It’s over 20 years since Mel Calman was prematurely taken from us so, in his memory, his daughter Stephanie has brought together some of her favourite cartoons on the subject of love for this new collection.
Opening with a touching foreword by Michael Palin, the book is a stark reminder of Calman’s sharp wit and minimalistic drawing style that underscores the contrary and contradictory nature of relationships.
Neither sex come out particularly well once he’s put down his pen, with casual cynicism and a relaxed bitterness being the general currency of the discourse, and where the only real successful coupling between these pages is the gag itself with the perfect simplicity of the drawn lines. You’ll love it.
And if you liked that: Souvenir Press are also publishers of CCGB member Rupert Besley – see www.souvenirpress.co.uk/product-tag/rupert-besley/