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“When I started, I set myself a direction – a trajectory like a rocket in the sky. At the end I will blow up, but I don’t know where”
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With a wealth of resources available to us, sometimes we look for little nuggets of wisdom from the Internet or from the people around us. Comics aren’t usually a person’s first choice on life’s ponderings but there are definitely a few gems that can give you some insight and make you chuckle too.
Comic themed posters are especially great because you can hang them up on your wall as a reminder of a lesson that’s important to you. Here we’ve gathered 10 comic themed posters filled with life lessons. From comics that have to do with lessons on parenting to those about finding passion, why not display your train of thought in a different way?
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Charles M. Schulz is the man responsible for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip which features a famous dog that we’re all probably familiar with, Snoopy. Though he stopped creating them in 2000, this little poster becomes an adorable reminder of how we should always celebrate the little things. [Get it here]
The Zombie Office is actually a webcomic done by Jay Nolte and although the word zombie is probably enough to get you running in the opposite direction, this motivational poster on creativity is pretty spot on. And who doesn’t love a little bit of zombie humor right? [Get it here]
ZenPencils is one of the more inspirational webcomics out there and you’ve probably seen his stuff being shared around. This particular poster based on Confucious’ famous quote is a good reminder for all those who need a little bit of encouragement in their jobs. [Get it here]
There are many stages that a person goes through in life and becoming a parent is one of them. Grant Snider of Incidental Comics illustrates this perfectly in a comic that all parents and future parents would be able to relate to. [Get it here]
How could we do a collection and not include the lover of lasagna himself, Garfield? Jim Davis’ comic strips may seem quite simple at first glance but the witty dialogue and insight offered is one that is truly timeless. [Get it here]
This may seem like an odd choice but a lesson in spelling is definitely a life lesson. You wouldn’t want your potential date to turn you down over something as trivial as that, right? The Oatmeal webcomics has come up with this nifty little poster to help remind you of the right way to spell these common words. [Get it here]
A pretty poster that was originally inspired by another SMBC inspirational comic. This poster serves as a reminder about how short our life is and how we should aim to make whatever ‘lifetimes’ we have count. [Get it here]
A full on comic strip that you may have stumbled upon in the paper’s. This particular strip from Beetle Bailey touches upon the subject of disregarding everyone else’s opinion of you in a lighthearted manner. [Get it here]
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without a lesson on love, right? This is another meaningful one by ZenPencils, which is taken from a C.S. Lewis quote. If you feel like love may be a risky situation, this will help inspire you to take it. [Get it here]
Sometimes, the cool thing about comics is that you don’t need words for it to make sense. As depicted here, there’s something great about looking at things from a different perspective (or not looking as Calvin and Hobbes demonstrates here). A handy poster to help you stay calm and relaxed. [Get it here]
The folks behind the iconic Archie Andrews character are putting him in some extreme situations lately — after showing how Archie dies (saving his gay friend from a gunshot), the whole Archie gang is going to have a run-in with the Predator. As reported by USA Today, Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics are joining forces for a four-issue Archie Meets Predator miniseries, set to debut in the spring of 2015. Apparently, the basic plot is that the Archie gang will get targeted by the Predator while on vacation in Costa Rica.
Digital artist Adnan Ali has created a series of comic book and movie character haunting digital illustrations. This project is unique in the sense that it depicts the true dark nature of our beloved heroes. Not only Batman or Spiderman, Adnan’s artwork even touches on some cute Looney Toons characters as well as he dissects their evil side.
This type of art might might not attract those comic fans who simply love the heroic nature of their superheroes, but metaphorically this artwork describes the other, darker side of humans in general, and society as a whole. the whole series is eerily impressive.
Using Batman’s suit as his skin, now that is dark, and is simply my favourite. Which one is yours?
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