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  • DESIGN HUMOR BY STEVEN HELLER

    DESIGN HUMOR BY STEVEN HELLER

    A mindmap of the use of humor in graphic design.


  • DRAWING MAKE ‘EM LAUGH

    DRAWING MAKE ‘EM LAUGH

    Sketchbook mind maps of the last two episodes of the Make Em Laugh PBS Series.


  • MAKE ‘EM LAUGH SOME MORE

    MAKE ‘EM LAUGH SOME MORE

    Mind maps of the second two episodes of the PBS series on American comedy, MAKE ‘EM LAUGH.


  • MAKE ‘EM LAUGH

    MAKE ‘EM LAUGH

    Mind maps of the first two episodes of the PBS series on American comedy, MAKE ‘EM LAUGH.


  • GEORGE CARLIN, R.I.P.

    GEORGE CARLIN, R.I.P.

    My best friend and I, when we were young we used to listen to George Carlin cds before we fell asleep. He was our philosopher king.


  • STEVE MARTIN ON STAND-UP COMEDY

    STEVE MARTIN ON STAND-UP COMEDY

    Mindmap of Steve Martin’s stand-up memoir, BORN STANDING UP.


  • JULIAN GOUGH ON COMEDY

    JULIAN GOUGH ON COMEDY

    Julian Gough on the reason so many novels are tragic as opposed to comic, and why it doesn’t have to be that way.


  • LAUGHING WITH KAFKA

    LAUGHING WITH KAFKA

    “For me, a signal frustration in trying to read Kafka with college students is that it is next to impossible to get them to see that Kafka is funny…Nor to appreciate the way funniness is bound up with the extraordinary power of his stories. Because, of course, great short stories and great jokes have a […]


  • BILL HICKS ON COMEDY

    BILL HICKS ON COMEDY

    If comedy is an escape from anything, it is an escape from illusions. The comic, by using the Voice of Reason, reminds us of our True Reality, and in that moment of recognition, we laugh, and the “reality of the daily grind” is shown for what it really is—unreal…a joke. True comedy turns circles into […]


  • SOME NOTES ON NATHANIEL WEST

    SOME NOTES ON NATHANIEL WEST

    Nathaniel West on “Miss Lonelyhearts” as a comic strip, and American violence.



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