Serious Drawings by Marc Johns

Serious Drawings

photo by Marc Johns

Marc Johns has a new book out “Serious Drawings” published by teNeues, which features some of his wonderful not-so-serious drawings.

This offbeat collection of whimsical illustrations gently plays with our preconceptions. As we browse this selection of illustrated jests, we enter the artist’s absurd and childlike world. Seemingly simple, these spare images are complex in their implications. Odd juxtapositions make us laugh and then think. As Marc Johns himself remarks “finding the humor in things often means finding the truth.”

The world is controlled by a rabbit

illustration by Marc Johns

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.