Today we would like to introduce you to the cartoonist Will Santino. It’s funny that Will doesn’t need a lot of words to make people smile with his one-panel comics. The artist usually creates short comics, often with just one sentence, that cover all kinds of everyday situations in a way that is sure to put a smile on your face when you scroll down through his stylized caricatures. The artist mainly uses Patreon to make a living by making about 6 new cartoons per week, and if you’d like to support him, you can find the social media link below!
Bored Panda has reached out to the artist.
I started drawing cartoons during a difficult period in my life, while I was processing grief after loss. I draw inspiration from nature, stories, myths, animals and books. I would love to add more silliness, wonder, whimsy, and absurdityinto the world.
Bored Panda has reached out to Will Santinos with a few questions! First, we asked the artist if he had any major influences in his life that might have helped him develop and refine his style.
Growing up, I was greatly influenced by books like Martin Handford’s ‘Where Waldo’, comics like Calvin and Hobbes and Little Nemo in Cumberland. Also the covers of fantasy novels I read, like the Redwall series by Brian Jack. James Gurney and Sean Tan, and historical artists like MC Escher and Hieronymous Bosch, an effect too, and most of these effects can be seen in my illustrations rather than my cartoons.