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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[DayInTheLife Takin' life one day at a time.]]'']]

''Loading Artist'' is a weekly [[NotableGagPerDayWebcomics gag-a-day]] [[{{Webcomic}} webcomic]] by Gregor Czaykowski and can be found at [[http://www.loadingartist.com/ loadingartist.com]].

While the majority of the comics are in the style of gag-a-day comics, there is a subtle overall storyline. The comics that do not feature the recurring characters, are actually comics created by the main recurring protagonist. The main recurring protagonist is an artist who draws the comics, and wants to get better at art (thus ‘‘Loading Artist’’ as he is still in the process of loading).

'''Recurring characters''' (no official names yet):
* '''The Guy with the Hat''' aka Hat Guy aka Loading Artist aka Gregor
* '''The Girl''' aka The Girlfriend aka Jes
* '''The Friend'''
* '''The Cat''' aka Cat
* '''The Bird'''
* '''The Grim Reaper''' aka Grim aka Death
* '''The Boss''' aka Gamework Boss
* '''The Colleague''' aka Gamework Employee

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!!''Loading Artist'' provides examples of:

* AIIsACrapshoot: His latest invention [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/slice-of-life/ "Cake-Bot"]] wants to kill all humans which doesn't keep the board of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s from putting the product on the market.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Even at [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/being-yourself/ being yourself]].
* AprilFoolsDay: [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/this-is-a-stick-up/ Here]] and [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/misfire/ here]].
* AreWeThereYet: Extreme situations call for [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/driven-mad/ extreme measures]].
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Is being asked [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/once-upon-your-time/ here]].
* ArtShift: In this [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/a-self-portrait/ self portrait]].
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: A [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/the-question/ 50-Foot Heart Monster]]? That's a first.
* BadDate: Can be inferred [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/dating-tips/ here]].
* BaitAndSwitch: Quite frequently.
** Like in [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/snow-place-like-home/ this strip]] where the heroes are thought dead but then it's revealed the dead bodies were someone else's.
** Or when YouMustBeThisTallToRide causes the hero to resort to [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/vomitron/ unexpected measures]].
** When commenting on the [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/mankind-is-magnificent/ advancements in technology]].
** When oogling his [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/business-plan/ money bags]] that turn out to be dummies.
** When a [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/life-support/ life support system]] is confused with a laptop.
* BeatPanel: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/2011/01/10/programming/ “Programming”]].
* BlackComedyCannibalism: When fried eggs are [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/sunny-side-up/ served to a chicken]].
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Subverted when [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/long-live-this-king/ "this" is being explained]].
* CupidsArrow: Played for laughs with a [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/big-day-for-cupid/ drunk cupid]].
* CuteKitten:
** Invoked due to an [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/emergency/ emergency]].
** Even astronauts are being sidetracked [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/sidetracked/ by cute cat videos on youtube]].
* DaydreamSurprise: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/2011/10/25/candy-craving/ “Candy Craving”]].
* {{Deconstruction}}: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/2011/01/31/hell/ “Hell”]].
* DoWrongRight: Giving a thief [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/on-the-run/ a hand]].
* ElectromagneticGhosts: [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/going-going-ghost/ Here]].
* ExactWords: What did you think [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/age-defying/ anti-aging cream]] is good for.
* FalseStart: [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/be-confident/ Here]].
* FarSideIsland: The setting of [[http://www.loadingartist.com/2011/04/24/island/ "Island"]].
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Opening your Christmas present [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/torn-apart/ too early]].
* FourthWallPortrait: [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/cat-and-i/ Here]].
* FreudianCouch: The donut in [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/empty-inside/ this]] strip is put onto one.
* GenieInABottle: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/wishful-thinking/ Wishful Thinking]].
* GrammarNazi: Who would sell his grandmother for a correctly spelled [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/winging-it/ greeting card]].
* GreatWhiteHunter: Subverted in [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/trophy-hunting/ Trophy Hunting]].
* HitStop: Depicted in last panel of [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/vomitron/ this]] strip.
* HollywoodMirage: Subverted. [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/snowasis/ This]] happens when being WrongGenreSavvy.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** When a character mocks LetsPlay as a [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/waste-of-time/ waste of time]].
