Graphic Satire and Humor
The New Yorker Book of Doctor Cartoons
The New Yorker Book of Doctor Cartoons
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679430695

Arno, Steig, Addams, Shanahan, Leo Cullum, and other distinguished cartoonists present a humorous look at the medical profession, in a collection of eighty-five cartoons from the pages of "The New Yorker"

Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat Ppb
Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat Ppb
Paperback      ISBN: 0836217691
Calvin and Hobbes are at it again, and this time, our irrepressible friends are taking a walk on the wild side.

Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat chronicles another segment of the multifarious adventures of this wild child and his faithful, but skeptical, friend. If the best cartoons compel readers to identify themselves within the funny frames, then all who enjoy Calvin and Hobbes are creative, imaginative, and ... bad, bad, bad

Calvin, the irascible little boy with the stuffed tiger who comes to life are a pair bound for trouble. Boring school lessons become occasions for death-defying alien air battles, speeding snow sled descents elicit philosophical discussions on the meaning of life, and Hobbes's natural inclination to pounce on his little friend wreaks havoc on Calvin's sense of security.

Calvin's the kid we all wish we'd been. Sassy, imaginative, far more verbal than his parents can manage, Calvin is the quintessential bad boy--and the boy we love to see. He terrorizes little Susie, offers "Candid Opinions" from a neighborhood stand, and questions his parents' authority. "What assurance do I have that your parenting isn't screwing me up?" he demands.

Calvin and Hobbes manages to say what needs to be said about childhood and life: "Eww, mud," says Calvin. "Look at this gooshy, dirty, slimy, thick, wet mud ... Bleecch ... Talk about a kid magnet "
The World According to Superman
The World According to Superman
Hardcover      ISBN: 1608874915

Discover the secrets of the Man of Steel in this engaging, immersive look into the world of Superman.

From Kansas farm boy to intergalactic guardian of peace and justice, the legendary Man of Steel has led an extraordinary existence that few humans can comprehend. In The World According to Superman, the Last Son of Krypton gives his personal perspective on a life dedicated to safeguarding the innocent. Including fascinating insights into his experiences as an alien attempting to blend in with humanity, his remarkable superpowers, his sometimes strained friendship with Batman, and much, much more, this book offers a rare look at the internal world of a Super Hero icon. Also included are an abundance of collectible removable items, including Clark Kent's press pass, newspaper clippings from the Daily Planet, memos from Perry White, an exclusive Superman poster, and more fun items sure to please fans everywhere. About the Insight Legends series Insight Legends is a collectible pop culture library featuring books that take an in-depth look at iconic characters and other elements from the worlds of comics, movies, television, and video games. Packed with amazing removable items that give the books an immersive, interactive feel, the series delivers unparalleled insight into the best-loved heroes and villains in modern fiction and the worlds they inhabit. Legal language: SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) DC Comics. (s14)
The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for
The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for
Hardcover      ISBN: 0618968806

From the author of Fun Home -- the lives, loves, and politics
of cult fav characters Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger,
Stuart, Clarice, and others

For twenty-five years Bechdel's path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For
strip has been collected in award-winning volumes (with a quarter of
a million copies in print), syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers, and
translated into many languages. Now, at last, The Essential Dykes to Watch
Out For gathers a "rich, funny, deep and impossible to put down" (Publishers
Weekly) selection from all eleven Dykes volumes. Here too are sixty
of the newest strips, never before published in book form.

Settle in to this wittily illustrated soap opera (Bechdel calls it "half
op-ed column and half endless serialized Victorian novel") of the lives,
loves, and politics of a cast of characters, most of them lesbian, living in a
midsize American city that may or may not be Minneapolis.
Her brilliantly imagined countercultural band of friends -- academics,
social workers, bookstore clerks -- fall in and out of love, negotiate friendships, raise children, switch careers, and cope with aging parents.

Bechdel fuses high and low culture -- from foreign policy to domestic routine,
hot sex to postmodern theory -- in a serial graphic narrative "suitable
for humanists of all persuasions."

Winsor Mccay: Early Works
Winsor Mccay
Early Works
Paperback      ISBN: 0974166499

More "Tales of the Rarebit Fiend" (1907 strips), "Little Sammy Sneeze," "A Pilgrim's Progress," (1907 strips) and dozens of McCay's editorial illustrations from his New York period.

