Joel Dovev has created something out of nothing. The something is a laugh-out-loud funny calendar (and concept) and the nothing is...well...not literally nothing, but as close as you can get in the physical realm. Many of us have had the experience of finding otherworldly tchotchkes and trinkets in our parent's houses, but Dovev saw the comic potential like nobody before him and put on a full-fledged exhibition online, in book form, and now as a calendar.
I am extremely picky about wall calendars, but as soon as I found out this was available I ordered it, and what a great decision that proved to be. The illustrations range from the merely strange to the totally surreal, while the captions are more than up to the challenge of commentary on the detritus plaguing countless attics, basements, and, let's face it, prominent display areas in homes across the country.
This is a great choice for a 2012 calendar, particularly for those who have been forced to sort through their parent's belongings.
Now for the answer to the question I posed in the title: of course the clown is smiling "because he just ate a box of puppies." As if that wasn't self-evident!