Anton Gudim, a Russian artist, has returned to Bored Panda after only a year! We’d like to offer more of his snarky comics from the “YES, BUT” series in today’s piece. Anton is a master of sarcasm, absurdity, and black humour. His illustrations wonderfully depict the absurdity of our culture and poke fun at something we take for granted.
Anton Gudim is most known for the oddball short panelled comics he posts on Instagram, where he has over a million followers. His newest endeavour, “YES, BUT,” is similar in topic but distinct in form, as Anton only releases two-panel comics here, unlike in his prior works.But don’t let yourself get duped! These comics are no less influential because they are shorter. The images cover a wide range of issues, including consumerism, human behaviour, environment, and many others. Anton explores modern society through the lenses of humour and irony.
For as long as he can remember, Anton Gudim has been drawing. His profession, on the other hand, has nothing to do with art or has very little to do with it. Since he had a talent for mathematics, the artist graduated from a technical university and began working as an engineer. Anton had a couple different occupations over his career, but he always felt like something was missing. He recognised then that he wanted to go back to drawing, but “with a more defined viewpoint.”
Anton’s thoughts are based on his observations of ordinary life. As the artist has stated in earlier interviews, he has trained himself to notice things and to be on the lookout for new ideas. Anton sees the world through the prism of his crazy surrealistic style, which he has developed. “This is how you get rid of boredom: see something fresh in your usual surroundings.”
“I’m not deliberately doing anything.” I’m not going on a’safari’ to observe people in their natural surroundings with a camera. I simply live my life, which includes both daily activities and social media. I started noticing examples of this format as soon as I started the ‘YES, BUT’ project.