Snooty Bookshop: 50 Literary Postcards by Tom Gould
From Drawn & Quarterly:
Fifty comics from Britain’s most well regarded cartoonist and newspaper, the Guardian
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, Gauld’s weekly Guardian 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, the Guardian 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 over 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, Gauld’s collection will make you chuckle at least fifty times, guaranteed.