I hope they don’t. I haven’t checked on them in a while,” says James. “Everybody’s kids are weird, and my comics celebrate that. Anyone who says they have normal children is lying.”

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The artist started the comics so he could tell the jokes he normally couldn’t tell on Twitter. He says comics let him be “a little more out there”. “I can draw my kids with flamethrowers without anyone reporting me to CPS,” jokes James. “Plus, in the comics my kids never get older. With my Twitter jokes, I have to keep updating their ages, and eventually they’ll be adults. But in my comics, they’ll be young forever. That way I can keep telling kid jokes. My children are going to put me in a terrible nursing home.”

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Apart from creating comics, James is also a writer and has published two books titled Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and Bare Minimum Parenting: The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your ChildHe also has another book coming, titled How to Save Your Child From Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else That Might Happen On An Average Tuesday – you can find more info about it out here.

See more of James’ comics in the gallery below and be sure to check out his other webcomic series called Unfridgeworthy, and Wombat Dojo!

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Aušrys Uptas

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. Something that always peeks his interests is old technology, 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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