Cover Illustrator Eric Yahnker Talks Magic Beans, Slacktivism, and Politically Correct Snack Foods with LA CANVAS
You’re going to get the joke right away. If not, you’ll still smile. Relish in that smirk, you should be proud of yourself for “getting it,” so quickly, and good for you, you “it getter.” But before you reward yourself with that dutch wrap and fro-yo, take a closer look at that illustration, be caught off guard by the astonishing skill required in immortalizing those butt holes in that Indian headdress (see. Chiefy Chief 5 Bunghole Hat)
For a man who had expected us humans to be extinct by now, Satirist and graphite guru, Eric Yahnker is having one hell of a time capitalizing on the accumulative laughability of our western pop and political cultures. Yahnker’s idiosyncratic strain of lowbrow, fine art is brimming with irreverence, familiar characters, punch lines, and, of course, all those diner condiments.
LAC: Magic beans . . . myth or breakfast?
YAHNKER: More like a prescription.
LAC: Do you play well with others?
YAHNKER: Pass me the ball and you’re probably not getting it back.
LAC: What kind of bird are you?
YAHNKER: Ivory-billed woodpecker.
LAC: Historical crush?
YAHNKER: Col. Sanders.
LAC: Clint Eastwood or John Wayne?
YAHNKER: That’s like choosing which one of my nuts to lop off. Way too difficult.
LAC: Tits or Ass?
YAHNKER: Ass cheeks with nipples.
READ THE FULL FEATURE PIECE ON ERIC YAHNKER HERE.