Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Funny Graphs from Wumo

Mikael Wulff and cartoon artist Anders Morgenthaler (the creative duo known as Wumo) have created a brilliant series of graphs that illustrate some of the basic painful truths of everyday life in the Western world. Their graphs and diagrams are snarky and sarcastic but, for the most part, true.

If you think you may have seen their work before, it should come as no surprise - they are a fairly successful cartoon duo. Their rise to success started in 2001, when they entered and won a cartoon competition. When they won, they received a one-month run of their comic strip in Politiken, a national Danish newspaper. Their popularity soared with the new exposure, and they soon found more and more publishers, including several blogs and newspapers throughout Scandinavia and Germany. Their most recent accomplishment was becoming a regular comic strip in the New York Times.

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