There are tons of new comic artists popping up each day, but throughout all that hustling and bustling, many forget about the old guard of the comic world. In some way, it's harder to maintain being a comic artist than to establish yourself as one. Life goes on, careers change, but the passion for comics must remain: not everyone can live by this motto. But there's a small amount people who do, and Torbjørn Lien (Chez Cuckoo) is one of those few. What's amazing is that he has been able to keep himself in the game for more than 20 years, and by the looks of it, he's not stopping any time soon.

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Why?
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1 month ago

Touche!

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Torbjørn told more about himself and his comics to Fashion Life. "The Norwegian Walt Disney comic magazine Donald Duck taught me how to read when I was 6 or something. I read comics all the time as a kid and started to make my own around 9 or 10, I guess. First for my friends, then for a local school paper, and as a 15-year-old I got a comic published every Saturday in the local newspaper in my hometown (Mosjøen in Norway). One or two years later, I had comics in print in a national comic magazine.

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Beta
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1 month ago

Hehehehehhehehe

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François Carré
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I can feel some Calvin spirit here.

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But that's just the surface of Torbjørn's relationship with comics; his influences run deeper than that. "As a creator of comic strips, I first was very inspired by Mort Walker's 'Beetle Bailey,' Dik Browne's 'Hägar the Horrible,' and Gordon Bess' 'Redeye.' All classical American cartoons. Then I discovered 'Calvin and Hobbes' by Bill Watterson, a comic I still think is the best comic strip ever made. That one taught me a lot about comic strips!

Also, when it comes to humor, Mad Magazine was very important to me. There I discovered artists like Sergio Aragonés and Don Martin, who both influenced my sense of humor in comics."

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Me Oh My
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1 month ago

That it is!

Ethan Lang
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Bethany Heller
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1 month ago

I honestly dislike this. Yeah there's misogyny and harassment and all that crud, but does that make payback right? Solving the problem should mean solving the problem, not giving problems to someone else.

Daria Z
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1 month ago

Exactly!

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Jessica N
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1 month ago

No. If we ever give up giggling at hotdogs it isnt a life worth living anymore

georgia layne
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1 month ago

If people would mind their own business we wouldn't have to worry about any of this.

Squ1dphant0m
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1 month ago

I don't understand

R Carson
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1 month ago

K

Ryan Deschanel
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"pay-back" ?

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ZAPanda
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1 month ago

HOW DARE YOU.

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ZAPanda
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1 month ago

For those who do not know scandinavian black metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXFniXCAUk0

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Beta
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1 month ago

You go dad!

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KJ
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1 month ago

Well played young one.

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Beta
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1 month ago

Oop-

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Nijlenna Rusty
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1 month ago

This definitely is the best way to propose for a marriage

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Beta
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1 month ago

Oh sure that’s what it’s about the BOAT

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Nijlenna Rusty
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1 month ago

Somehow this feel familiar

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yo_girl_allie
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1 month ago

Go off queen👏

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Demetri Bryant
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1 month ago

Love the "diesel/lipstick" distinction.

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Marissa Taylor
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1 month ago

yeahh more like she came in like a wrecking ball.... i'll um..go now

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Beta
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1 month ago

NNOOOOOOOOOO!

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R Carson
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1 month ago

Sensible

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Beta
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1 month ago

Well there’s a problem if she doesn’t even want wine

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konnar
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1 month ago

well you just have to compromise

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Chich
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1 month ago

everyone is a boomer to anyone younger

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Beta
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1 month ago

Yeah bid whoops

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Ryan Deschanel
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1 month ago

I don't get it.

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Strawberry Hellcat
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1 month ago

To be fair, he DOES look like a walking blank canvas.

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KJ
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1 month ago

Well recovered Greta.

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KJ
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1 month ago

A couple of weird kinks in this one.

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Raven DeathShade
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1 month ago

Aww, that was cute.

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Marissa Taylor
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1 month ago

yeahhhdude's lucky to still be alive honestly

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konnar
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1 month ago

ha wish this happend to me lol

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Beta
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1 month ago

911-

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theflyingcicero
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1 month ago

This one really got me laughing out loud!

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Dylan Bess
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1 month ago

Rip dress

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Beta
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1 month ago

Dang. That kid is difficult

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Jessica N
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1 month ago

Im dying. These are great

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Beta
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1 month ago

Wow. Seems fun 😑

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Beta
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1 month ago

I don’t get it

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Beta
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1 month ago

Even as a child I still decided that I’m never having kids ever

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

He was lucky that it wasn' t a Nokia....

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Beta
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1 month ago

Lol. Well my mom used to guilt trip me into doing stuff

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Stephanie Raymond
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1 month ago

Aw, Greta is so secure and trusting

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konnar
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1 month ago

eh he admitted they belonged to him lololol

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konnar
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1 month ago

yes you can not forget about the girl you came with and is sitting right next to you lol

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Dark Pearl
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1 month ago

... Is Balder my brother? His mum is so much like mine

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konnar
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1 month ago

dang those .4 seconds

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konnar
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ha i did this before lol

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Beta
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1 month ago

No I still wanna plaaaaayyyyyyyy!

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Mimi La Souris
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1 month ago

a snow racer that looks like a not snow racer :D

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Beta
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1 month ago

Instant karma!

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Quinn Carrigan
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1 month ago

Nope

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G M
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1 month ago

Never get too obsesed

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PixxelDust
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1 month ago

yes, many many ears

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Dark Pearl
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1 month ago

Christopher Frawley is a massive drain on society. Love is love, and kids should be taught this early on (except zoophilia and pedophilia. Crimes are not love)

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Cat_Snake_Ferret
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1 month ago

What’s the twist?

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Quinn Carrigan
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1 month ago

Karma

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Banana Queen
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1 month ago

Um, fish is meat. Lmao at how stupid he is

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R Carson
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K

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G M
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1 month ago

I bet he couldn't think about the consequences

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konnar
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1 month ago

well sucks for you lmao

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Nadja Lambacher
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1 month ago

The Dylan Lady.... I get it now.

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kitty_cnady
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1 month ago

Oh so it belonged to her that "snow racer ".

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Bob Cakin
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Not sure why you guys downvoted Konnar here... high heels just objectively suck and we should normalize not having to wear them even for more formal events. If you want to wear them, that's fine, but women should have the option not to wear them without being judged.

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Deni Castro
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1 month ago

Whom?

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Stelmarie Le Roux
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1 month ago

Oh now it makes sense lol

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Evangeline Johnson
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i don't get it

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konnar
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1 month ago

well i would still eat it

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konnar
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1 month ago

oooof

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G M
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As we see here being addicted to wine is a huge drawback

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