The man who mixes macabre and mainstream

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Cartoonist Gahan (pronounced GAY-in) Wilson has been described as playfully dark. As someone who could draw a toothy monster next to a contemporary figure. Dealing with a subject that’s light… or very, very heavy.

You probably have seen his illustrations featured in the New Yorker and National Lampoon, where his comic strip titled Nuts was published.

Today, Wilson is 83, and his skill at juxtaposing the good, bad and ugly is the subject of a new documentary that premieres tonight.

KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis spoke with director Steven-Charles Jaffe, whose new documentary is called “Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird”.

There’s more about the film here.