Emily Steer is the deputy editor of Elephant magazine. She joined the team in 2015 as online editor, having previously worked for five years as a freelance arts and food journalist (specializing in abrasive cheeses) for titles including the Telegraph, Time Out, Grazia, i-D and Munchies. She studied at Central Saint Martins and Camberwell College of Arts, graduating with a BA in Drawing. She has since refused to draw a single thing, despite ongoing encouragement from the Elephant team.
In issue 33 we speak with artists who are making funny, often using humour to explore life’s dark or bewildering elements. We discuss comedy as a bridge-maker, and as a way to address otherwise impenetrable topics with honesty and catharsis.