Beetle Moses

Beetle Moses

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About

Beetle Moses (real name Harris Fishman) is a webcomic artist who achieved online popularity in Summer 2022 with humorous comics incorporating elements of memes. Multiple \comics created by Beetle Moses went viral on Twitter and were widely circulated on social media.

Online History

On April 22nd, artist Beetle Moses (@beetlemoses) started posting humorous webcomics to Twitter,[1] although some earlier works were posted to his Instagram before that.[2] On that day, @beetlemoses posted a comic that gained over 60 retweets and 680 likes on Twitter[3] and over 280 likes on Instagram[4] in six months (shown below).


YOU WERE RIGHT DARLING... IT IS PERFECT WEATHER FOR A SAUVIGNON. OH-- LOOK! A SHOOTING STAR ! 4 > TWO VELOCIRAPTORS ENGAGED IN FIERCE COMBAT AT MOMENT OF IMPACT ? @HARR11S

Starting in late April 2022, Beetle Moses regularly posted webcomics that incorporated elements of memes and referenced pop culture, often in an amusingly unconventional way. On May 8th, 2022, Beetle Moses posted his first viral meme, a Kobe meme that gained over 9,700 retweets and 101,000 likes on Twitter[5] and 760 likes on Instagram[6] (shown below).


КОВЕ! @BEETLEMOSES

In Summer and Fall 2022, Beetle Moses posted multiple webcomics that went viral on Twitter and were widely circulated through reposts. For example, on July 30th, 2022, Beetle Moses posted a Gay Frogs webcomic that gained over 11,000 retweets and 116,500 likes on Twitter[7] in three months (shown below, left). On September 21st, 2022, Beetle Moses posted a Joker webcomic that gained over 18,500 retweets and 183,400 likes on Twitter[8] in one month (shown below, right).


INFO WARS LATER. EVERYTHING OK, BABE? @BEETLEMOSES (1))) CUT!! THAT'S A WRAP FOR TODAY! HOW LONG DO WE HAVE TO HIDE WHO WE ARE?? YOU WANNA SEE A MAGIC TRICK? VG SLAM @BEETLEMOSES

In addition to his webcomic work, Beetle Moses also hosts Cold Cuts podcast on YouTube[9] together with fellow webcomic artist Yolo Swag Studios.

Various Examples


C @BEETLEMOSES ၀၀၀၀ 05 4$ CAKE! M A @BEETLEMOSES INMATE 2345 ^ @BEETLEMOSES
THIS SUIT 17 I FEEL ITS DARK INFLUENCE. 18% 20% 257 NO TIP @BEETLEMOSES HEH.... PIECE OF CAKE! @BEETLEMOSES DDD 25 @BEETLEMOSES

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External References

[1] Twitter – @beetlemoses

[2] Instagram – beetlemoses

[3] Twitter – @beetlemoses

[4] Instagram – beetlemoses

[5] Twitter – @beetlemoses

[6] Instagram – beetlemoses

[7] Twitter – @beetlemoses

[8] Twitter – @beetlemoses

[9] YouTube – Cold Cuts

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Gleaming Steel
Gleaming Steel

From what I've seen of his work, the dude's up there with people like stone-toss in terms of being a capable, effective cartoonist.

- Cleanly readable yet highly distinctive & identifiable art-style.

- Keeps the concepts short and simple

- Quite good at conveying his ideas visually

- No wordswordswords

The guy clearly understands that cartoons/comic strips are, above all else, a visual medium and is well above average at playing into the medium's strengths and working within its limitations.

Sure, it's not exactly a high bar for quality----but there's more than enough evidence on KYM alone (let alone places like badwebcomics wiki) that cartoonists who understand these things are the extreme exception, not the norm so I think it's worth calling out & acknowledging whenever there's an artist who actually gets these things right.

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