"THAT'S NOT FUNNY-YET!" is a collection of often darky humourous and twisted cartoons drawn by the author while he was recuperating from a serious and painful neurological condition.
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From snowmen contemplating the dark mortality implicit in the coming spring, to the self referential cleverness of cartoon characters discussing their own roles, these are not your typical single panel "yuks".
It is a strange country, it is a big and strange land, prone to pratfalls caused by slipping on Freudian banana peels and where clowns definfinitely are not funny. Yet....
Dustin Covey is a cartoonist to watch - his multi decade career as an artist and designer shows in these drawings, and although this is his first book of cartoons, we can only hope it is not his last.