Cartoon Called Life is a comic about the life of Bunny, a fun, cute and sarcastic little character, obsessed with pizza and athletic bearded guys, and looking for his perfect boyfriend.
It all started back in 2013. And back then, everything was kept almost like a secret in my notebook. My boyfriend called me "my little bunny" and that's how I started to draw from time to time cartoons about him, my friends and our daily lives. They loved it, posted from time to time one on their Facebook profile, and even used it sometimes as their new profile picture. They were my only audience but we had a lot of fun.
Bunny became public on 22 October 2014, when Cartoon Called Life appeared for the first time on Instagram. I was not on Facebook so I thought Instagram was a nice way to share my work with friends, but also to a larger audience, people I don't know but who might like what I do.
It's in 2017 that the serious part started. What was just a fun activity on a rainy day took more and more space in my life. One of my friend who loved my work pushed me to give life to my hero and to publish a book with some of my favorite cartoons. After a long reflexion and a lot of work, the first book of Cartoon Called Life was published in October 2017, and the second book two years later, in October 2019.
In two years time, I have also launched an apparel collection (check hereunder one of the latest trailer), I had three solo exhibitions in Paris (France) and Antwerp (Belgium), I released a series of products I designed (check Bunny's e-shop) and I made my art available to my fans, and in fact everyone (take a look here at the online art gallery). All of this, while having a (super) full time-job in the fashion industry. Let's be honest, it's a personal achievement I'm quite proud of.
I put a lot of passion in my work. I really hope you will enjoy Cartoon Called Life as much as I do.
Juraj "Juri" STRAKA
VOLUME 2 : BUNNY'S NEW ADVENTURES
Bunny is back with brand new hilarious adventures based on his life in the gay world. This time, Bunny invites us into his unique universe and let you discover his fun and wonderful world through the most important themes in his life. Divided in 10 different chapters, such as "About Love", "About Art" or "About Daddies", you will know more about Bunny and his sexy friends. The book also includes Bunny's unique "Dick-tionary" in the chapter "About Reading".
BUNNY'S NEW ADVENTURES is the second book of Cartoon Called Life and was published in October 2019. It's a hardcover book with 288 pages of fun, over 200 illustrations in full colors, of which over half are new, never published creations. The book is printed in Belgium on high quality shiny paper and is certified 'carbon neutral'.
VOLUME 1 : CARTOON CALLED LIFE
CARTOON CALLED LIFE is the first book and was published in October 2017. It tells the life of a single bunny, obsessed with athletic bearded guys, and looking for his perfect boyfriend. The book depicts in a cheerful way moments, thoughts and feelings that enlivens our daily lives. Bunny is a funny and endearing, sarcastic and ironic, a little goofy, yet ultimately very “human” character that everybody can easily relate to.
After 4 years of increasing presence on social media and growing success online, the artist decided to publish the adventures in a book. The outcome is a 252-page, hardcover book in a golden dust jacket, bringing together more than 200 illustrations created over the past four years, along with a series of new, unpublished artworks. The book was printed and bound in Belgium and holds the 100% climate-friendly label.