Cartoons Drawn by Your Favorite Comedians
- Page Count: 96
- Size: 5 x 7 inches
- Format: Paperback
- Publication Date: May 2011
- Price: $14.95
- ISBN: 978-1-935613-15-2
If you want to see what goes on inside the heads of the funniest and nuttiest comedians, look no further than Comics’ Comics. Author, improviser, and comedy show bartender Erich Beasley went on a quest to meet his favorite stand-up comedians and have them draw off-the-cuff cartoons in his journal, resulting in this book of illustrations that run the gamut of the comedy spectrum, from base and offensive to drop-dead funny and downright strange.
Beasley managed to get the greats, from Monty Python’s Terry Jones to Molly Shannon, to answer his startling but sincere request: “Draw whatever you think is funny, anything goes.” The comedians in Comics’ Comics—some practiced illustrators, some who seem barely able to hold a pencil—have come up with out-there cartoons like a mermaid nailed to the cross, a space vampire, a hanged mouse, bootleg Snoopy, and much more that’s too weird to describe. With original illustrations from the likes of Harvey Pekar, Norm MacDonald, Jeff Garlin, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, Eugene Mirman, Jim Breuer, Max Brooks, Rob Cantrell, Julia Sweeney, David Cross, and many, many more, this book is sure to appeal to fans of comedy and celebrity alike.
Erich Beasley started his comedy collecting career with his zine FLARP and lives in Chicago, where he spends his time working and laughing in dimly lit comedy clubs, dumpster diving, and being hilarious on twitter @comicscomics.