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You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack
You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack: Cartoons | Tom Gauld
Precise and wryly hilarious...Gauld's both a literature nerd and a science-fiction nerd whose deadpan mashups belong on the same shelf as R. Sikoryak, Michael Kupperman, and Kate Beaton.NPR, Best Books of 2013 A new collection from the Guardian and New York Times Magazine cartoonist The New York Times Magazine cartoonist Tom Gauld follows up his widely praised graphic novel Goliath with Youre All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, a collection of cartoons made for The Guardian. Over the past eight years, Gauld has produced a weekly cartoon for the Saturday Review section of Britains best-regarded newspaper. Only a handful of comics from this huge and hilarious body of work have ever been printed in North Americaand these have been available exclusively within the pages of the prestigious Believer magazine. Youre All Just Jealous of My Jetpack distills perfectly Gaulds dark humor, impeccable timing, and distinctive style. Arrests by the fiction police and imaginary towns designed by Tom Waits intermingle hilariously with piercing observations about human behavior and whimsical imaginings of the future. Again and again, Gauld reaffirms his position as a first-rank cartoonist, creating work infused with a deep understanding of both literary and cartoon history.
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Eggs
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TrishB Clever 😂 8mo
charl08 Love these Gauld cartoons. 8mo
Cinfhen 💚 8mo
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ReclusiveHermit 😂😂 8mo
gradcat This is great 😂😂😂 8mo
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Krisjericho
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35% hilarious, 35% clever and witty, and 30% meh. Considering what a quick read this is, it is well worth it. The ones that are funny are REALLY funny, and the clever ones show what an interesting mind the author has.

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RebelGrrrl
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If you need a clever/bookish break time read, this book is perfect.

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rabbitprincess
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I love Tom Gauld's drawing style and subject matter, even when the jokes were over my head. And you really can't beat that title.

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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These are the kinds of bible stories that could get me #backtochurch!
[as a survivor of 12 years of catholic school, and many a loooooong service, I get to find humor in it now, thank you 😁]
And I can't pick my favorite from above: each should be a multi-book series as well as a movie!

Presenting 'Holy Spirit Investigates' on Masterpiece Mystery!
Space Jesus starring Chris Pratt!

ohyeahthatgirl I survived a Catholic mass every school day from 3-8th grade. Solidarity. 😆 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @ohyeahthatgirl Yikes - you win! Respect 👊 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Gimme a 'HELL YEAH'!!!

#feminism #feministfairygodmother

GypsyKat Haha! Love this! 😆💗 3y
Sue Awesome! 3y
Kalalalatja 😂😂 amazing! 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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'Her brightly-attired companion was not so lucky.'

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Looks about right 😉

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Oh, my. Hilarious literary-related & intellectual-skewering cartoons.
Even when they went over my head, I could see they were funny 😁
❤️ Tom Gauld

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Bibliogeekery
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Now I'm in a Tom Gauld mood! Sci-Fi lovers will enjoy this one! 😂

GirlMeetsBook 😂😂😂 3y
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Gezemice
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Mostly amusing, erudite, very literary. I must admit a lot of the cartoons went over my head. I think I am moderately well read, but not an ivory-tower-die-hard-literature-fanatic. I think to fully appreciate this book, one should be 1. British, 2. an English literature professor and/or fanatic, 3. a fiction writer. 3/5
Between a pick and so-so, upgraded to pick because it is about books...

EricQiao This looks very interesting! 3y
Gezemice It is fun but often rather obscure. There a cricket jokes and Keats jokes... 3y
Keegz63 I think I love this ❤ 3y
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Gezemice
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This book is full of great book related cartoons.

WanderingBookaneer This is one of those books that had me laughing aloud in public. ☺️ 3y
Gezemice @WanderingBookaneer Have not read it yet in public, but people in my house kept thumbing through it and laughing. 3y
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madiocr
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so random... so good! #tomgauld #jetpack #comics #comicbooks

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CynCruz23
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Oh hello signed copy for my local library 👋

Leslie One of the most popular books in my classroom. 3y
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Witty comics for literary lovers.

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Page one and I lol'd like a hyena 😂

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strikingthirteen
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Dryly hilarious, and definitely out there in some cases but so much fun.

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Liberty
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Received a Tom Gould sampler in the mail. Resisting the urge to show you every literary cartoon. He's hilarious!

CynCruz23 His work is so great! Insightful and hilarious 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled "erotica by authors with a nut allergy" ????? 3y
passingfair Tom Gauld is my faaaaaave 💕💕💕 3y
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quirkyreader I try to catch his new works as they appear in the guardian. The guardian book section is one of the better bookish things. 3y
Suzze As a retired bookseller, I have had many a customer who thought we should have whole sections for obscure topics. 3y
Liberty @Suzze Right??? Crazy requests. "I can't believe you don't have a section about therapy raccoons who like to parasail!" Okay, I made that one up. ☺️ 3y
Mystic.Archives.Of.Dantalian I wonder if more queer categories are gonna show up in the future 🤔 3y
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