How to meet the man behind these disturbing cartoons

How to meet the man behind these disturbing cartoons

Twisted tales

Text: Adibah Isa

Image: Instagram | @sirjoancornella

Enjoy dark humour disguised in a bright, light and comtemporary form? Meet the Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Joan Cornellà in Singapore this June for his solo exhibition

If you grew up loving Happy Tree Friends, you'll take a liking to Joan Cornellà's cartoons. Embracing the darker side of life, the Barcelona-based artist works either on one or a series of wordless comics. Touching on the very things that make us human in this 21st century existence — technology, loneliness and isolation, narcissism — and of course, the occasional dismemberment, Cornellà offers a brutally honest and alternative view that's pretty refreshing.

With Singapore as the only Southeast Asia stop on his solo exhibition tour, don't miss the chance the pick the brains of this talent. While tickets for the opening night have been sold out, you can still sign up for the second signing session on 25 June, limited to 100 people. Take a look at some of Cornellà's morbid works below. A word of warning: They're not for everyone — heck, he's even been banned once by Facebook.

'Joan Cornellà: A Solo Exhibition' is happening from 24 June to 3 July at Far Out!, 188-8 Tanjong Katong Road. For more information, click here.