Poppy seeds stuck in the teeth, our morning shower routine and what we actually think there, petting dogs, giving your name at Starbucks just to get a terrible misspelling are some of the themes in the wholesome universe of animation by Yoyoha. The 48-year-old artist from Columbus, Ohio, whose real name is Josh Hara and works as a creative director for a technology company, has been drawing since kindergarten and possibly before. His father was an artist and Josh never thought there was any reason to stop.
Below, here are a few of his genius, heart-wrenching, and laughable cartoons and story where Bored Panda connects with Josh to pick his brain up a little bit about life and painting. You can vote for your loved ones and let us know what you think!
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Josh’s creative world is full of quirky characters that are actually based directly on his own life experience. “I did a cartoon about a poppy seed stuck between some teeth because I had a poppy seed stuck in my teeth. My last comic was about my shower routine – I guess I’m just trying to take some of the mundane parts of life and find something funny about it …which is unusual or special, I think that’s what all comedians and comedians try to do. Highlight a small part of life and make fun of it a little.
When asked about his inspiration, Josh admitted that there are a lot of people responsible for it in his life. I can’t pick just one person in this department – because there are so many people who constantly inspire me. When I was a little kid it was Jim Davis and Garfield, in high school it was Berkeley Breathed (Bloom County), Gary Larson (The Far Side), Bill Watterson ( Calvin and Hobbes). I also liked the comic Matt Groening’s Life in Hell a lot. Nowadays there are a lot of comics era artists on the internet that I love. Shen, The Oatmeal, Dustinteractive, Liz Climo, RubyEtc, Gemma Correll and many more.