Hello, I’m Ren, the 20-something-year-old American comic artist behind kampingchicken! Born, raised, and residing in the Pacific Northwest, I’m best known for my terrible sense of direction, a slight obsession with pineapples, and binging shows on Netflix. Of course, when I’m not utilizing those skills, I spend my time drawing. My comics, like their name, are often unusual, a pretty good mix between amusing slice of life encounters and the weird.
Drawing has always been my creative outlet, and paired with a love for storytelling, comics quickly became an ideal way to express myself. In 2017 I showed some comics I’d scrawled out in a notebook to a friend while we were camping, and surprised by how much he enjoyed them, I began sharing with friends and family, and then took to the internet. Whenever I can get people to smile, laugh, or relate with my work, my heart is warm. I make art for love, kindness, and the weird things in life.
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#2 White Shirts
#4 Snapping Turtle
#5 When You Finally Reach The Bar
#8 Last Chip
#9 First Impressions
#13 New Projects
#14 When You See Your Crush Doing Something Totally Normal
#15 Some People Just Don’t Like Hypothetical Questions As Much As I Do
#16 It’s Always Good To Have Honest People In Your Life
#17 Better At Growing Friendships Than Plants
#19 Tall Friend
#20 Movie Date
#22 Slow Down
#24 Mt. Rainier
#25 No Matter How Long I Live With Anxiety, It Still Catches Me Off Guard When It Pops Up
#26 I’m A Scientist At Heart. I Needed To Know
#27 What Does It Take To Find Happiness?
#28 But At Least It’s Friday
#29 Don’t Stay Out Too Late