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You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack

Comics

By Tom Gauld

“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.
     Youre 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.

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Book

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1 available at Southeast
  • GN You're, Graphic Novel

ISBN

9781770461048


Format: Book
Author: Gauld, Tom
Summary: "Dryly hilarious, the comics in You're all just jealous of my jetpack perfectly distill cartoonist Tom Gauld's dark humour, impeccable timing, and distinctinve style, all of which have made his work a popular weekly feature in The Guardian. Unexpected pairings such as the Brontë sisters and video games cross the classic with the contemporary. Gauld gleefully pokes fun at the canon of great authors--Shakespeare, Thoreau, Dickens, and Martin Amis all fall beneath his mighty pen. The real star of the collection, though, is the idea of the novel itself and its many forms, including the difficult novel, the realist novel, the experimental novel, and the never-ending question--is the novel dead? Definitely not for Gauld. Droll literary references abound with piercing observations about human behaviour and whimsical imaginings of the future."--Provided by publisher.
Title: You're all just jealous of my jetpack : comics / by Tom Gauld.
Publisher Date: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, c2013.
Subject: Humorous stories Graphic novels
Isbn: 9781770461048 1770461043
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: GN You're
Oclc: 809408624
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Bib Id: 446372

Format: Book
Author: Gauld, Tom
Summary: "Dryly hilarious, the comics in You're all just jealous of my jetpack perfectly distill cartoonist Tom Gauld's dark humour, impeccable timing, and distinctinve style, all of which have made his work a popular weekly feature in The Guardian. Unexpected pairings such as the Brontë sisters and video games cross the classic with the contemporary. Gauld gleefully pokes fun at the canon of great authors--Shakespeare, Thoreau, Dickens, and Martin Amis all fall beneath his mighty pen. The real star of the collection, though, is the idea of the novel itself and its many forms, including the difficult novel, the realist novel, the experimental novel, and the never-ending question--is the novel dead? Definitely not for Gauld. Droll literary references abound with piercing observations about human behaviour and whimsical imaginings of the future."--Provided by publisher.
Title: You're all just jealous of my jetpack : comics / by Tom Gauld.
Publisher, Date: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, c2013.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (part col.) ; 16 x 21 cm.
Subjects: Humorous stories
Subjects: Graphic novels
LCCN: 2013375548
ISBN: 9781770461048
ISBN: 1770461043
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: GN You're