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Critical Times

Critical Times

Author: Peter Brookes Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Critical Times is the brilliant new collection of acerbic sketches of contemporary political life by The Times's master of satire, Peter Brookes. Brookes, multiple winner of the British Press Awards Cartoonist of the Year, here showcases the stand-out pieces from his opinion-page cartoons in The Times, each up to the minute and breathtaking in its bite and wit. Critical Times subjects our political overlords to the most brutal of roastings, ridiculing those who profess to lead us and holding the mighty to account. Always hilarious and beautifully crafted, these cartoons - from Brexit to Trump, and back again - are the sumptuous evidence of a contemporary genius at work. Seen through the mind of Peter Brookes evidence that we are indeed living through critical times.

Silly Symphonies Volume 4 The Complete Disney Classics 1942-1945

Silly Symphonies Volume 4 The Complete Disney Classics 1942-1945

Author: Hubie Karp, Bill Walsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

This concluding volume of the series features an adaptation of Bambi, plus the rarely seen Sunday pages featuring The Three Caballeros stars Jose Carioca and Panchito from 1942 to 1945. With these stories, the complete Silly Symphony newspaper strips are collected for the first time! It's a symphony of fun and adventure from Disney's classic period. With the IDW/The Library of American Comics label readers can be sure of a high quality presentation that carefully restores, compiles, and designs to give all these seldom seen Disney treasures a permanent collection.... Editor Dean Mullaney and his team clearly love what they do, respectfully collecting and pulling together these comic strip treasures. Their care and deep knowledge shows on every beautiful page. Rich Clabaugh, Christian Science Monitor Series Overview: Vol. 4 of 4 that reprints the complete Silly Symphonies newspaper comic strips from 1932 to 1945.

No Drama Llama Drop the Drama and Start Leading a No-Nonsense Lifestyle

No Drama Llama Drop the Drama and Start Leading a No-Nonsense Lifestyle

Author: Sarah Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Channel the ways of the no drama llama, the ultimate guru when it comes to leading a simplified lifestyle. Tense? Worried? Overwhelmed by the modern world? You need to meet Leroy the llama, a beast who knows a thing or two about burden. Leroy leads the alPAC(k)a when it comes to helping people quit the am-dram in favour of living a hassle-free lifestyle. Having been reared on the challenging Argentinian landscape, Leroy is as tough as anything. He can tolerate a harsh environment, but when it comes to the petty troubles of modern living, his patience wears thin. Let Leroy share his sage wisdom and special brand of blunt advice with you, and you'll soon learn how to cut the crap and live a drama-free existence.

Living the Dream Townies in the Country

Living the Dream Townies in the Country

Author: Bob Dewar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2019

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Fred Basset Yearbook 2020 Witty Comic Strips from Britain's Best-Loved Basset Hound

Fred Basset Yearbook 2020 Witty Comic Strips from Britain's Best-Loved Basset Hound

Author: Alex Graham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

National treasure Fred Basset returns! Dive in to this new collection of witty cartoon strips from the Daily Mail to join Fred and his loveable gang on their latest antics and escapades.

Barnaby Volume Four

Barnaby Volume Four

Author: Crockett Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2019

Giles The Collection 2020

Giles The Collection 2020

Author: Hamlyn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

****The nation's favourite cartoonist - Express**** Giles enthusiasts will delight in this brand-new collection of classic cartoons filled with his inimitable style of dry wit and British eccentricity. The 2020 annual takes a look at the tiny details which the 20th century's leading cartoonist filled his artworks. Mischievous parrots, tortured teddy bears and hapless hounds can all be found getting into the oddest of scrapes to the side of the main action. Centring on the archetypal dysfunctional cartoon family, Giles expert John Field encourages you to look beyond the main action and revel in the detail. Fans of Giles will be delighted to receive the latest annual compilation featuring 150 cartoons to enjoy from the archives of one of the most celebrated cartoonists of the once biggest selling daily newspaper in the world, the Daily Express, whose work led to him being voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century.

Why Did We Trust Him?

Why Did We Trust Him?

Author: Shannon Wheeler Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2019

Hot off Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump, Shannon Wheeler unloads a new set of top notch cartoons in this premium collection. Instead of lampooning the president Wheeler demonstrates what won him a couple of Eisner Awards with a more personal set of single panel comics. Relationships, social norms, cats, dogs, food, and himself, are all targets of his urbane wit. It's a gem of a book. Formatted to match Sh*t My President Says and his prior strip collection I Thought You Would Be Funnier. Collects universally relatable New Yorkerstyle singlepanel cartoons on everyday topics.

Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made The Funnies Funny

Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made The Funnies Funny

Author: Paul Tumey Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2019

The story of screwball comics, with new research and rare art from some of the most hilarious cartoonists of all time. Before screwball became a movie genre, it was a staple of other forms of American culture, including newspaper comic strips. Emerging from the pressures of a rapidly accelerating technological and information-drenched society, screwball comics offered a healthy dose of laughter and perspective. The disruptive, manic, and surreal verbal-visual comedy of these funnies fostered an absurdist sensibility embraced by The Marx Brothers (who took their names from a popular comic strip), W. C. Fields, Tex Avery, Spike Jones, Ernie Kovacs, and Mad magazine. Comics scholar Paul C. Tumey traces the development of screwball as a genre in magazine cartoons and newspaper comics, presenting the lives and work of around two dozen cartoonists, with an art-stuffed chapter on each. The book offers a wealth of previously un-reprinted comics unleashing fresh views of some of America's greatest and most-loved cartoonists, including George Herriman (Krazy Kat), E.C. Segar (creator of Popeye), Winsor McCay (Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend), Rube Goldberg (The Inventions of Professor Lucifer G. Butts, A.K.) and Bill Holman (Smokey Stover). In addition, readers will be delighted to discover previously lost screwball masters including Gene Ahern (The Squirrel Cage), Gus Mager (Sherlocko the Monk), Milt Gross (Count Screwloose), George Swanson ($alesman $am) and many others.

Dilbert 2020 Mini Wall Calendar

Dilbert 2020 Mini Wall Calendar

Author: Scott Adams Format: Calendar Release Date: 01/08/2019

Rory the Dinosaur 2019-2020 Square Family Calendar

Rory the Dinosaur 2019-2020 Square Family Calendar

Author: Liz Climo Format: Calendar Release Date: 01/08/2019

Garfield 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar

Garfield 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar

Author: Jim Davis Format: Calendar Release Date: 01/08/2019