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Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People  - Matthew Diffee - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 9:00pm</span>

Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People

10/24/2015 - 9:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301 & 302

Matthew Diffee is a star cartoonist at The New Yorker, heralded as “the de facto leader of a young generation of cartoonists” by the Wall Street Journal, and editor of the acclaimed volumes of The Rejection Collection. He often jokes that the people who “don’t get” his cartoons are universally ugly and dumb. Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People will only appeal to those who get him—aka, those who are smart and attractive—which makes it the perfect gift! Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People—the first solo collection of Diffee’s work—will keep readers entertained and laughing on the beach. The one-panel cartoons are sorted into types: smart, attractive religious people; smart, attractive lumberjacks; smart, attractive sports fans; smart, attractive pet owners; smart, attractive people who love (or hate) children. These ingeniously designed sequences contain Diffee’s funniest drawings and writings from the past decade as well as new cartoons and sketches (which always cater to the ridiculously handsome and brilliant, natch). 

Matthew Diffee

About Presenter Matthew Diffee


Matthew Diffee has been contributing cartoons to The New Yorker since 1999. His work has also appeared in TimeThe Huffington PostThe Believer and Texas Monthly magazines. He is the editor of three volumes of “The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw and Never Will See in The New Yorker” published by Simon & Schuster and a new book for Scribner called “Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People.” He’s done illustration work for bands like the Punch Brothers and for a special collector’s edition of Stephen King’s novel “Under the Dome.” Last year Diffee received the Reuben Award for best single panel cartoonist of the year and was recently named Chairman of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society. Diffee has spoken at such prestigious venues as The Smithsonian Institute, The New Yorker Festival, TEDx and South By Southwest Interactive. He has also appeared on college and comedy stages all over the country and has been featured in The New York TimesThe Washington Post and on CNN, PBS, ABC, CBS and NPR’s Fresh Air, and All Things Considered.


Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People

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