LARTIST SELF-PORTRAITLar DeSouza (known as @lartist on Twitter) is the cartoonist and caricaturist who created the poster art for our last three stage shows: The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), and William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged). We talk about our shared cultural sensibilities, the power of the pop-culture mashup, the joy of participating and imagining, the things you discover when you combine cultural universes and create new contexts, the wonder of being a line junkie, horrible depictions of Santa Claus, the beauty of combining Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer with Stephen King, the value of emulating your heroes, the value of sharing on social media, and the enormous benefit of not discriminating and having no filters. (Length 24:36)

LONG LOST POSTERCOMEDY poster jpegThe Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)