Uno Moralez' wonderfully creepy cartoons

Sean T. Collins of The Comics Journal interviewed Uno Moralez, a 44-year-old cartoonist from Bashkortostan. His black-and-white work has an old-timey Macpaint look. Check out his creepy loops.

Collins: I would describe your work as horror. Do you?

Moralez: I don’t think my drawings are frightening. I like to think they are mysterious.

Collins: I’ll agree to the second part of that response. Your drawings are mysterious, since they are both complex and specific in a way that invites us to imagine how the characters and creatures in them got to that point. For example, your recent comic about the small man who steals a jewel from a sleeping woman’s forehead ends with an image of his jewel collection – it seems this is something he has done many times before, and we are left to fill in the blanks. Do you consider the story behind the images when you make them?

Moralez: My short stories derive from images which don’t fit in a one single image, plotwise. This is not exactly a comic, that’s why I draw only key scenes leaving out details. And then reader’s imagination starts to work. That is important.


Uno Moralez!


  1. Bashkortostan… ha ha, LOL, get outta here. 

    Seriously tho, saved you the trouble, you’re welcome:

    The Republic of Bashkortostan, also known as Bashkiria is a federal subject of Russia. It is located between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains. Its capital is the city of Ufa. Population: 4,072,292.

  2. These are seriously fantastic. They are like remembering a dream: strange, fragmented images that form some narrative you are vaguely aware of.

  3. Great, after browsing his entire site, I can pretty much rest assured that I’ll have some freaky dreams tonight.

  4. His black-and-white work has an old-timey Macpaint look.

    I don’t remember that part in Spelunx.

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