Some things aren’t a laughing matter.
But however serious they might be, making a joke out of it doesn’t really hurt anyone. We live in a time when any little thing can offend people and many get triggered quite easily. That is why it is paramount that we talk about several of the issues we face today without stepping on each other’s toes. From women not have complete agency of their body to men not being able to express their emotion without being labeled a crybaby, there are a lot of things that need to change.
This is where the artist Domien Delforge comes in. They have illustrations about toxic masculinity, gender stereotypes, issues related to women with a bit of politics sprinkled in. Not everyone will agree with their viewpoint but it is necessary that we start discussions about these problems rather than hiding away from them. And we have gathered some of the best comics that perfectly represent today’s world.
#1 Being pro anything doesn’t mean you are against the other party.
My favorite part is when an image I have in my head is created almost identical. The hardest part is not being able to make an image as good as it is in my head. I don’t specifically like the drawing part, I like seeing an image being made. That’s why I also like printmaking. I love silkscreen printing: an entire day of making blank pages into art is extremely satisfying. In general, I like creating content on the verge of what is socially acceptable. Making images that are taboo is fun. Finding the line between what is acceptable and what some people consider to be rude or wrong.
#2 He might need a mirror for himself.
#3 And yet she married him.
#4 Being all healthy is well and good but shaming others is not okay.
#5 We should never judge someone’s love.
#6 And crying is perfectly okay regardless of gender.
Almost everything that is happening around me. During the day, I work for a bank, something most people consider to be rather boring. It is a fact that working for a bank means following a lot of rules and regulations. I always think that following these rules during the day frees my mind so I can create them at night. Making illustrations, there are no rules and everything is possible.
#7 You can never make everyone happy no matter what you do.
#8 Not wearing a mask over your nose is the epitome of stupidity.
#9 Words to live by.
#10 Technically, this is very true.
#11 Some men have been conditioned to think one is hot while the other is disgusting.
#12 I would have to agree with that.
#13 I don’t think I am ever going to forget about the planets now.
#14 Every type of body is perfect in its own unique way.
I was always interested in art, especially pop art. We had a huge Lichtenstein print at home when I was a kid, it always fascinated me. My wife has been making illustrations for a longer time, so we had everything in our home to make them (computer, Wacom tablet, software, …) A few years ago I was bored at home and started playing with it. After a few months, I started an Instagram page to share it and that was about the start of it all.
#15 He deserves a pie in the face for that.
#16 He looks eerily similar to an a**hole we all know.
#17 Just hide the warnings and you’ll never have to deal with it again.
#18 I have no idea what gave it away.
#19 He is clearly loving it.
#20 The alcoholic doesn’t care about any of the semantics.
#21 I can finally see all the alphabets!
#22 He is probably looking at a donkey off-screen.
#23 The child looks quite old to be just one month old.
#24 I suppose we now have to learn to smile with our eyes.
I like to find the balance between happy and playful colors, sending a message that can be political activism or just dirty-minded. Spreading a message in a playful way makes you able to reach a wider crowd. Also: I’m not the best illustrator ever, so my style also represents the lack of pure illustrative talent.
#25 Different strokes for different people.
#26 Things are going to get sweaty.
#27 I have never seen such great finger skills in my life.
#28 Happens to the best of us.
#29 Which Britney are we talking about here?
My father always said: a dirty mind is a joy forever. I love that. But in general: it is about the importance of humor and being able to laugh with practically everything. Making jokes is important to bring messages with a more serious tone to a wide public. And laughing with everything is important to fight censorship because censorship these days is a global enemy to a lot of people.
#30 At least he looks like he is having fun.
Sometimes out of anger if something comes up in the news, sometimes an image just appears in my head. Happens a lot just before I go to sleep, laying down in my bed. I always send an e-mail to myself at that time so I don’t forget it. Happens a lot that I wake up in the morning and 5 random e-mails with random words show up in my inbox. I then try to re-make the image in my head.
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