Going back through many sketchbooks and loose pages of Angryman Cartoons over the years, I decided to compile a “group photo” of the characters I saw. I’m sure I’ve missed a few; I’ve been drawing these since 2007, and I just couldn’t get them all in. However, here you go:
Angryman is easy enough to spot. Can you figure out who the following are?
- Floor Pig
- Steve Punchme
- Deus Ex Machina
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