Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual, so like everyone else, I am just out here making it up as I go. I create relatable comics about my life as a 30-something bear. Whether it’s me being tired of being an adult, or spilling food on my pants, we have all been there.

Sharing my comics is my way of connecting with others out there who have also been left unsupervised for too long.

More info: bearlyrelatable.com | Instagram | twitter.com

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APL
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1 week ago

Me

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One of my biggest influences on my style was growing up with the cartoons of the ’90s. Everything I watched seemed to have animals as the main characters. Whether it was the Ninja Turtles or the animated Disney movie Robin Hood. I was all about it as a kid, and am still all about it now as an adult.

In case you are wondering, the actual process of making the comic takes me a couple of hours. Getting the wording right is the hardest part for me. I often try out different variations, and will often change something last minute before I post the comic.

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best turtle
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3 days ago (edited)

the ritual must be done! no excuses

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 days ago

Yeah this is big brain time

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Most of my ideas come directly from things that are happening in my life. The rest of the ideas tend to come when watching TV or scrolling through social media. If something sparks me as being relatable, I jot down the idea to see if I can’t make it into a comic later.

I have felt burnt out several times over the years when doing creative work. This usually happens when I am working on something I am not passionate about or have taken on trying to do too much. I thankfully haven’t had to deal with any burnout yet with my comic.

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Asta453
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4 days ago

I know the feeling. I just had a dream about something school related last night and graduated 13 years ago.

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Adam L
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3 days ago

What's a serving size.......

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I have gotten a lot of positive responses when people see my comics. They often tell me how cute the bear is and then they will tell me which comic or comics they related to the most. I am often surprised as to the comics people choose as their favorites.

As soon as I came up with the idea for my comic, I knew I would share it on social media. The whole concept of the comic is about being relatable, and there is no way to know if I am being relatable to others if no one else is seeing it.

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Aurum Wuraola
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4 days ago

😊😊😊😊😊😊

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 days ago

Yeah I totally agree

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My favorite part of creating my comic is the inking process. At this stage, everything has been mostly worked out in a way I like and I am able to draw without doing much if any thinking. I often listen to music or podcasts while I work, but during this phase, everything goes away and I am in my happy place.

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Thushari Seneviratne
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4 days ago

Can realate

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Chaotic-Pansexual (she/they)
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3 days ago

You do it in one trip or you don’t do it!

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My journey as a digital artist started with me trying to do a little bit of everything. Photography, illustration, typography, graphic design, and even making videos. I knew I wanted to create but wasn’t sure exactly what to make so I made it all. Slowly, I was able to figure out what I really loved the most was drawing and telling stories, and comics was the perfect solution.

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Lily Cowart
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3 days ago

SO RELATABLE. then you practice re-argueing with that person

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kristina law
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4 days ago

Every time

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 days ago

Yeah but also there are downsides to being a kid

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Paul V Fleming
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3 days ago

relateable.

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Zion joy heperi
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4 days ago

Yep

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 days ago

And then there's filters

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 days ago

But I'm asthmatic

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Zoe Archer
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4 days ago

Haha me when bf tells me he bought Chinese and I have to wait for ever.😂

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Kayhan Almir
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3 days ago

Totally feel that, you'll know the road so well that it'll end up feeling like second nature for the trip to feel quick.

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Aurum Wuraola
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4 days ago

Highly relatable

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 days ago

We have been trying to reach you about your cars extended warranty

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best turtle
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3 days ago

friday

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Paul V Fleming
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3 days ago

yep.

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 days ago

CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG

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Zoe Archer
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4 days ago

Me every other weekend

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 days ago (edited)

5 min according to me

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 days ago

But that satisfaction when you beat it

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Sad Panda
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3 days ago

When I get home and immediately take off my bra.

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 days ago

Litterally

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Adam L
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3 days ago

If a bear dances in the Woods, can anyone else hear the sick beats?

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Adam L
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3 days ago

I've had a book series like this. Read through a trilogy only to find the ending was horrendous. Can't remember the name of it but it was about a guy born without magic living in a world full of it and he had to fake his way through or he'd be imprisoned or killed because of a prophecy. Not going to spoil the ending, but it was awful.

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iStandForUkraine
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4 days ago

Never experienced this. I always hate photos of me

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Chloe
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3 days ago

Legends in kung Fu may catch flies, but only legends.

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Zoe Archer
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4 days ago

Hahha have felt this before

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Giles McArdell
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4 days ago

Forget the wine glass, better to just use the straw.

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AIDEN PERSAUD
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2 days ago

Both are right

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ImALilMintyCandy
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3 days ago

self-love 🤗

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Giles McArdell
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4 days ago

It'll probably still work, Research has shown that the placebo effect still works even when you know you're taking a placebo (effect is weaker though).

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Adam L
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2 days ago

But the whiplash is the best part.....

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Oscar Joseph Ben-Ary
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4 days ago

Me on the black concrete at my local pool in summer

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Sanvi Naik
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3 days ago

Did anyone see he/she was like 2 steps from the starting line

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