Baking With Kafka

Baking With Kafka


Book - 2017
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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.PRAISE FOR TOM GAULD"With his singular style of irreverent erudition, cartoonist Tom Gauld has emerged as an unparalleled visual satirist of the literary world."-Brainpickings"Cartoonist Tom Gauld's You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack consists of single panels that explore the passage of time, absurdism, and most of the 7 Deadly Sins, all presented with a sense of graceful whimsy that makes his work such a delight to read."-BoingBoing
Publisher: [Montreal] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017
ISBN: 9781770462960
Branch Call Number: 741.59411 G26b
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 16 x 21 cm


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multcolib_susannel Jan 16, 2018

If you like puns you will love this book of literary cartoons and humor.

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