** When a character complains about mobile phones needing a [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/drained/ recharge every night]].
* IAteWhat: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/2011/02/03/roast-chicken/ “Roast Chicken”]]
* InterruptedSuicide: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/lifted-spirits/ Lifted Spirits]].
* ISOStandardUrbanGroceries: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/dead-inside/ Dead Inside]].
* JacobMarleyApparel: Who takes a ghost serious [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/dressed-in-peace/ in a banana dress]]?
* JustFriends: [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/burning-question/ Ascandles]].
* KidnappedByAnAlly: Well, at least that's what the father wants his son to believe about the kidnapping of [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/a-rats-tale/ this rat]].
* KilledMidSentence: A [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/strings/ ballon]] while doing a DyingDeclarationOfLove.
* KillerRabbit: An [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/pet-rock/ innocent pet rock]] turns ugly on a mocking onlooker.
* KillerRobot: [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/measure-twice-hug-once/ Hug-Bot]].
* LoonyFan: The fan who [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/my-first-convention/ wouldn't let go]].
* MagicMisfire: Causing YourHeadASplode [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/magic-trick/ here]].
* MessageInABottle: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/message-in-a-bottle/ Message in a Bottle]].
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: The hero fails the [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/initiation/ bad boy gang initiation]] because of too much politeness.
* NewYearsResolution: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/no-years-resolutions/ No Years Resolution]].
* NothingIsScarier: [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/i-want-nothing/ I Want Nothing]]. Just what ''was'' in the box?
* ObsessiveCompulsiveBarkeeping: The barkeeper in [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/crack-the-case/ this]] strip.
* OldSchoolChivalry: Please let this moment [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/sharing-a-moment/ never end]].
* OnePersonBirthdayParty: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/happy-birthday-to-me/ Happy Birthday to Me]].
* ParentalAbandonment: Topic of [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/by-my-side/ this]] strip.
* ThePerfectionist: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/standards/ Standards]].
* PinocchioSyndrome: A [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/happy-botday/ robot's wish to become human]] is not getting fulfilled.
* PityTheKidnapper: Happens with [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/at-your-service/ this]] bratty kid.
* RealityEnsues: AnAesop wants to be told about a ButterflyOfTransformation but then [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/everyone-can-be-beautiful/ reality gets in the way]].
* RevealShot: Lots of them.
** In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/message-in-a-bottle/ Message in a Bottle]].
** When the character gets lost ... [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/out-of-control/ playing a video game]].
** When a [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/analyze-and-assess/ classroom test]] turns into an AlienAbduction scenario.
** When [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/fishing-for-success/ fishing for success]].
** When [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/every-day-is-the-same/ making a life-turning decision]] at the diner.
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Played for laughs [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/my-first-day-part-two/ here]].
* SellOut: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/social-marketing/ Social Marketing]].
* SkewedPriorities:
** In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/emergency-service/ Emergency Service]] and [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/internet-time/ Internet Time]].
** [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/bored-at-sea/ Keep playing Tic Tac Toe]] while your rubber raft looses air.
** Trying to [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/burned/ backup your files]] while the computer is on fire.
** Have police [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/store-policey/ pay dearly for their money change]].
* SkywardScream: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/spray-and-slay/ Spray and Slay]], along with a BigNo.
* StringTheory: [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/crack-the-case/ This detective]] may be after a RedHerring.
* ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree: A variation. They promise not to charge if the pizza is cold on arrival. Cue the LoopholeAbuse involving [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/pizza-night/ ice cubes]].
* TurbineBlender: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/mama/ Mama]].
* UmpteenthCustomer: The One Millionth Criminal gets a free trip to {{https://loadingartist.com/comic/crime-pays/ Hawaii]].
* VillainProtagonist: Comes as a RevealShot in [[http://www.loadingartist.com/rise-and-dine/ this]] strip.
* WowingCthulhu: With a [[https://loadingartist.com/comic/kindred-spirit/ bracelet]].
* WritersBlockMontage: The hero in [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/happy-holidays/comment-page-1/ this]] strip.
* XRaySparks: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/silver-lining/ Silver Lining]].
* YouMustBeThisTallToRide: In [[http://www.loadingartist.com/2012/06/04/vomitron/ "Vomitron"]].
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