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Andre Jordan’s “about me” page on his website, A Beautiful Revolution, gives a–shall we say–colorful description of the artist: “After working for years in dead end jobs, Andre Jordan began wondering if there was a point to anything. When his therapist encouraged him to express himself, Andre turned to art and began drawing and posting his minimalist, unexpectedly hilarious comedic pen and ink sketches on his blog…”

Depressed people usually don’t get enough credit for their sense of humor, but this guy’s got it in spades. His website is hugely successful, many of his illustrations were collected and turned into a graphic memoir, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now, and he fell in love and got married, relocating to Lincoln, Nebraska from England.

Probably my favorite section on his website is “Ordinary Love Stories,” a collection of short and tragic love tales, each beginning with the line, “I have fallen head-over-heels in love with a [little Pakistani lady/supermarket girl/socially awkward beauty called Beverly/etc.].” None of the stories end well–usually, they end with the narrator sobbing and sobbing and sobbing…

If you’ve ever had your heart broken, desperately pined after someone who didn’t even know you existed, f**ked up a perfectly good relationship with your own insecurities and stupidity, had the urge to punch your partner (or your ex-partner’s NEW partner) in the face, or lay around in your own misery and filth for days,weeks, or months after being left by a lover—Andre captures all of these experiences in his doodles. Some of them are poignant, others wonderfully absurd, and a couple are so painful you just have to chuckle, or else you might end up sobbing and sobbing and sobbing…

A few more of my favorites:

oh i miss her so

oh i miss her so

love sign

love sign

i love you

i love you

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