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Baking With Kafka

By Tom Gauld Publisher: Canongate ISBN: 9781786891501 Tom Gauld returns with another collection of cartoons based around the themes of literature, science, history and other topics that tickle his fancy. And jolly good they are too. Many of the cartoons focus not just on the genres and subjects of the novel, but on the authors […]

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Spectickles

By Bill Abbott Publisher: Willow Creek Press ISBN: 9781623435455 So what is it with Bill Abbott’s Spectickles characters. After first seeing a few cartoons I took the bald heads, purple rinses, rotund figures and thick glasses to indicate a more mature person. And yet in some cartoons we see these characters as parents to a […]

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Gangster Hamsters

By Anthony Smith Publisher: Markosia ISBN: 9781909276963 Anthony Smith’s latest book is a brilliant coming together of the lovable furry pets with the not-so-adorable institution of organised crime, with clever puns and gags throughout. Anthony has a gift for drawing out sumptuous puns and clever word play, so what appears to be an odd coupling at the […]

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Wight Smiles 4

By Rupert Besley ISBN:  9781870947763 CCGB member Rupert Besley lives on the Isle of Wight and is a regular cartoon contributor to the Isle of Wight County Press, of which many make up the contents of this latest collection. Never been to the Isle of Wight? Think these gags will sail right over your noggin? […]

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Peter Duggan’s Artoons

By Peter Duggan Publisher: Virgin Books ISBN: 9780753556962 I was reasonably comfortable with what I thought I knew about art, but several times throughout CCGB member Peter’s book I found myself reaching for Google so I could put an artist or a painting into context.  However, you don’t need to be overly familiar with the […]

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