Cutegasm! or the Commodification of Cartoons, Cupcakes, Penguins and Prostitots

Ted Enik, illustrator and children’s book author, is a cuteness perveyor—just take a look at his sketches of talking pigs and friendly dragons. Tonight, Enik discusses why most of us are drawn to—and consequently, inundated with—adorable things, from doe-eyed cartoons to compact cars. (Here’s a hint: The happy part of your brain that gets a buzz from food and drugs is also triggered by babies. Yeah, we learned something new, too.)