Rage Comics are series of web comics with characters, sometimes referred to as “rage faces”, that are often created with simple drawing software such as MS Paint. The comics are typically used to tell stories about real life experiences, and end with a humorous punchline. It has become increasingly popular to create the comics using web applications often referred to as “rage comic generators” or “rage makers”.
The first amateur made comics date back to 2008 on 4chan’s /b/ board with the introduction of FFFUUUU Rageguy 4-panes. As the name suggests, the comics’ stories were mostly about circumstances that lead to anger or rage. While most “rage faces” are not used to express rage, the name has been used due to their Rage Guy origins.
In January 2009, Reddit launched the “FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU” subreddit. This allowed users to submit their own original rage comics, which resulted in the creation of a large number of new characters. Some of the earliest notable examples were the Everything went better than expected and F*ck Yea characters. (Q)
Here’s a few more examples of popular rage comics:
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