Thumbs up for Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast. Travel.
I know nothing about Roz Chast other than that she is a cartoonist, but I share her love of New York, and specifically, wandering around on foot just looking at things. I got to do that for about five days once and they were some of the best days of my life.… >> Read more
Thumbs up for Baking with Kafka by Tim Gauld. Comics.
Book-related cartoons. Received for Christmas, flipped open, immediately began laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe.
The publisher has a PDF with some sample pages here.… >> Read more
Thumbs up for Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Kate Beaton. Comics.
I did not laugh quite as uproariously as I did when reading the first Hark! A Vagrant book, but that is setting a very high bar indeed. Check out the webcomic, and if you dig it, you’ll find that the print collections are well-worth adding to your shelf.… >> Read more
Thumbs up for Up Front by Bill Mauldin. History.
Bill Mauldin was a cartoonist working for U. S. Army papers during WWII. This book collects many of his cartoons, along with his thoughts. He is, appropriately for his topic, a plainspoken man who told the horrible truths about things. He is also sometimes very funny: as the best tellers of horrible truths always seem to be.… >> Read more