Sandbox World favorite Ivan Brunetti of Misery Loves Comedy fame is back with a new book called, Aesthetics: A Memoir. I am excited to see the workings of his mind that crafted a whole unique universe that both offended and surprised the reader. The simplicity of his lined art weighs heavy in thought and execution.
Born to working-class parents in a small town in Italy, and reared in Chicago, Ivan Brunetti (b. 1967) was drawn to cartoons and comic strips from an early age. Finding inspiration in Spider-Man and Peanuts, he began crafting his own stories and gradually developed a unique style that he applied to imaginative, sometimes shocking subjects. The dark humor of his graphic novels earned him a cult following, yet his illustrations have had broad appeal. Now recognized as an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Brunetti has published his work in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney’s, among others.