Art is Somewhat Like Spit

February 1, 2012

Ivan Brunetti is to famous to have his own website, or at least I can’t find it. In any case, Brunetti has been described (by wikipedia) as being noted for combining blackly humorous taboo-laden subject matter with simplified and exaggerated cartoon drawing styles. I wonder if he wrote that himself. He’s a wonderful cartoonist and an all around hilarious personality…on paper. I love to quote him and here are some aphorisms from the man himself:

“Cartoonists are, at heart, doodlers. And the doodle has its own authority, directness and power; it is both primal and sophisticated.”

“Art is somewhat like spit. It does not repulse or even worry us while it is still inside of us, but once it exits our body, it becomes disgusting.”

If you are at all interested in cartooning don’t hesitate to read his book Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice, which was published in 2011.


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