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The Art of Bettering Yourself by AK-Is-Harmless The Art of Bettering Yourself by AK-Is-Harmless
Contrary to what some might think, this comic is not belittling the artistic abilities of comic strip artists. Remember what Ben & Winslow used to look like [link] ?

I actually think comic strips are a pretty liberating artform–doodles with structure, really–and you really don’t need any prior artistic training to make a comic strip great. Which is why I find Ben’s ideas about reading books or attending classes pretty funny.

I am all about bettering your craft. Successful artists (and I mean any sort of artist here–musician, actor, writer, romance novel cover artist) are always improving themselves. The lame ones are the ones who get complacent–or worse, cocky–with their abilities. Because let’s face it: no one is ever going to be as good as me. :nod:

I joke! I joke! :laughing:

The Adventures of Anus Ninja would actually be pretty successful.

This first appeared on Defenestration [link] on Friday, April 8th.

Become a fan of Ben & Winslow on Facebook: [link]

---AK
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:iconmaggiemt:
MaggieMT Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I believe story is more important than painting techiques(*^__^*) you wonderful!
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Story is very important, and a good story can make up for any perceived lack of artistic ability. :)

---AK
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Long-Shanks Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god I laughed riotously at the fact that he tapes his pencil to the side of his head due to the fact that he has no ears because he is a minimalist cartoon. I laughed for like ten minutes. My abs hurt.
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:laughing: Glad you liked it. :)

---AK
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:iconshade3734:
shade3734 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   Digital Artist
i see where you get your icon
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup! :)

---AK
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:iconfranciscathedragon:
Franciscathedragon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
is Ben's shirt checkered?
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just the hatching I use when they're in grayscale. :)

---AK
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:iconlostkitten:
LostKitten Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Your deviation was hugged in my latest issue of Plugs & Hugs. :hug:
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. Thank you! :hug:

---AK
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see anus ninja being very educational for everyone :nod: Maybe Winslow is trying to teach us that it doesn't matter who you are, you can still be awesome :D

...maybe...
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AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can still be awesome, even if you're an anus. Or maybe especially if you're an anus. ;)

---AK
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blargnarf842 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i have a request could you draw the chick from tank girl,the movie
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:icondirtiskrazy:
dirtISkrazy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha hilarious
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)

---AK
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:iconooooooooshiny:
ooooooooshiny Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   General Artist
love the pencil taped to the side of his head, also i think your description is an awesome speech.
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)

---AK
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:icontomokogirlagain:
TomokoGirlAgain Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
I laughed when I saw the pencil taped to his head! lol!
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:iconmysummerjob:
MySummerJob Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
That's me because I can't draw either XD
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:iconredstar212:
Redstar212 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Go with whatever works,right?
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup. Make do with whatever. :)

---AK
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callyabo Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
lol I like this. when i read it, I felt like I was the guy in the red shirt XDD
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D

---AK
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:iconaseariel:
aseariel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD:
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D

---AK
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:iconalsstew:
alsstew Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He taped the pencil to his head!!!!! :rofl:
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course! :D

---AK
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DrChrissy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would TOTALLY buy a comics compilation featuring the adventures of Anus Ninja. Just sayin'.
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Winslow could whip that up over a weekend with a stack of loose-leaf paper. :D

---AK
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Size-And-Stupidity Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Artist
Anus ninja????? Hahaha! :D
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D

---AK
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:icon800-a-1b3:
800-a-1b3 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the taped pencil! xD
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D

---AK
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OlgyRodz13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Me looking at the third panel: "How is that pencil stuck there?"
Me looking at the fifth panel: *Laughing my head off, wetting my pants.*
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D

---AK
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ForgetfulRainn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
I guess that goes for me too. I especially like the taped pencil, good one!
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)

---AK
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:iconsebreg:
sebreg Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
I didn't realize he was a medical professional, he always keeps surprising ;)
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's a man of many talents and falsified documents. :nod:

---AK
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:icondagger3000:
dagger3000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If I had a nickle for every student that tried to pass off horrendous grammar as "style"...
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:laughing:

---AK
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balletgirl05 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
is it weird that I found the funniness part of the comic the pencil taped to Winslow's head?
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of many little jokes in the strip. :nod:

---AK
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SlimeKingKtW Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the "You're right." face is now taped to the side of my brain...

This is a very funny one ^_^ Gotta love the multiply (multiplee) funny strips like this one@ ^_^
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Now you'll see it forever because it's my avatar. :)

---AK
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SlimeKingKtW Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And it is awesome!
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:iconslimekingktw:
SlimeKingKtW Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Also... Anus ninja would have ninja beads. Very dangerous.
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GerudoValley Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
You show me some Anus Ninja, and I may buy it.
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll have to do a strip entirely drawn by Winslow. :)

---AK
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GerudoValley Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
I wanna see the aftermath too, like what his...uh..."friends" think.
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