Artist’s 30 Dark Humor Comics That Explores The Damnedest Desires
Margareth SuPublished on
When it comes to dark humor, Needle Wig has a very healthy dose of it in his comics. The world will indeed be a better place with more positive people sharing positive thoughts. But the dark side of our souls and mind love laughing at these comics as if something within us was satisfied.
Needle Wig may only have 3.3k followers on Instagram, but it is a growing number as more people join his ranks. But then, how did dark humor came to be, and who was the first person to use that term?
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Dark humor or black comedy was a term first used by André Breton in 1935. The surrealist theorist was trying to interpret writings and saw how laughter managed to come out of cynical remarks and skeptic views, typically revolving around death. He then used it for his book titled ‘Anthology of Black Humor.’ But whose writings was Breton looking at?
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Laurence Sterne’s 1759 novel ‘Tristram Shandy’ with self-mutilation jokes was possibly one of the earliest writings that revolve around black humor. But the history of its existence can be seen in the writings of as far back as ancient Greeks. Did you know that dark humor was also called gallows humor?
As a mechanism to raise morale, did you also know that dark humor is pretty effective? Albeit dark and sometimes grotesque, black comedy undermines the morale of oppressors and strengthen the oppressed. A study in 2017 also showed that people who enjoy dark humor usually are more resistant towards negative feelings and less aggravated with higher IQs.
We hope you enjoyed your daily dose of dark humor!