You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack

You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack

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"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.

Publisher: Montr©eal ; New York : Drawn & Quarterly, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781770461048
Branch Call Number: Gauld
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 16 x 21 cm


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ArapahoeLesley Jul 06, 2018

Sweet collection of British newspaper cartoons... excellent literary references.

ArapahoeAnnaL Jul 25, 2017

Occasionally laugh out loud funny when I got the literary or pop allusions; much went over my head.

Jul 08, 2016

Simple but effective drawings; single page gags, a few boners, but mostly intelligent humour.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, by Tom Gauld, is to literature and history what Gary Larson's The Far Side is to biology and beehive hairdos. Gauld takes on Dickens and Shakespeare with whimsical glee. He muses on the creativity of artists and writers while conjuring ridiculous asides.

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