619K Followers On Instagram For Simpsons Animator Who Illustrates The Awkward Lives Of Cute Animals

When she’s not working for the famous comics The Simpsons, the artist Liz Climo has a totally different hobby. Couple years ago, she started drawing some cute animal and now she likes to expand her charming animal kingdom. The artist said it’s ““a place where grizzly bears, porcupines, rabbits, and anteaters all grapple with everyday life with wit and humor.” Through her characters, we learn a lot about our human behaviour and she uses these anthropomorphizations so professionally that we hang up to her artworks. It’s always interesting to see how armadillos make fast-and-easy Halloween costumes, or how dinosaurs can deal with their curious kids. Liz even said while commenting her drawings, that “the ingenious ways that animal friends can work together to ensure their juice is always freshly squeezed” passionate her. 

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“The staff of The Simpsons are like family,” Liz said in an interview with Female First. “Many of them have been on the show since the beginning and still have such love for it. On my first day of work, I remember being embarrassed because I had a Homer Simpson sticker on my car, and I figured everyone there would be “too cool” for that sort of thing. But then, as I walked through the halls, I noticed all the Simpsons toys, posters, and memorabilia that everyone had in their cubicles and I realized that this was a group of people who took great pride in their work.”

 

 

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The inspiration for Liz’s hobby comes from her everyday interactions with friends and the people around her, and from animals. “Even if I don’t have an idea for a comic, sometimes just looking at pictures of animals will give me inspiration. There are so many different kinds with different physical attributes (and sometimes, limitations) that the possibilities for situational comedy are sort of endless.”

 

 

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She also has a book called The Little World of Liz Climo where we can find many of her characters. “It [includes] about 100 comics from my blog and 40 new, book-exclusive comics,” she also told Female First. “Many of the new comics were done when I was 9 months pregnant, which should give you a ridiculous visual of a very awkward me hunched over my computer screen.”

 

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When she started doodling her animal kingdom, she didn’t get much attention.  However, it end up being more positive than she would have ever expected. She said, “I’d get a few likes and re-blogs here and there, and I was thrilled and surprised with each one. It wasn’t until March 2012 (about 3 months after I started the blog) that it started getting more attention. I posted a tortoise and hare comic, which suddenly started getting a bunch of attention and helped me gain a lot of new Tumblr followers.”

 

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