Joan Cornellà Has Mastered the Art of the Gruesome Comic

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Nov 27, 2014
References: elblogdejoancornella.blogspot & itsnicethat
Joan Cornellà creates comics so disturbed, they will trouble even the most neurotic Reddit user.

Cornellà's colorful comics look cheerful on the outset, but the six-panel narratives reveal something hopeless and tragic about the human condition. It's like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes off of. The comics include one of two armless men, one of whom is wearing a shirt emblazoned with the phrase "Free Hugs." Another composition features a man blow-torching a cow into the shape of a dog; he then presents the mutated, bloody creature to his daughter as a pet.

Looking at Cornellà's art is meant to disturb and unsettle. It's meant to make you feel uncomfortable, so don't shy away from his morbid genius if you can help it!