It’s open mic night on a Thursday. The crowd is appropriately warmed up after a couple drinks and a few pity chuckles thrown the way of some up-and-coming comedians. What you want – nay, what you need – is someone to take the stage, step up under the bright stage lights and absolutely kill it. You need someone to tell a stream of jokes that tread the fine line between hilarious, offensive and niche. For my money I wouldn’t want anyone else behind that curtain than the man himself – Pigeon Boy!
Artist Matthew Lauricella (better known as Pigeon Boy) has been raised on a healthy diet of cartoons, comics and skateboard graphics. With his signature fine liners and a sharp-witted imagination, Pigeon Boy creates potent satirical work that give little insights into the strange contradictions of everyday life. Whether it be crabby business men, beer-drinking skaters, bong-hitting bogans, or a set of giant testicles riding a skateboard (you read that right), nothing is off limits for Lauricella.
We caught up with Pigeon Boy for an interview, but not just any interview… an illustrated one!