It takes a special mind to find humor in everyday situations. Who has the ability to look at everyday things from the prism of laughter can be considered a life hacker who managed to escape from his daily routine and create a new meaning for a certain topic or phenomenon. Sometimes laughter can show us that some things are not as significant or important as we thought they were and that makes life easier in some way.
If it is not so easy for us to find humorous aspects of common situations, we are lucky to have people who can point out something that we find normal and habitual and make us laugh about it. And one of those people is Jules Burton Suits. She is a Texas-based cartoonist and draws minimalist single panel comics in which everyday life situations have a funny look. We found these comics closely related, how about you?
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Jules is a Texas-based artist who got into cartoons in 2006. The artist told Bored Panda that she has been a reader of comics all her life, but never considered them something she would like to do herself. The New Yorker magazine cartoons were her favorite and she enjoyed them as soon as she could read. The artist found Sunday comics like Bushmiller’s Nancy and Pogo fun and entertaining.
Jules grew up in an artistic environment: her parents were professional painters and university professors. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts was in painting and classical Greek and her Master of Fine Arts was in sculpture.
The artist began to draw like a lark. She was already a syndicated illustrator with Creators Syndicate, but carpal tunnel problems forced her to quit smoking and work in a different sphere. When Jules started drawing comics, she set herself a challenge or “daring” to see if she could get a cartoon published in The New Yorker. “She was a skilled illustrator, but she had no skills as a cartoonist. It is easier to understand a cartoon than to draw it.”