The Snooty Bookshop: Fifty Literary Postcards by Tom Gauld


by Tom Gauld

Fifty comics from The Guardian, by Britain’s most well regarded cartoonist, Tom Gauld.

Drawn & Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770462977

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Fifty comics from The Guardian, by Britain’s most well regarded cartoonist.

Tom Gauld (Mooncop, You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack,Goliath) has created countless iconic strips for The Guardianover the course of his illustrious career. A master of condensing grand, highbrow themes into one- to eight-panel comics, his weekly 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, these 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 more than 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, The Snooty Bookshop will make you chuckle at least fifty times, guaranteed.

50 page full color hardcover
Drawn & Quarterly, 2018

Diamond Code: JUL181778

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Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 6 × 4.5 × 1.25 in