Graphic Satire and Humor
Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Hardcover ISBN: 0544272994
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have an enormous, dedicated following, as do his deeply researched answers to his fans’ strangest questions. The queries he receives range from merely odd to downright diabolical: • What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool? • Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns? • What if a Richter 15 earthquake hit New York City? • Are fire tornadoes possible? His responses are masterpieces of clarity and wit, gleefully and accurately explaining everything from the relativistic effects of a baseball pitched at near the speed of light to the many horrible ways you could die while building a periodic table out of all the actual elements. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? is an informative feast for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.
Father and Son
Hardcover ISBN: 1681371200
Father and Son is one of the most beloved comic strips ever drawn—an uproarious, timeless ode to the pleasures, pitfalls, and endless absurdity of family life. Created in Germany in 1934 by the political cartoonist Erich Ohser (using the pseudonym E.O. Plauen after being persecuted for his opposition to the Nazi regime), the gruff, loving, mustachioed father and his sweet but troublemaking son embark on adventures both everyday and extraordinary: family photo shoots and summer vacations, shipwrecks and battles with gangsters, a Christmas feast with forest animals, and a trip to the zoo. Drawn almost entirely without dialogue, the Father and Son strips overflow with slapstick, fantasy, and anarchic visual puns. Like Calvin and Hobbes or The Simpsons, it is a slyly heartwarming, dizzyingly inventive classic.
Humongous Book of Cartooning
Paperback ISBN: 082305036x
A best-selling author of drawing and cartooning books has finally packed all of his expertise and experience into one guide to all things cartoon, including people and animals, robots, and fantasy characters, as well as sections on character design, composition, backgrounds, drawing action, and more. Original.
41 Reasons I'm Staying In
A Celebration of Introverts
Hardcover ISBN: 0062749897
An illustrator and self-proclaimed introvert pairs over 40 color paintings with imaginative and outlandish excuses to avoid attending social engagements, such as "befriending the monster under my bed," and "nurturing my cactus colony." 50,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 1501169521
From Julie Houts aka @JooleeLoren, “Instagram’s favorite illustrator” (Vogue), a collection of darkly humorous illustrated essays that “perfectly capture what it’s like to be a woman in 2017” (BuzzFeed) and lampooning modern female identity in the social media age. LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE. or EXIST. SMIRK. LURK. Julie Houts has cultivated a devoted Instagram following by satirizing the conflicting messages and images women consume and share with the world every day. Literally Me chronicles the exploits of “slightly antisocial heroines” (Refinery29) in vivid, excruciatingly funny detail, including: —The beauty routine of a deranged bride who aspires to be “truly without flaws” on her wedding day —What happens when Kylie Jenner has an existential crisis and can no longer “step out” —A journey to Coachella by the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse —The true dating confessions of a fembot —The terrifying description for Alice Staunch’s book How to Be a Perfect Feminist —The diary of Fiddle Ficus, a tree that lives inside a C É L I N E store …and much more. Literally Me marks the launch of a brilliant new social satirist. Julie’s singular voice and beautiful illustrations reveal the truth about the absurdity of life in the social media age, showing us that the line between becoming a total “Girlboss” and a twenty-first century American Psycho is razor-thin.
T-Rex Trying and Trying
The Unfortunate Trials of a Modern Prehistoric Family
Hardcover ISBN: 0142181706
From the author of the sleeper hit T-Rex Trying, a sweetly funny new collection of drawings of T-Rex and his family being stymied by the modern world?and their unfortunately short arms Thousands of fans fell for Hugh Murphy’s first book, T-Rex Trying, which featured T-Rex trying and failing to do everyday tasks, from putting on a cardigan to jumping rope. In T-Rex Trying and Trying, the loveable lizard king is back . . . this time with his family, She-Rex and Wee-Rex. Featuring never-before-seen content and the best from the site, Murphy’s 120 drawings feature: ? T-Rex trying to take a selfie ? She-Rex trying to catch a bouquet at a wedding ? T-Rex trying to change a diaper ? T-Rex trying to tell people he’s choking ? Wee-Rex trying to crawl ? T-Rex trying to measure his inseam ? and many, many more! An adorable and hilarious book, this is the perfect gift for readers of all ages.