artist of the week: hugleikur dagsson

 hugleikur dagsson

hugleikur dagsson

The genius that is Hugleikur Dagsson (Akureyri, Iceland, b. 1977) was raised in Reykjavik by a playwright mother and journalist father. Dagsson has mastered many different paths in his career; he has published about 20 books, written 3 plays and 1 animated TV show. Unsurprisingly, he also does stand up comedy. He is mostly known for his satirical comics with underlying comments on politics, religion, love, parenting, death and more.

Some people don't consider Dagsson an artist considering his continuous use of stick figures. They deem it "too easy." Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I personally find that statement quite ignorant. It's like the same people who go to museums and point to abstract paintings saying " I could've done that." Who cares, that's not the point.

When you see his work, and how much he depicts through his clever drawings by using so little; it's amazing. I find him brilliant.

 adding a little of pop culture to catholicism

adding a little of pop culture to catholicism

Dagsson confronts taboos through his work, mostly from a satirical angle, which is why a lot of people find his work controversial and offensive. Although much of his work does have some underlying truth to it, this kind of twisted comedy is not for the faint of heart so as long as your sense of humour is not too sophisticated and you don't easily get offended then you'll be fine reading this post. You probably shouldn't laugh at most of them, but you will.

In the era of social media we find meme's shared all over the place, most of which recently contain a type of crude humour. You could consider Dagsson's cartoons as next-level memes.

 a lighter approach addressing domestic violence

a lighter approach addressing domestic violence

 could this be more relevant to today?

could this be more relevant to today?

 a play on the famous song "stairway to heaven"

a play on the famous song "stairway to heaven"

You can find more of dagsson's witty comics, books and merchandise on his website . From his jokes to word play on book titles and songs, you will definitely be amused.

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All images courtesy of Hugleikur Dagsson.