The "national pastime" engages (and sometimes enrages) fans and fanatics across America and around the world. Many of The New Yorker's best cartoonists, an esteemed and talented lot, have experienced our passion for this great game. These one hundred drawings give hilarious proof of that.
An unforgettable, all-star lineup of cartoonists from A (Charles Addams) to Z (Jack Ziegler) are on deck, making this collection a grand slam In cartoons spanning eight decades, the artists have captured the emotional essence of the game--kids playing pickup and beleagured major leaguers; fans at the ballpark or glued to the TV; zealous players to zany managers; and, yes, even that necessary evil, the umpires.
The humor endures because baseball--and our relationship with it--keeps a powerful, timeless grip upon all who await those precious words: "Play ball "
Name that demon Funky boyfriend. Innocence betrayed. The small cruelties we perpetuate on others. In One Hundred Demons, a collection of semi-autobiographical comic strip stories, Lynda Barry wrestles with some of hers in her signature, quirky, irrepressible voice. From "Dancing" and "Hate" to "Dogs" and "Magic," the tales here are at once hilarious and heartbreaking. Genius.
This original work from the creator of the Far Side, Gary Larson, is a faux children's fable for adults. Told by a Daddy worm to his whining son who hates worm life, its moral is that each living thing is special and has a unique purpose in the circle of life. To illustrate, Poppa Worm tells the story of Harriet, a beautiful young woman who walks through the forest to admire its beauty and grandeur-only the reader will learn what she's really seeing, the juxtaposition causing lots of laughs.
Witty and irreverent, these cartoons from The New Yorker take a second look at our most beloved childhood stories and rhymes. More than 80 selections by such artists as George Booth, Leo Cullum, George Price and Jack Ziegler - including several cartoons never before published - are accompanied by the original nursery rhymes. Bobbye S. Goldstein's introduction provides a brief overview of the history of cartoons.
The spirit of childhood leaps to life again with boundless energy and magic in Yukon Ho , a collection of adventures featuring rambunctious six-year-old Calvin and his co-conspirator tiger-chum, Hobbes. Picking up where The Essential Calvin and Hobbes left off, Yukon Ho is a delight
Combining elements of espionage and intrigue, the historical fiction BARNUM tells the imaginative tale of P.T. Barnum, the world's greatest showman and America's best secret agent. When brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla leads a faction of the world's richest men in a plot to destroy America, Barnum must assume his role as an undercover government operative and assemble his team of talented circus freaks to thwart the devious plot. Joined by a midget strongman, a teenaged human fly, a manhating mesmer, an empath who can speak with animals, the notorious Siamese twins, Chang and Eng, and a sword-swallowing rubber man, the master showman uses futuristic technology and his own uncanny abilities to stop the evil madman bent on world domination. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.
This beloved illustrated classic tells the tale of Archy, a philosophical cockroach, and Mehitabel, a cat in her ninth life.Generations of readers have delighted in the work of the great American humorist Don Marquis. Marquis's satirical free-verse poems, which first appeared in his New York newspaper columns in 1916, revolve around the escapades of Archy, a philosophical cockroach who was a poet in a previous life, and Mehitabel, a streetwise alley cat who was once Cleopatra. Reincarnated as the lowest creatures on the social scale, they prowl the rowdy streets of New York City in between the world wars, and Archy records their experiences and observations on the boss's typewriter late at night. First published in 1927, Archy and Mehitabel has become a celebrated part of the twentieth-century American literary canon.