Funny… Not

I just don’t get it; I don’t know what people find funny about Roz Chast’s cartoons. They are so depressingly unfunny. I love the New Yorker, and the cartoons are exceptional, but jeez, what’s with her stuff? For example, see this issue’s Chast cartoon.

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OK, we get it, some kind of crisis is always in the news, and people are freaking out, but the idea of a cartoon, I think,  is to bring a slanted commentary of the reality, a funny commentary on the issue. Here she just draws the obvious, the reality. SO what’s the fun in this? What’s the special angle of looking at things that she brings to the table?

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