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Baking With Kafka by Tom Gauld
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Baking With Kafka (edition 2017)

by Tom Gauld

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"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."--… (more)
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Title:Baking With Kafka
Authors:Tom Gauld
Info:Farrar Straus & Giroux 2017.
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Què voleu que us digui. Tom Gauld no defrauda mai. Vinyetes en la línia de “Todo el mundo tiene envidia de mi mochila voladora”. N’agafaria més d’una per penjar-la com a póster. ( )
  acornet | Mar 22, 2020 |
4.5 stars

Full review to come! ( )
  Floratina | Dec 7, 2019 |
3/ 3/4 stars. This was one of the featured book covers on my library's homepage, and with a title and cover like that, how could I not? Every piece wasn't a winner, but there were some very very very funny ones, made all the moreso because the texts and drawings were so simple - for example the one with two hills talking. Check it out. (hey! pun!) ( )
  badube | Mar 6, 2019 |
Tom Gauld's quirky cartoons will be familiar (to readers in the UK) from The Guardian (the literary ones) and New Scientist (the sciency ones). He knows his subjects so well as to score serious hits in both camps. This (very nicely-produced) volume includes gems like the re-hang in the M.C.Escher gallery, J.G. Ballard's books for children, the very cultural teddy bear, the workshop on 'Procrastination for creative writers', and one of his rare but perceptive excursions into small-'p' politics, "Our Blessed Homeland - Their Barbarous Wastes'. Highly recommended.
1 vote RobertDay | Feb 1, 2019 |
These clever cartoons about books and literature made me laugh out loud over and over. ( )
  villemezbrown | Jul 28, 2018 |
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