41 Reasons I'm Staying in: A Celebration of Introverts
41 Reasons I'm Staying in
A Celebration of Introverts
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062749897

In a world of seemingly unending social obligations, we could all use a night off.

In 41 Reasons I'm Staying In, illustrator and self-proclaimed introvert Hallie Heald imaginatively portrays engaging and sometimes outlandish excuses to avoid leaving home.

With each page comes a new room and character, pursuing their obsessions, hobbies, interests, and sudden whims with gusto:

plotting world takeover, learning magic, mooning over a crush, evading taxes, and beyond.

This dark and humorous celebration of introverts offers a unique look into their private worlds and reminds us of the deep fulfillment and joy we can find in spending time alone.

Popeye: 1989-1992
Hardcover      ISBN: 1631401297

When we say "complete," we mean COMPLETE Bobby London's take on the Sailor Man has often been overshadowed by his being fired from the strip in 1992, ostensibly for presenting a storyline that was an allegory about abortion. In that ultimate tale, Olive had become addicted to the Home Shopping Network and ordered a Baby Brutus mechanical doll. When Popeye insists that she get rid of the "baby," two priests mistakenly believe that the baby is real and that Olive is going to exercise her pro-choice rights. King Features Syndicate pulled the final three weeks of strips and daily newspapers began running reprints. Story over in mid-stream.

Now, twenty-two years later, thanks to the kind cooperation of the good folks at King Features, those three weeks will be included in this second volume of the IDW series. But wait...that's not all Turns out that Bobby London produced an additional six weeks of strips beyond the three that were pulled from syndication This book contains -- for the first time anywhere -- all nine weeks of "censored" Bobby London Popeye strips. Trust us, it's worth the wait
The Ratvolution Will Not Be Televised: A Pearls Before Swine Collection
The Ratvolution Will Not Be Televised
A Pearls Before Swine Collection
Paperback      ISBN: 0740756745

Some believe that the key to humor is timing. Others think it lies in a slightly distorted presentation of the familiar. E. B. White thought that humor ceased to exist upon close examination. But if anyone has humor figured out, it's Stephan Pastis. His philosophy is written in black felt pen on the bulletin board in his home office. It reads: 'When in doubt, kill cute things.'"

Lock up your valuables. Stockpile your ammunition. Sandbag your bunker. The familiar foursome of Rat, Pig, Goat, and Zebra-joined now by the fraternity of Zeeba Zeeba Eata crocodiles are here to storm the ramparts of humor in The Ratvolution Will Not Be Televised.

In this fourth collection from the award-winning comic strip Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis deploys all the weapons of his comic arsenal in an all-out attack on the animal (and human) imperfections he sees around him. The result is a collection jam-packed with the sharp-edged humor that has made Pearls Before Swine one of the most successful comic strips running in newspapers today.

Just remember: As The Ratvolution Will Not Be Televised makes clear, Pearls Before Swine takes no prisoners.

We warned you.
NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette
NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette
Paperback      ISBN: 0062303112

New York Times Bestseller

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Strange Planet and 99 Stories I Could Tell

Living in New York City for five years as a transplant from Ohio, illustrator and T-shirt designer Nathan Pyle was fascinated by the unique habits and unspoken customs New Yorkers follow to make life bearable in a city with 8 million people (and seemingly twice the number of tourists). In NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, Pyle reveals the secrets and unwritten rules for living in and visiting New York including the answers to such burning questions as, how do I hail a cab? What is a bodega? Which way is Uptown? Why are there so many doors in the sidewalk? How do I walk on an escalator? Do we need be touching right now? Where should I inhale or exhale while passing sidewalk garbage? How long should I honk my horn? If New York were a game show, how would I win? What happens when I stand in the bike lane? Who should get the empty subway seats? How do I stay safe during a trash tornado? Each tip is a little story illustrated in simple black and white drawings.

--The Brian Lehrer Show, NPR
Garfield: Potbelly of Gold
Potbelly of Gold
Paperback      ISBN: 0345522443
The milestone 50th Garfield compilation book--perfect for fans of the lasagna-loving legend

The fat cat returns for his 50th book--a collection of hilarious strips featuring Jon, Odie, and all the famous characters in the world of the one-and-only Garfield.