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You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack: Cartoons (edition 2013)

by Tom Gauld

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Member:psutto
Title:You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack: Cartoons
Authors:Tom Gauld
Info:Drawn and Quarterly (2013), Hardcover, 160 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
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You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack: Cartoons by Tom Gauld

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    Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton (nessreader)
    nessreader: scratchy artwork combined with erudite topics; Beaton has more Canadian interest and history, and Gauld mixes up literary memes and silliness
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28 May, 2013

Combines the sensibilities of [a:Edward Gorey|21578|Edward Gorey|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1200338278p2/21578.jpg] and [a:Kate Beaton|2921970|Kate Beaton|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1318610112p2/2921970.jpg], so you can well imagine how much I enjoyed this. Lots of Shakespeare jokes. Also the use of "wibbly wobbly" although without "timey whimey".

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  Kaethe | Oct 16, 2016 |
A great cartoonist showing his best stuff. ( )
  Hassanchop | Jul 4, 2016 |
A really quite amusing collection of singe page comics, literature, popular culture and of course human foibles are all delightful prodded with irreverent whimsy. Because its so hard to describe humour have some examples

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/jetpack.jpg
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/assets_c/2013/04/JETPACK_interior39-thumb-...
http://boingboing.net/2013/05/01/youre-all-just-jealous-of-my.html/jetpack-inter...

You can see loads more over at http://myjetpack.tumblr.com/ ( )
  psutto | Dec 30, 2013 |
It's over? And, I have to return it to the library?? Nooooooo!

This was a fun collection of comics with literary references sprinkled throughout. ( )
  diovival | Oct 14, 2013 |
A really quite amusing collection of singe page comics on literature, popular culture and of course human foibles. All delightfully prodded with irreverent whimsy and because its so hard to describe humour go check out some examples at http://myjetpack.tumblr.com/ ( )
  clfisha | Jun 10, 2013 |
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"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 Bront?e 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.… (more)

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