By Erich Beasley
(Mark Batty Publisher, Paperback, 9781935613152, 96pp.)
Publication Date: May 24, 2011
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Erich Beasley likes to laugh, and he likes to laugh with the comedians that make him laugh. Comics’ Comics is the result of Beasley’s pursuit to meet his favorite stand-up comedians and hair-brained actors and have them draw an off-the-cuff cartoon in his journal. The illustrations run the gamut of the comedy spectrum, from base and slightly offensive to drop-dead funny and downright strange. Some of these comedians seem to be practiced illustrators, while others seem barely literate. Along with every illustration, Beasley has included a photograph of these comedians in the their natural habitats—backstage at clubs, usually late at night—as well as brief anecdotes about approaching these people with his strange but sincere request: Will you draw me something funny?
With original illustrations from the likes of Jeff Garlin, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, Robert Smigel, Molly Shannon, Eugene Mirman, Jim Breuer, Max Brooks, Rob Cantrell, Julia Sweeney, Monty Python's Terry Jones and many, many more, this book is sure to appeal to fans of comedy and celebrity.
Erich Beasley haunts Chicago’s comedy clubs and improv stages.