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If ... Bursts Out by Steve Bell
  

If ... Bursts Out

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If ... Bursts Out by Steve Bell

Written and drawn in full colour, this bumper, shelf-busting volume is Steve Bell's sharp-as-a-tack commentary on politics, the planet and everything in between from the cartoon riots of 2006 to the death of New Labour and the arrival of the ConLibDemolition in 2010. MARVEL AT GORDON BROWN'S PROGRESS FROM THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD TO ROCHDALE. OGLE AT SILVIO BERLUSCONI'S FALSE TITS. WATCH CHERIE BLAIR LOSE TRACK OF HER EQUIPMENT. WEEP AS PRUDENCE DIES IN THE FINANCIAL MELTDOWN. CELEBRATE AS DUBYA DISAPPEARS AND OBAMA BOUNDS ONSTAGE. THRILL AS THE THREE PARTY LEADERS JOIN IN A TELEVISED DEBATE WHERE HAIRSTYLES ARE BLOWN UP OUT OF ALL PROPORTION. GASP AS CLEGGMANIA IS BURIED BENEATH A HUMPING HEAP OF TOADS.

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About the Author

Steve Bell was born in 1951 in Walthamstow in East London. His original strip cartoon, Maggie's Farm, appeared in Time Out and City Limits magazines from 1979 until 1987 and, since 1981 he has written and drawn the daily If... strip in the Guardian. In addition, since 1990 he has produced four large free-standing cartoons a week on the leader pages. He has won numerous awards, including the Political Cartoon Society Cartoon of the Year Award in 2001 and 2008, Cartoonist of the Year in 2005 and 2007, the British Press Awards Cartoonist of the Year in 2002, and the Cartoon Arts Trust Award eight times. His work has been published and exhibited all over the world, and he has had several retrospective exhibitions of his artwork across the UK. He is a trustee of the Cartoon Museum in Bloomsbury, which opened to the public in February 2006. He is married with four grown up children and lives in Brighton.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2010

Author

Steve Bell

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Publisher

Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Graphic novels

ISBN

9780224087629

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