Its the sarcastic powerhouse for the phony news epoch. LiarTowns creator Sean Tejaratchi tells us how he fantasy up cooking with snaps, furious moo-cow stamps and that age-old Smiths classic Lovely Gary
Rodward Manshawl’s crosswords are not easy. Here’s 47 down:” Cockney rhyming slang for excess banking costs”( six words ). Now try 46 across: “Carbonated urine”( four characters ). What can the answers be? We will never know. Why? Because the clues were made up by graphic designer and ex-photo-retoucher Sean Tejaratchi, a satirist who was included in Rolling Stone’s 25 funniest people on Twitter in 2012.
Tejaratchi spoofed the New York Times crossword and, as a final touching, came up with a daft compiler figure. Like everything else in Tejaratchi’s world, Rodward Manshawl is fake, but not so forgery that he scarcity verisimilitude.” What I try to do ,” Tejaratchi says,” is create a zone of plausibility .”
Since 2013, the 47 -year-old has posted such scrupulous fakes on a Tumblr blog called LiarTownUSA, a merger of sarcastic takedowns appealing both to followers of the Onion and to graphic layout nerds yearning for perfect pastiches of 1950 s erotic fiction or 70 s knitting magazines. He is at his funniest, though, when he goes beyond the zone of plausibility and casts up today’s smug mores. There’s his takedown of celeb periodicals, announced Not Those Assholes Again, and his scope of hectoring vegan stamps, the 40 -cent one illustrating a moo-cow with the slogan:” I expired for your sins .”