Comics & Graphic Novels

You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack

Cartoons

Author: Tom Gauld

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 9781770461048

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 1975

“Precise and wryly hilarious...Gauld's both a literature nerd and a science-fiction nerd whose deadpan mashups belong on the same shelf as R. Sikoryak, Michael Kupperman, and Kate Beaton.”—NPR, Best Books of 2013 A new collection from the Guardian and New York Times Magazine cartoonist The New York Times Magazine cartoonist Tom Gauld follows up his widely praised graphic novel Goliath with You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, a collection of cartoons made for The Guardian. Over the past eight years, Gauld has produced a weekly cartoon for the Saturday Review section of Britain’s best-regarded newspaper. Only a handful of comics from this huge and hilarious body of work have ever been printed in North America—and these have been available exclusively within the pages of the prestigious Believer magazine. You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack distills perfectly Gauld’s dark humor, impeccable timing, and distinctive style. Arrests by the fiction police and imaginary towns designed by Tom Waits intermingle hilariously with piercing observations about human behavior and whimsical imaginings of the future. Again and again, Gauld reaffirms his position as a first-rank cartoonist, creating work infused with a deep understanding of both literary and cartoon history.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Baking With Kafka

Author: Tom Gauld

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 9781770462960

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 9461

A best-of collection of literary humour cartoons from the critically-acclaimed Guardian cartoonist In his inimitable style, British cartoonist Tom Gauld has opened comics to a crossover audience and challenged perceptions of what the medium can be. Noted as a “book-lover’s cartoonist,” Gauld’s weekly strips in The Guardian, Britain’s most well-regarded newspaper, stitch together the worlds of literary criticism and pop culture to create brilliantly executed, concise comics. Simultaneously silly and serious, Gauld adds an undeniable lightness to traditionally highbrow themes. From sarcastic panels about the health hazards of being a best-selling writer to a list of magical items for fantasy writers (such as the Amulet of Attraction, which summons mainstream acceptance, Hollywood money, and fresh coffee), Gauld’s cartoons are timely and droll—his trademark British humour, impeccable timing, and distinctive visual style sets him apart from the rest. Lauded both for his frequent contributions to New Scientist, The Guardian and The New York Times, and his Eisner-nominated graphic novels, Tom Gauld is one of the most celebrated cartoonists working today. In Baking with Kafka, he proves this with one witty, sly, ridiculous comic after another.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Goliath

Author: Tom Gauld

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 9781770462991

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

View: 8781

Tom Gauld’s debut graphic novel retelling of a classic myth, now in paperback Since the 2011 release of Goliath, Tom Gauld has solidified himself as one of the world’s most revered and critically-acclaimed cartoonists working today. From his weekly strips in The Guardian and New Scientist, to his lauded graphic novels You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack and Mooncop, Gauld’s fascination with the intersection between history, literary criticism, and pop culture has become the crux of his work. Now in paperback, with a new cover and smaller size, Goliath is a retelling of the classic myth, this time from Goliath’s side of the Valley of Elah. Goliath of Gath isn’t much of a fighter. He would pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the Israelites: “Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight.” Quiet moments in Goliath’s life as an isolated soldier are accentuated by Gauld’s trademark drawing style: minimalist scenery, geometric humans, and densely crosshatched detail. Simultaneously tragic and bleakly funny, Goliath displays a sensitive wit and a bold line—a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized into a classic tale of Gauld’s very own.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Mooncop

Author: Tom Gauld

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 9781770462540

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

View: 4469

The Guardian cartoonist relates the daily deadpan adventures of the last policeman living on the moon "Living on the moon . . . Whatever were we thinking? . . . It seems so silly now." The lunar colony is slowly winding down, like a small town circumvented by a new super highway. As our hero, the Mooncop, makes his daily rounds, his beat grows ever smaller, the population dwindles. A young girl runs away, a dog breaks off his leash, an automaton wanders off from the Museum of the Moon. Each day that the Mooncop goes to work, life gets a little quieter and a little lonelier. As in Goliath, Tom Gauld's retelling of the Bible story, the focus in Gauld's science fiction is personal--no big explosions or grand reveals, just the incremental dissolution of an abandoned project and a person’s slow awakening to his own uselessness. Depicted in the distinctive, matter-of-fact style of Gauld's beloved Guardian strips, Mooncop is equal parts funny and melancholy. Gauld captures essential truths about humanity, making this a story of the past, present, and future, all in one.
Comics & Graphic Novels

