Artist Liz Climo spends her life between two dream worlds.
During the day she’s in Springfield, the fictional American city from The Simpsons where she works as a storyboard revisionist.
At night, she sojourns a colorful world full of talking dinosaurs, birds, and bears as a Tumblr comic artist.
Climo’s comics reflect a childhood love for animals that has followed her through adulthood. Her quaint illustrations feature delicately drawn animals chatting about life’s foibles, the latest celebrity gossip, and the Mars rover landing—just like everyday people. Instead of featuring these animals in their natural habitats, Climo’s comics often have no setting, forcing the readers to use their own imaginations.
“If I hear something or see a situation that is easily relatable and simple, it’ll usually spark something in my mind like, ‘Hey, this might be sort of funny if an animal were dealing with this,’” Climo told the Daily Dot. “If the idea is especially ridiculous (which it often is), hopefully the drawing is funny enough that, even if there isn’t much of a joke there, the final product is still appealing and relatable in some way.”
It’s a summer Friday. The days are getting shorter, the nights encroaching into the hours that had previously been reserved for lingering twilights. The pleasures of the season shrink in accordance with the span of time left to them.
And so, we bring you a GIF of a slow loris eating sticky rice.
Shhhh, don’t ask questions. Just relax. Surrender to the mellow endorphin flood.
This guy makes kittens look like overcaffeinated hyenas. Enjoy.
This GIF, part of a set of three that spent a good chunk of yesterday on the front page of Reddit, has had 332,982 views on Imgur in 19 hours, and comes from this YouTube video of a shy pet loris being coaxed out of his box with tasty, tasty plain white rice. Apparently what bacon is to the Internet, rice is to the slow loris.
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Tumblr curated by Fernando Alfonso III (@fernalfonso), Aja Romano (@ajaromano) Gaby Dunn (@gabydunn), and Logan Youree (@loganwtf).