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Point Your Face at This: Drawings

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  1,564 Ratings  ·  186 Reviews
The New York Times bestselling writer and comedian Demetri Martin is back with a brand new collection of drawings that urge you to:


In his first book, This Is a Book, Demetri Martin introduced fans and readers to his unique brand of long-form humor writing. That book spent twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller list Now Demetri returns with an
ebook, 192 pages
Published March 19th 2013 by Grand Central Publishing (first published October 1st 2012)
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Mar 25, 2013 daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
i vowed to buy the book if a randomly selected page made me laugh out loud--

just so happens i agree wholeheartedly that the sport of volleyball would be much improved by making one player on each team wear a blindfold.
Jan 23, 2015 Brittni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well I wouldn't say that about these pictures. Mainly because there are a lot of stick figures and graphs involved. But each page is definitely worth a solid 20 words each. And if you talk to someone about the pictures that number goes up exponentially. Maybe not exponentially but at least by double. Unless it's someone who usually has the same opinion as you. Then it would probably just be 22, you know, 20 of your words and their "I agree" as the ad ...more
Jun 05, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As always, Demetri Martin's superior wit shines in this collection of drawings. Think of it as a picture book for adults. It took me less that 2 hours to read the entire book, and that's because I had to think about some of them. I loved a lot of his observations, and his sense of humor can sometimes be silly, but never stupid. I've always liked Demitri because of his ability to be funny in different mediums: stand-up, songs, sketch comedy (miss the show!) and drawings. This collection demonstra ...more
I enjoyed Martin’s last book This Is a Book. It was a combination of drawings and essays. You have to appreciate his humor to appreciate the essays but the drawings are pretty universal. One was a picture of highway traffic and all the cars were labeled ‘Idiot’ except for one labeled ‘Me.’
Point Your Face at This is an entire book of those drawings. My favorites were the break room and the ‘3D person in our living room’ drawings. I kind of wish I could get a small print of the last one and hang
Mar 21, 2013 Sally rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like Demetri Martin's stand-up, this book is at times simplistic, clever, and profound--and sometimes all at the same time. His penchant for palindromes, wordplay, and puzzles is indulged throughout this book, which will appeal to thoughtful readers and fans of Gary Larson's The Far Side (whom Martin credits as one of his big influences).
Oct 30, 2016 Alarice rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had high expectations for Demetri Martin. I loved his first book and I love his stand up comedy. Howver, I found myself thinking only a few pages were actually funny. Maybe if this was written by an unknown author I would have given it 3/5, but I know Demetri Martin can do better.
Jack Sallay
Jan 19, 2013 Jack Sallay rated it really liked it
Got the chance to read an advance copy. Fantastic, as always. But wish it was published as a hardcover.
Tyler Lutz
Jun 20, 2013 Tyler Lutz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A complete and utter rip off of Gary Larson, but that's OK in my book.
Tamás Fábián
Feb 13, 2017 Tamás Fábián rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Incredibly witty and light read. Love it <3
Becky Shaknovich
May 03, 2013 Becky Shaknovich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a book of drawings. It's funny. I LOL-ed on the subway several times. It would be ideal to read this book with at least one other person around so you can point and say "Ohmigawd looook!" And then laugh. I suppose I could have showed it to strangers on the train, but that's probably ill-advised.

I tend to find most mainstream comedy offensive. This book only offended me mildly, and only a few times. Good job, Mr. Martin. Gold star.

Martin's last book had drawings interspersed with text. I t
Erin Boyington
Mar 05, 2014 Erin Boyington rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
A stand-up comic's compilation of his simple and pun-filled sketches, part xkcd, part The Far Side .

Demetri Martin had a short-lived show on Comedy Central, and I remember his drawings being the best part. It's full of visual punning and absurdity (there's even a desert island drawing for those Far Side fans). The jokes are sometimes buried, but many of them made me laugh out loud after the moment of realization. There are a few duds, too, but they pass so briefly. This book could likely be rea
Vonze (Yvonne)
I'm honestly, probably, a little bias because I already love Demetri Martin's comedy and I've watched all of the episodes of his show via Netflix. How to describe him? He's like a smart Napoleon Dynamite, Bob Dylan/Neil Young, hipster, nerd, with a dash of best friend who is bored and likes to doodle in class.