The Snooty Bookshop

Fifty Literary Postcards by Tom Gauld

Author: Tom Gauld

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 9781770462977

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 50

View: 4592

Fifty comics from The Guardian, by Britain’s most well regarded cartoonist Tom Gauld (Mooncop, You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, Goliath) has created countless iconic strips for The Guardian over the course of his illustrious career. A master of condensing grand, highbrow themes into one- to eight-panel comics, his weekly strips embody his trademark British humor while simultaneously opening comics to an audience unfamiliar with the artistry that cartooning has to offer. Funny but serious, these comics allow Gauld to put his impressive knowledge of history, literature, and pop culture on full display—his impeccable timing and distinctive visual style setting him apart from the rest. This postcard set celebrates more than a decade of Gauld’s contributions to The Guardian, with fifty of his most beloved strips, on everything from Samuel Beckett’s sitcom pitches (such as Waiting for Kramer: a show where two men await the arrival of a man named Kramer who never comes), “Procrastination for Creative Writers, a 10-Week Course,” and “Poetry Anthologies for People Who Don’t Like Poems.” Witty and beautifully drawn, The Snooty Bookshop will make you chuckle at least fifty times, guaranteed.
Alternative comic books, strips, etc

Both

Author: Tom Gauld,Simone Lia

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747569497

Category: Alternative comic books, strips, etc

Page: 76

View: 3739

A morally outraged sweetcorn kernel, 'folk these days are disgusting! What the bloody hell happed to morals?', some wrestlers going for a wander before their big finale, a rabbit, a monkey nut, bread, bhagis, bittersweet relationships… Exquisitely and intricately drawn, quirky, surreal and very, very funny, BOTH introduces two new brilliant comic artists to the Bloomsbury list alongside Edward Gorey, Steven Appleby and Glen Baxter.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Hunter & Painter

Author: Tom Gauld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976684886

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 24

View: 8080

"A witty look at art and celebrity in 38,000 BC, when a caveman agonizes over what kind of painting to feature in his upcoming exhibition." [Publisher's statement].
Humor

I Think I Can See Where You're Going Wrong

And Other Wise and Witty Comments from Guardian Readers

Author: Marc Burrows

Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing

ISBN: 1783350687

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 6774

The Guardian publishes over forty thousand reader comments a day below the line. This is a miscellany of the best and most baffling thoughts from their witty, well-meaning readers. In the book, Guardian readers ponder the big questions ('Am I the only one who thinks that ham and cheese is a ghastly mix?') reflect with nostalgia on better days ('Airline employees were so much more agreeable back when they were all drunk') and share hard-won wisdom ('Dishwashers make lousy salmon poachers'). This book is best enjoyed with a soy latte in hand and yoga mat under the arm. Please store in an eco-friendly tote bag.
Fiction

The Damned Busters

To Hell and Back

Author: Matthew Hughes

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 0857661043

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5260

After accidentally summoning a demon, Chesney Anstruther refuses to sell his soul, which leads through various confusions to, well, Hell going on strike. Which means that nothing bad ever happens in the world... with disastrous consequences. File Under: Fantasy [ Expletives Deleted | Up Up And Away | Writer Of Life | No Demons ] From the Paperback edition.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Some Comics by Stephen Collins

Author: Stephen Collins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448192072

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

View: 7235

Here are some comics by Stephen Collins. Or, to be precise, a little over 100 comics by Stephen Collins. They constitute your opportunity to a) discover what plastic bags really think about b) learn the true identity of Kim Jong-Un’s life coach c) have everything ruined by the internet Enjoy!
Design

Never Use Futura

Author: Douglas Thomas

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616896663

Category: Design

Page: N.A

View: 8384

It's everywhere, including the moon (on the commemorative plaque left by Apollo 11 astronauts), Nike sneakers, the artworks of Barbara Kruger, Ed Ruscha, and Jenny Holzer, 2001: A Space Odyssey credits, Domino's Pizza boxes, Absolut Vodka bottles, and Red Bull cans. Richard Nixon used it for his presidential campaign, as did Hillary Clinton. Indeed, Futura is one of the most used fonts in the world today—the typeface of modern design—more so even than Helvetica. This fascinating book explores the cultural history and uses of a face that's so common you might not notice, until you start looking, and then you can't escape it. Douglas Thomas traces Futura from its Bauhaus-inspired origin in Paul Renner's 1924 design, to its current role as the go-to choice for corporate work, logos, motion pictures, and advertisements. Never Use Futura is illuminating, sometimes playful, reading, not just for type nerds, but for anyone interested in how typefaces are used, take on meaning, and become a language of their own.
Art

