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During his session "Is There a Secret to Writing Funny?" Alan Zweibel asked Adriana Trigiani, the subject of this illustration, to offer input.

Session description:

Is There a Secret to Writing Funny? (Alan Zweibel): Erma Bombeck wrote, “There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” Great humor writers — from Mark Twain to Tina Fey — have been adept at straddling those thin lines. Learn how to write funnier from one of the funniest writers in the country. Tapping into his wealth of experience as a television writer, screenwriter, playwright and novelist, Alan Zweibel will offer his secrets for writing humorous essays, sketches, stand-up routines, blogs and novels.

Artist's Note

This drawing I tried to keep as loose as possible because this session was as loose as any. There was so much positive energy in this room, and I got caught up in the moment myself and regret not adding more color. It was a tough one because so many good ideas were being said by speaker Adriana Trigiani that I could barely keep up.


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