The Elephant Issue 33

How can laughter help to ease pain? What is the world’s oldest joke? Why did the elephant cross the road? In issue 33 The Elephant Magazine speak with artists who are making funny, often using humour to explore life’s dark or bewildering elements. There’s the occasional laugh to be had too, starting with Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s evil wolf/grandma hybrid featured on the cover.


This issue features Encounters with the cover artists, as well as Lubaina Himid, Ian Davenport, Anne Collier and Kehinde Wiley, and have two Paper Galleries—one dedicated to the work of celebrated Leviathan creator Shazeed Dawood, the other to young painters who are turning the world on its head.