Jake Likes Onions is an Instagram artist who is known for his hilarious and dark comics. His real name is Jake Thompson, and he is a 29-year-old advertising copywriter from Minneapolis. Jake started his Instagram feed called “Jake Likes Onions” in 2015 to express his strange and depressing sense of humor. Since then, he has garnered over 373,000 followers on Instagram. He has a unique absurdist sense of humor that often takes unexpected dark turns.
He creates comics that touch on love, work, loneliness, failure, misplaced optimism, death, and existentialism. His comics are drawn on real paper in a 6×6″ square and are updated approximately twice a week. Jake Likes Onions began its journey in 2011 when Jake Thompson, a talented artist with a quirky sense of humor, decided to share his comic strips with the world. Inspired by everyday observations, absurd situations, and the bizarre aspects of human nature, Jake’s comics have a way of resonating with readers on multiple levels.
One of the defining characteristics of Jake Likes Onions is its minimalist art style. The comics are typically presented in black and white with simple line drawings that focus on capturing the essence of the joke. This stripped-down approach allows the humor to take center stage, emphasizing the punchline and maximizing its impact. With just a few lines and minimal dialogue, Jake Thompson manages to convey complex emotions and situations in a refreshingly concise manner. Let’s take a look at some of his best illustrations.
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