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Baking with Kafka

Baking with Kafka

By Tom Gauld

A best-of collection of literary humour cartoons from the critically-acclaimed Guardian cartoonist

"Gauld’s artwork appeals to me most as a book lover: each piece teases out jokes inherent to the science fiction or literature communities, equally decrying literary snobbery and pedantic fans."—The Verge

"The perfect gift for the literature graduate in your life."—Bookriot

"Gauld’s simple, almost cute drawing style stands in contrast to his comics’ content, adding an extra dose of humor ... [his] comments on 21st-century culture may be sadly true ... his jabs at politics his most poignant."—Hyperallergic

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

Hardcover
160 pages
Drawn and Quarterly, 2017
8.2 x 0.8 x 6.2 inches
ISBN 9781770462960
Comics, Humor

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