Graphic 11 – Graphic HaHa
What’s so funny about that?
In issue 11 Graphic sets out to explore the thorny issue of humour. To cut a long story short: we didn’t agree on anything. What’s funny, what’s not funny? You decide.
Irreverence, wit, ridicule, sarcasm, satire, parody, self-parody, dead-pan, slap-stick, absurd, clever, devious, surreal, hysterical, obscure, twisted, sick, camp, offensive – it’s got something for everyone.
Curiously serious: find out how Martí Guixé feels about being an ex-designer.
Crap: Letting it out is why Richard Brereton likes Modern Toss.
Closely Observed Bird Observation Huts, Marc Valli talks to Alex Rich
42 question marks by Marc Valli & 128 full stops by Dan Eatock – what kind of an interview is this?
Visual Contributions include:
Peter Arkle: ‘I wish I was 007‘
Christian Bauthus: party animals
Carvalho Bernau: storing nazi treasures since… poster
Linus Bill asks us to piss down his back and tell him it’s raining!
Aline + John Bouvy: la mort (or girls fighting in the mud)
David Clavedetcher’s unique collection of 4 letter words
Mark Delong wants freedom in the world
Andrea Dezsö: uncensored embroideries
E-types: room 404
Dominic Early’s jugs
Andre Ethier’s idyllic paintings
Evah Fan has a bad hair day
Fulguru faces a paper invasion
Steven Guarnaccia: send in the clowns!
Chris Haughton is hiding
Andrew James Jones: ‘ooooooooh…’
Andrew Johnson admits: ‘This is therapy’
Kesselskrammer’s ‘Hey, bobby’ takeaway stunt campaign
Les Krims: whuzzup
Shizuka Kusayanagi’s animal needs
Taylor McKimens feels like playing Grand Theft Auto all day
Nicholas Mahler: ‘You should stop this.’
Adam McEwan: sorry we’re dead
Ogilvy’s Bag of Inspiration
Leif Parsons the car crash
Andrew Rae’s contribution includes a copyright free page
Alejandro Sarmiento’s inflatables
Lieven Segers’ portrait of the artist as a fucking stupid young man
Matt Stuart fishing
Gary Taxali’s toupée
Vanskap are art school drop-outs
Porous Walker feels awesome
Ballint Zasko’s dead bird
Edited by Marc-A. Valli (Magma) & Richard Brereton
Designed by Studio8, Published by Bis
June 2007, 198 pages, 220 X 280 mm
What you laughing at?