Today we would like to introduce you to Vaughan Tomlinson, a skilled illustrator and cartoonist originally from South Africa and currently based in New York, who has distinguished himself for his humorous single-panel comics. His witty and sharp artistry has earned him a passionate fan base of over 39,300 followers.
A central element of Tomlinson’s art is the pursuit of joy and laughter. His single-panel comics act as quick shots of humor, offering a joke or clever line that consistently elicits a smile or a laugh.
Credit: Vaughan Tomlinson
Regarding his choice of single-panel comics, the artist said: “As a kid in the ’90s, I loved Gary Larson’s The Far Side. In a single image, he was able to make hilarious and often revealing statements about humanity., nature, and philosophy. I always loved the fast-paced nature of his cartoons. You get to the joke right away, and if one isn’t that good (or if you don’t really get the joke), you move on to the next. I enjoy of variety and I also enjoy the challenge of creating a small world with just a line and an image.
When asked how he interacts with his fan base, Vaughan noted, “One thing I’ve learned is that just because I find a cartoon funny, doesn’t mean other people will too. So I’m always curious to know what people like.” others”. My cartoon and I try to do more of that I enjoy posting cartoons on social media because I get an instant response. I know if people find it funny right away. And I also know if it’s confusing or easy to misunderstand. With magazines and newspapers, I often have to wait weeks to receive a response (if I receive one at all). On social media, I receive insightful comments and questions, such as “Who should speak?”, “What should the joke be?” ‘…the goose’s tie is too high.