You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack

You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack


Book - 2013
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"Dryly hilarious, the comics in You're all just jealous of my jetpack perfectly distill cartoonist Tom Gauld's dark humour, impeccable timing, and distinctive style, all of which have made his work a popular weekly feature in The Guardian. Unexpected pairings such as the Brontë sisters and video games cross the classic with the contemporary. Gauld gleefully pokes fun at the canon of great authors--Shakespeare, Thoreau, Dickens, and Martin Amis all fall beneath his mighty pen. The real star of the collection, though, is the idea of the novel itself and its many forms, including the difficult novel, the realist novel, the experimental novel, and the never-ending question--is the novel dead? Definitely not for Gauld. Droll literary references abound with piercing observations about human behaviour and whimsical imaginings of the future."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, c2013
Edition: 1st hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781770461048
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVELS YOU
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,16 x 21 cm


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AL_ANNAL Jul 25, 2017

Occasionally laugh out loud funny when I got the literary or pop allusions; much went over my head.

Jul 08, 2016

Simple but effective drawings; single page gags, a few boners, but mostly intelligent humour.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, by Tom Gauld, is to literature and history what Gary Larson's The Far Side is to biology and beehive hairdos. Gauld takes on Dickens and Shakespeare with whimsical glee. He muses on the creativity of artists and writers while conjuring ridiculous asides.

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