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You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack

Comics
Gauld, Tom (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack
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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 Brontë 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.
Authors: Gauld, Tom
Title: You're all just jealous of my jetpack
comics
Publisher: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, c2013
Edition: 1st hardcover ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (part col.) ; 16 x 21 cm
Summary: "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 Brontë 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.
ISBN: 1770461043
9781770461048
Branch Call Number: 741.5694 Ga
Statement of Responsibility: by Tom Gauld
Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Humorous stories
LCCN: 2013375548
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Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, by Tom Gauld, is to literature and history what Gary Larson's The Far Side is to biology and beehive hairdos. Gauld takes on Dickens and Shakespeare with whimsical glee. He muses on the creativity of artists and writers while conjuring ridiculous asides.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/just_jealous_gauld

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