Sequential Drawings

The New Yorker Series

Author: Richard McGuire

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 1101871601

Category: Art

Page: 584

View: 8196

From the author of the widely acclaimed graphic novel Here, awarded the 2016 Prix D'or for best graphic album at Angoulême, a new graphic work that celebrates another aspect of his incomparable genius. Sequential Drawings gathers together more than a decade of McGuire's witty and endlessly inventive spots—a veritable short-story collection—each drawing given its own spread, which, in turn, assures for the reader the experience of surprise and delight that the drawings unfailingly deliver. Richard McGuire's first series of "spot" drawings debuted in The New Yorker in February 2005 for the magazine's 80th anniversary issue. Spot drawings, scattered among the magazine's text, had been a long-running feature of The New Yorker, and over the years, many artists had contributed them. But McGuire was the first to conceive them as a sequence, and his drawings were something altogether new: deceptively simple images that imbued the series with movement and narrative, telling their own unexpected stories. (In a 3-7/8 x 5-7/8 trim size. With illustrations throughout and an introduction by Luc Sante) From the Hardcover edition.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Hark! A Vagrant

Author: Kate Beaton

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 9781770460607

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 4903

FEATURED ON MORE THAN TWENTY BEST-OF LISTS, INCLUDING TIME, AMAZON, E! AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY! Hark! A Vagrant is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of New Yorker cartoonist and comics sensation Kate Beaton. No era or tome emerges unscathed as Beaton rightly skewers the Western world's revolutionaries, leaders, sycophants, and suffragists while equally honing her wit on the hapless heroes, heroines, and villains of the best-loved fiction. She deftly points out what really happened when Brahms fell asleep listening to Liszt, that the world's first hipsters were obviously the Incroyables and the Merveilleuses from eighteenth-century France, that Susan B. Anthony is, of course, a "Samantha," and that the polite banality of Canadian culture never gets old. Hark! A Vagrant features sexy Batman, the true stories behind classic Nancy Drew covers, and Queen Elizabeth doing the albatross. As the 500,000 unique monthly visitors to harkavagrant.com already know, no one turns the ironic absurdities of history and literature into comedic fodder as hilariously as Beaton.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Love That Bunch

Author: Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 1770463054

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 5020

The early work of the pioneering feminist cartoonist plus her acclaimed new story “Dream House" Aline Kominsky-Crumb immediately made her mark in the Bay Area’s underground comix scene with unabashedly raw, dirty, unfiltered comics chronicling the thoughts and desires of a woman coming of age in the 1960s. Kominsky-Crumb didn’t worry about self-flattery. In fact, her darkest secrets and deepest insecurities were all the more fodder for groundbreaking stories. Her exaggerated comix alter ego, Bunch, is self-destructive and grotesque but crackles with the self-deprecating humor and honesty of a cartoonist confident in the story she wants to tell. Collecting comics from the 1970s through today, Love That Bunch is shockingly prescient while still being an authentic story of its era. Kominsky-Crumb was ahead of her time in juxtaposing the contradictory nature of female sexuality with a proud, complicated feminism. Most important, she does so without apology. One of the most famous and idiosyncratic cartoonists of our time, Kominsky-Crumb traces her steps from a Beatles-loving fangirl, an East Village groupie, an adult grappling with her childhood, and a 1980s housewife and mother, to a new thirty-page story, “Dream House,” that looks back on her childhood forty years later. Love That Bunch will be Kominsky-Crumb’s only solo-authored book in print. Originally published as a book in 1990, this new expanded edition follows her to the present, including an afterword penned by the noted comics scholar Hillary Chute.
Humor

