81 Absurd And Lighthearted Comics By This Russian Artist


Stan Korabelnikov, the creative mind behind 'Proidemtes' comics, invites everyone to his Instagram feed with the opening line: "Sometimes it's funny here," and you won't be disappointed if you are in for a splash of lighthearted humor that will brighten your day. The artist expresses his random ideas and thoughts about life through playful comics featuring lovable characters such as animals, foods, inanimate objects, and occasionally people. What started as a way to cheer up his friends is now growing into something that will entertain masses online.


"As long as I can remember, I draw things all the time. Well, to be honest, all of my comics were made just for fun. Some of them are to cheer up my friends. And it's always nice when someone smiles because of you, isn't it?" the artist told Bored Panda.


So dive into the amusing world of 'Proidemtes' comics and let us know if the mission of making you smile is accomplished!


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#1 When You Are A Little Out Of Time For Changing Events


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Korabelnikov is from Russia, but before you jump to any conclusions about what these comics might be about or their atmosphere, here's how the artist talks about his home country: "I'm from Russia; not from Russia, where Ivan Drago rides a bear over nuclear missiles and even the rainbow is so scary and gray that it could be a promotion in the new horror film, but from that Russia where there are many kind and happy people open to the world."


The artist who posts his comics in both Russian and English says anything can trigger his imagination, from events in his personal life to something that happened to people around him.


#2 When Of Course No! But, Yes...


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#3 Not Flat At All


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Don't get charmed by the adorable style of the comics—some of them have a deeper meaning that you will only be able to notice if you look at yourself and the world around us with irony. The artist says that conveying the hidden messages through comics is actually the most challenging part of drawing comics.


"I think the hardest part is to convey the emotion and hidden meaning of the comics. Sometimes the plot has a double meaning. And the most pleasant thing is the smiles of my relatives, friends, and everyone who can recognize themselves in the comics. I draw them for these moments."


#4 The Importance Of The Right Compliment


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#5 Be Polite In Any Situation


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'Proidemtes' most often follows stories of animals, foods, astronomical objects, and inanimate objects. This all comes from the artist's surreal imaginary world where anything is possible.


"I think many of us from time to time ask the question: 'what if our gadgets, tools and other things have their own personal lives?' or 'what if animals had their own hidden world with their own problems, needs, and reflections?' So my comics are kind of a parallel universe where you can understand the language of animals and gadgets and be something like an outside observer."


Rabbits, snails, flies, pigeons, sloths, and more regularly appear in the comics.


"I've loved animals since I was a child. They are always like kids, aren’t they? And as I said, the main idea is to try to look into some alternative universe and find out what’s happening there in a world with talking animals. Oh, and also I’m really bad at drawing humans."


#6 Need More Funny Memes


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#7 Every Time...


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Korabelnikov can't imagine his life without humor and it shows in his comics that are lighthearted, with a pinch of sarcasm and absurdity.


"Well, I cannot imagine how anyone can live without humor in this world and take everything seriously without self-irony. Probably only politicians and insurance agents can survive without these qualities."


The artist draws just for fun at this point and has a daytime job to pay the bills, but he hopes that someday, one of his characters will become a local meme.


#8 If Grinch Came To My House


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#9 Day After Day Everything Is The Same. If Only Something Would Change...


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The author of 'Proidemtes' says he generally gets a very positive reaction and shares a funny story that illustrates what can happen when you get the facts wrong.


"They usually laugh. I like it. I once drew a series with the planets of the Solar System with a short, humorous text, as if a space traveler had written it. So a real Russian doctor of astronomy came in the comments and tried to note all the inaccuracies in the text. It was funny."


Korabelnikov says he wants to evoke self-irony in people who read his comics and make them understand that we all share the same struggles and problems.


#10 Something About Spiders


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#11 Little Tricks Of A Great Genius


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Lastly, the artist shared a valuable piece of advice for upcoming artists: "Don't listen to what others have to say about your works. Just create and have fun. Because if not, then what's the point?"


#12 Be Careful If You're In Australia


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#13 When You're About To Work, But Want To Check The Feed First


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#14 Have A Good Presents Everyone


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#15 How I Spent This Summer


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#16 Somewhere In Some Office...


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#17 Fish Language. Tip Number 1


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#18 What A Smart Watch Should Really Be


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#19 And Now Three Good Frends Want To Tell You Something Important!


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#20 Christmas Mood


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#21 Results Of The Year. Briefly


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#22 Few Words About Everything


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#23 Caught!


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#24 Rules Are Rules


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#25 It's So Easy, Nice And Right To Respect Someone Else's Opinion (If It Matches Yours Of Course)


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#26 True Friendship


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#27 How I Will Pass On All My Knowledge To Children


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#28 Once An Ant Met A Snail


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#29 When You Think Carefully About Every Move


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#30 When You're Prepared For Summer. But Not Really...


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#31 Good News!


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#32 Mmmm... These Human Sounds...


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#33 What A Year!


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#34 Caterpillars Problem


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#35 Ryptomnesia Is When The Brain Is Good At Hiding Source


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#36 When You Tried To Sleep Very Hard. But Something Went Wrong


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#37 If They Haven’t Proved Something, Then They Are Probably Hide The Facts


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#38 Tough Measures


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#39 Employee Of The Month!


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#40 Life


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#41 You May Have Problems With Decorating Your Christmas Tree If You Are A Cat


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#42 It Will Pass...


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#43 When It's Hard But You Have To


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#44 Winter - Perfect Time To Read!


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#45 If You Can't Sleep...


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#46 It's Not Easy To Be A Human


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#47 How To Distinguish A City Mosquito From A Village Mosquito


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#48 New Year Is Coming. Slowly...


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#49 And Now Something Really Scary


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#50 And Now Some Real Magic


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#51 Day By Day, Day By Day...


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#52 When A New Intern Came To The Office


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#53 Not That One!


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#54 That's What Usually Happens In My Head


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#55 Let's Make Some Cookies!


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#56 When The Gift Is Cool, But You - Not Really


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#57 When It Snows So Much That Snowball Game Isn’t A Game Anymore


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#58 Something About Weired Sides Of Nature


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#59 The Magic Of A Cup Of Coffee!


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#60 Lack Of Progress Is Also Progress


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#61 Do What Your Heart Tells You!


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#62 The Incredible Adventures Of Stone


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#63 All Hands As Hands, But Mine...


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#64 Preparing For Holidays


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#65 Well...


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#66 Everything Will Be Ok!


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#67 Every Time I Go Outside In The Winter


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#68 Finally Met!


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#69 When You Missed The Deadline Just A Bit


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#70 Oh, Snail...


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#71 Haircut After Lockdown


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#72 .


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#73 When Somebody Says That I Have To Evolve


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#74 When The Furniture Came From IKEA


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#77 When You Live In An Apartment With Neighbors And Do Not Know About It


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#78 When The Furniture Came From IKEA


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#80 Pigeons. Pigeons Are Everywhere


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#81 Please Don't Use Prisma App So Often


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