Sylvia Odhner - Comics that communicate ideas
Oops Sorry
A collection of random mini comics
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Advice
Why I'm Afraid to Ask For Advice
Person A: What? You want MORE advice?
Person B is a kid in a high chair with a big bowl of gross food in front of them.
Person A, pointing angrily at the bowl of food: You've gotten PLENTY of advice and you haven't taken ANY of it!





Business Idea
Person A: The gas people use to heat their homes is bad for the environment.
Person B: Huh. Maybe there are alternative gases that are greener. This is a great idea for a business!
Billboard says "Heat for the Future: We create green house gases."





Nature
Two birds are looking at a cityscape with a bird's nest in the foreground. One bird: It's a great view of nature! Too bad that big ugly HOUSE is in the way.





Psychic
A psychic is giving someone a reading. A ghost says to the psychic: Someone in my family has a name that begins with the letter "s."





Attachment Issues
Person: I have attachment issues.
Attachment theory: Ah! I can help with that. What was your attachment like as a child?
Person: Secure.
Attachment theory: All right, looks like there's nothing wrong with you.
Person: But...
Attachment theory: Enjoy your perfect life.





Comparing
Orange says to apple: It seems like no matter how hard I try, I'll never be as good at being an apple as you are.





Who Do You Work For?
Person B is tied up and beaten, person A holds a knife up to their face and threatens them.
Person A: I SAID, who do you work for?
Person B: I'll tell you everything, just...
Person B: Please, come to one meeting! It's a great opportunity, you won't regret it!
Caption: Talking to MLM recruiters.





Jealous Projects
I think my creative projects are jealous of each other. When I try to remain flexible and open to inspiration, none of them seem very enticing. But as soon as I decide to prioritize ONE of them, a DIFFERENT one tugs at my arm and says "Hey! Pay attention to me!"





The Weather
Person A: We always end up talking about the weather. Can't we talk about something more substantial for once?
Both people sitting on the roof of a house during a storm with severe flooding.
Person B: Uh... sure.





Waffle Iron
So it turns out a waffle iron is for MAKING WAFFLES.
A person has a waffle iron on top of an ironing board, holding a shirt with a waffle-iron-shaped burn on it.





Problems
Person A: I ordered a pizza and they sent me a waffle instead.
Person B: I'm playing the world's smallest violin for you.
Person A: Oh, come on! You can't solve problems with violins!





Impostor Syndrome
I used to think I had impostor syndrome. Then I looked up the definition. Apparently only successful people can have it. Turns out I've been faking it. I'm an impostor syndrome impostor.





Trees
Tree A says to Tree B: Do you think humans communicate with each other?
Tree B: How could they? They don't have roots.
Tree A: Yeah, I guess it's a crazy idea.





Save
Person drawing on a pad of paper pictures clicking a save button and thinks: I've been drawing for a while. I should save this.
The person looks confused, then realizes their mistake.





A Spot of Tea
Person A holding a teapot: Would you care for a spot of tea?
Person B with a tea cup and napkin in front of them: Yes please.
Person A pours a small bit of tea onto Person B's napkin. Person B looks at it with disappointment.





Hazelnut Chocolate
Chocolate bar with whole hazelnuts: Hi there! I have these nice grooves so you can break me into even-
THUNK! The chocolate breaks in the wrong place.
One of the hazelnuts, wearing sunglasses: WE decide where the chocolate breaks.





Syrup
A person pours syrup on a waffle. As soon as they put a forkful of waffle in their mouth, there is syrup all over them and the wall behind them.





Guac-A-Mole
A carnival game setup has bowls of guacamole that disappear into holes. One person tries to dip a chip into the guacamole but the guacamole descends into one of the holes before they can get any.






Comic Series
Info Comics
Oops Sorry
Drew the Centaur
Don't Get Any Ideas
Averting the Flame Wars
Think Before You Think
(see more)

About Me
I'm Sylvia Odhner. You can hire me to make comics like the ones on this site, or other types of illustration-based projects. For more info, check out my services:
Info Comics
Illustration & Design

Contact me:
sylvia at sylviaodhner dot com