Today’s featured artist is a man of mystery. I scoured the internet to find out more information about this man. I must have spent two whole hours looking — which is like 6 days in internet time! All I could find on him is this:
Ariel Molvig has only just started at The New Yorker, having published his first cartoon in the magazine in 2005. Before that, he worked as a carpenter, roofer, solicitor, waiter, cashier, futon maker, and actor/model in Japan. He now lives in Pennsylvania.
Regardless of his mysterious background and suspicious lack of blog and magazine interviews, he is a really funny guy. His art is straight forward, highly graphic (pictorial not bloody), and reads quickly. His jokes hit you almost right away.
I’d bet he’s really good at pictionary.
When I see his gags I hear a voice in the back of my mind that says, “It’s the funny, stupid.”
It sounds so easy, and yet I rarely think my cartoons are funny enough. Oh well…
Look at all the funny cartoons below!