gather ‘round, booknerds!
this is a collection of tom gauld’s cartoons, most of which (all of which?) appeared in the guardian, and most of which are book-centric in theme and somewhere on the spectrum of insightful <————————>absurd in tone.
or, to represent that visually:
he cracks me up, and i’m glad this collection exists, because it’s one of those perfect gifts to give to other booknerds during gift-exchanging holidays. tom gauld is one of us.
and we can only nod along and murmur, “draw it, friend,” to his often silly but spot-on depiction of book life:
and not for nothing, he also draws an excellent shark:
these are two of my favorites, with a variation-on-theme bonus:
it’s just fun, funny, booknerdy stuff. and again—a (f)unexpected gift for your booknerd pals. that’s not me dropping hints—i already have it. and while i am boasting of my possessions, marvel at these buttons connor got me featuring characters from this book:
MARVEL AT THEM!!!