This book showcases more of his clever and witty drawings. They play a big part in his comedy. I don't know how he comes up with some of them. Some are laugh-out-loud hilarious, some are ge
Jun 02, 2014 Keely rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Martin's intelligence and depth bring meaning to these drawings/commentaries that I didn't expect in a humor book. I am always surprised by his perspective and perceptions of the world. He navigates our social and linguistic constructs deftly, revealing the absurd and ultra-pseudo-logical as well as those profound human truths that we all think we're alone in experiencing. What it comes down to is this: I literally couldn't put the book down until I'd finished it; I was concerned I'd wake my sle ...more
Apr 03, 2013 Liesl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, 2013
This is what I imagined This is a Book was going to be like. Martin's wit and humor shine through in his drawings, several of which made me laugh out loud. But it is mostly a collection of random drawings, which feels a little lazy and easy. I would have liked to see a few sequential drawings, which do occasionally appear in his act, or material categorized by topic or theme so that the included content didn't feel so unrelated. I chuckled a greater amount while reading this book, but appreciate ...more
Ryan Bailey
Nov 07, 2014 Ryan Bailey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun way to spend half an hour.
I've liked Martin's stand up routines and Comedy Central sketch show for like 10 years, and pre-ordered and read his previous book, "This is a Book." As I read this one, I suspected that I had seen a couple of these drawings before, on his show, but maybe it was just so much his style that it just felt familiar.
I was surprised at how many of the drawings here were not comedy, but poignant, or just depressing. This is the first time I felt like I got a gl
Mar 19, 2013 Nancy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-read
I got this book as a first read.

If you like Demetri Martin (which I do) you will like the book because you are already used to his comedy but even someone who isn't familiar with his stand up will like it because the drawings while simple are thought out and many are pretty funny. There are a few that aren't but the majority are.

I think I would have liked it a bit better if the book had been a bigger format which would have made some of the drawings a bit clearer. It is a very quick "read", on
Mar 20, 2013 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Classic Demetri Martin-style sketch humor. Seriously, it's all drawings. John Green would love this book, because of the high volume of humorous Venn Diagrams. I have to say, Martin can make some surprisingly sophisticated jokes with some simple drawings. Not to say that most or all of the are sophisticated, but there are some surprises in there. If you're a Demetri Martin fan, you're going to love this book, get it! If you're not, well, maybe you should look him up on YouTube before you buy it.
Gian Ortiz
Nov 30, 2013 Gian Ortiz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is extrodenary and is a book about a story on each page I believe this man is not just a aourther and artist but a einevator and is great at what he does my grandma is the one who bought me the book and is also the one to recommend it I was suprised becuase it was kind of a michour since of humor yet she had trust me enough to let me read it and she new I was mouchor enough to understand it I liked the book because it was funny and it was a very good book in all even though it is a pic ...more
Laura Brown
Apr 28, 2014 Laura Brown rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short, one-liner animations, very Gary Larson (in the best way possible). It took me about 15 minutes to read the entire book, and I'm glad I got it at a library instead of purchasing it - it can even be read discreetly in your nearest bookstore, if you're broke. Definitely laugh-out-loud for a solid few of the pages, and agreeable head-nodding for the rest. I liked Bo Burnham's book a bit more, which is in the same vein a book of quips. If you liked Martin, check Bo's out as well.