My High Times

Author: Spruce

Publisher: Spruce

ISBN: 9781846014260

Category: Humor

Page: 112

View: 9526

A Journal for all your Greatest Stoned Ideas, Stupid Quotes and Plans for World Domination. My High Times is the perfect gift to record far-out thoughts, profound insights, stupid quotes and plans for world domination. Have you ever had a really great stoned idea that would make you rich and change the world, but woken up in a daze to find that you have forgotten it? Now you need never lose a ground-breaking inspiration again. Allowing you to scribble, sketch and doodle your way through a year's worth of inventions, jokes, designs and musings, this part journal part sketchpad is a journey into your mind while under the influence. Your flashes of genius will finally be preserved for posterity creating a year of highs and lows in words and doodles. This is the perfect place to collect all your best ideas together, with helpful questions and hints to get your creative juices flowing. A companion volume to the best-selling Stoner's Delight.
Humor

Business Cat: Money, Power, Treats

Author: Tom Fonder

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449480446

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 7350

The only big-business tycoon boasting his own private executive litter box and luxury mega cat condo, the dashing Business Cat misses meetings because he’s stuck in trees, sends emails while napping on keyboards, and demands to be let out, then in, then out again. This debut volume of the popular online comic The Adventures of Business Cat collects all the fan favorites plus a generous bonus of all-new material, for value-added experience and high employee satisfaction. Cat lovers and office workers of the world: meet in the break room and unite!
Comics & Graphic Novels

Olga Rules

Macanudo: (#4).

Author: Ricardo Liniers

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books

ISBN: 9781592702480

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 102

View: 9288

Macanudo: Olga Rules (#4) is a supremely good compilation of strips from cartoonist Liniers. Full of surrealism and magic, this fourth volume of the great Macanudo introduces one of Liniers's most beloved characters--Olga. Olga is the imaginary friend of Martin, a young elementary school boy. Olga only ever says Olga, but Martin knows what she means. Together, they demonstrate the vitality of imagination and its inherently comic nature, relating the sublime and the ridiculous, as it always does. Olga and Martin also share numerous great strips with Henrietta, Liniers's bookish girl character, and her sidekicks Mandelbaum the teddy bear, Fellini the cat, the sensitive Robot, Olivero the Olive, and more. This is a standout volume that will set your heart singing. Don't miss Olga. Olga is coming. Olga rules! Liniers is a famous Argentine cartoonist who has done many covers for The New Yorker and has published some great books with TOON based on his Macanudo character, Henrietta.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Step Aside, Pops

Author: Kate Beaton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473523516

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 941

Wonder Woman! Hunks! Great men and women of history! Step aside – Kate Beaton is coming for you. The author of the smash hit Hark! A Vagrant returns with all-new sidesplitting comics that showcase her irreverent love of history, pop culture and literature. Collected from her wildly popular website, readers will guffaw over 'Strong Female Characters', the wicked yet chivalrous Black Prince, 'Straw Feminists in the Closet' and a disgruntled Heathcliff. Delight in what the internet has long known - Beaton's humour is as sharp and dangerous as a velocipedestrienne, so watch out!
Humor

Is This Some Kind of Joke?

Author: Hugleikur Dagsson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014190027X

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 9235

Hugleikur Dagsson is the most famous cartoonist in Iceland. Iceland is very cold, very bleak and very expensive. The only things to do there are drink and kill whales. Dagsson’s last book – Is This Supposed To Be Funny? – was a cult international bestseller. He hopes you likes this one. Otherwise he’ll have to kill some whales
Humor

The Utter Zoo

An Alphabet

Author: Edward Gorey

Publisher: Pomegranate Communications

ISBN: 9780764955082

Category: Humor

Page: 56

View: 5309

Twenty-six curious creatures—from the fastidious Ampoo to the world's one and only Zote—fill the pages of The Utter Zoo, an alphabet from the untamed imagination of Edward Gorey. The Boggerslosh, the Crunk, and the Dawbis; the Ippagoggy, the Jelbislup, and the Kwongdzu; the Scrug, the Twibbit, and the Ulp—each strange and wonderful zoomate displays its own primary characteristic, described in Gorey's inimitable, droll, rhyming couplets.A writer and artist with an instantly recognizable style, Gorey (American, 1925–2000) created over one hundred works and was also a playwright, an award-winning set and costume designer, and the creator of the animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery! First published in 1967, The Utter Zoo is a favorite of Gorey fans, young and old alike—no matter how well they know their ABCs.