Cartoon fables with strange reversals
April 28, 2013 3:36 PM   Subscribe

Holy hotdogs, Spanish surrealist illustrator Joan Cornellà, just what the heck is going on?
posted by cortex (14 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

I dunno what's going on, but whatever it is, it's got a Perry Bible Fellowship feel to it.
posted by 2N2222 at 3:55 PM on April 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'd say Mark Newgarden / Daniel Clowes influence visually (with a touch of Aragones' humor).
posted by idiopath at 4:13 PM on April 28, 2013

Reminded me of the video for Paranoid Android.
posted by afx237vi at 4:15 PM on April 28, 2013

2N2222, I'd have gone with Three Word Phrase. (The "the" link reminded me of this one.)
posted by kenko at 4:20 PM on April 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

Who could blame her?
posted by sneebler at 4:21 PM on April 28, 2013

Cool. Reminds me of Cowboy Henk.
posted by codacorolla at 4:26 PM on April 28, 2013 [2 favorites]

Reminds me of Ivan Brunetti or Sam Henderson. I'm loathe to direct link either of those two though, as their intentionally transgressive/absurd meta-humor is emphatically not for everybody. Brunetti, in particular, writes a lot of one panel gags plumbing the absolute worst shit you can imagine. Google him if you like, but be warned that it's not a matter of "if" he will offend you, but to what degree and to how sick to your stomach you become.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:52 PM on April 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

Actually, this link shows a few cartoons of Brunetti's with an essay contextualizing. Henderson is bad, but not that bad, so here's one of his cartoons, too. his works comes from a more childlike place, though it's frequently kinda out there, too.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:57 PM on April 28, 2013

Joan Cornelia, do you need to talk about something? It's okay, this is a safe space. Do you need a hug? It's okay big guy, bring it on in. Bring it on in.
posted by clockbound at 5:02 PM on April 28, 2013

Doesn't she know that colour bombshell is so last year?
posted by arcticseal at 5:13 PM on April 28, 2013

Pro tip: the name Joan in Catalan is an analogue of Juan. Pretty sure this is a guy's artwork, not a lady's.
posted by elizardbits at 5:20 PM on April 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

Coincidentally - what with the previous post being about Monty Python, Joan mentions how much they have inspired him in this interview with Doze magazine [a little bit NSFW on the side].
posted by unliteral at 6:45 PM on April 28, 2013

posted by homunculus at 7:00 PM on April 28, 2013 [3 favorites]

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