A talented co
Apr 13, 2013 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a fan of Demetri Martin's comedy, I enjoyed this small little book. The whole book is a giant picture book for adults, filled with humors drawing (like the ones he draws during his stand up specials)with clever word play. Word play is one of Demetri Martins talents and this book is basically what Martin does when he tells jokes. It's a super fast read, anyone can read it under 15 minutes, and whats even better is that anyone whose is anyone will enjoy the jokes. It's just a nice object to hav ...more
Ron Davidson
Demetri Martin is one of my favorite comedians, and I liked his first book quite a bit. But this book -- eh, it was okay, but it didn't make me roll on the floor laughing. The entire book can be read in a few minutes, since it consists entirely of line drawings and charts (for lack of a better word). If you have seen his stand-up act (where he frequently uses drawing and graphics), you will recognize his style in the book -- very simple, sometimes profound, sometimes just a little corny. It's a ...more
Apr 12, 2013 Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Martin is a madcap genius. Those absurd "what-if?" thoughts that flit through your brain and die? He holds on to those, mulls them, records them. I think that's his secret. There are some misses here, but there are some hits that you have goggling at his talent. He has the combined ingenuity of the clever parts of famous cartoonists' brains. Some Far Side here, some Non Sequitur there, some Argyle Sweater, et al. It's all crammed in. It's astonishing, really.
Jul 22, 2013 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just got this book today from my 'Secret Friend' at work (we're so cool!) and really enjoyed it. I was confused at first because I have never read or heard of Demetri Martin before but as I started reading I was laughing at his smart, fun, crude and silly drawings! 'Point Your Face At This' is definitely worth a look and I think I will be looking back on it and sharing the drawings with friends for some time to come.
Sep 24, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
I love Demetri Martin. His first book (This is a Book) had me laughing nonstop. This one is 100% drawings and there's still some good stuff in there but it wasn't quite as funny. I admit there were a handful of drawings that I couldn't even figure out--just pure bizarreness. But I must say I particularly love his Venn diagrams and charts. That's where his super powers lie.

Best for older teens and up, due to some profanity and mature themes in some of the drawings.
Nobody  Owens
Apr 17, 2013 Nobody Owens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had my face pointed at this the whole time I was "reading"/looking at this. My eyes saw and tried to make my brain understand the meaning of every page I had my face pointing at. I laughed audibly a couple of times and imagined myself laughing for most of the book.

I changed my rating from five to four stars several times. I didn't feel right giving the extra star since it is mostly pictures. Ha!
Oct 21, 2013 Jami rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comedy-humor
I am not familiar with his work, so had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised when I got into this and found myself highly amused. There were a few drawings I didn't get, but most made me laugh out loud. I can see how this type of humor would not appeal to everyone, but it certainly appealed to me. I am going to read his first book now! This was a quick and funny read!
Carrie Shaurette
May 02, 2013 Carrie Shaurette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult
I was thrilled to see Demetri Martin abandon the narrative writing structure that he used with mixed success in This Is a Book and stick to what he is best at, witty drawings, charts, and brief observations. This book is laugh out loud hilarious and can definitely be read in one sitting. Highly recommended for anyone who appreciates sarcastic humor.
Ian Allan
Jul 30, 2013 Ian Allan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He's got a nice touch. Think of the great cartoons Gary Larson used to draw. Martin has some of that. I like Martin's comedy in written form better than in standup. (I've got a couple of his CDs; they're OK, but once you've heard them, you have very little desire to ever put them on for a second listen.)
Marlene Medina
Mar 22, 2013 Marlene Medina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Martin's second book did not disappoint! Prior to reading, I was a little concerned about whether or not it would keep my attention but it certainly did. I read it over a long period of time-- maybe 10 pages a day about 3 days a week. Every moment I spent 'pointing my face' at the book, my face was very happy & LQTMing. *wink*
Debra Lowman
Mar 24, 2013 Debra Lowman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had watched Demetri Martin on Comedy Central. His jokes are simple, clean and very funny. His second book, Point Your Face at This: Drawings, follows his comedic style. Each page is a simple line drawing, word play or palindrome and each is silly, funny, or just makes you snort.

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Demetri Martin is an American comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer and humorist. Martin is best known for his work as a stand-up comedian, contributor on The Daily Show and for his Comedy Central show Important Things with Demetri Martin.

Martin is known for being an unconventional stand-up comic. He uses extensive wordplay (particularly paraprosdokians), one-liners, and drawings on a "large p
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