Tag Archives | Witty

Gomer Goof Vol 7: Gomer, Duke Of Goofington

By Franquin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849185905 Fragmaggots. That’s your word for today. An extremely mild expletive, but with enough impact to turn heads and give all those within hearing pause. Please try to insert it into as many conversations as possible. Indeed, Fragmaggots could have been the title of this new volume. It’s a word […]

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The Book Tour

By Andi Watson Publisher: Top Shelf ISBN: 9781603094795 I bought this one on the strength of the cover illustration and a very brief synopsis. The cover features a character sat at a table surrounded by towering bookshelves, utterly dwarfed by them in fact. It’s a simple line drawing with economic colouring, but it packs a […]

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Giant Days: Volume 7

By Allinson, Sarin, Fleming & Cogar Publisher: Boom Box ISBN: 9781684151318 What? Volume 7? What happened to 2 to 6?  Well, if you must know, they were blooming marvellous. So good, that I really should be shouting about this series. So here goes. The three stars of the piece, Susan, Daisy and Esther, are now […]

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Flake

By Matthew Dooley Publisher: Jonathan Cape ISBN: 9781787330580 This is cartoonist Matthew Dooley’s first graphic novel and he’s off to a flying start. A quintessentially British tale of the ice cream man, Howard is slightly down-trodden but seemingly content with his lot. The patch once belonged to his dad, although we soon learn that his […]

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Corpse Talk: Queens & Kings

By Adam & Lisa Murphy Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781788450324 Adam and Lisa Murphy are not resting on their laurels with regards their previous books because here’s another one. Once again it breathes life into the dusty cadaver of history by animating some fascinating figures of the past. This time it’s royalty, going as […]

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Mooncop

By Tom Gauld Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly ISBN: 9781770462540 For me, the best comedy is the understated stuff. The gags that don’t shout in your face, or are designed just to elicit a wry slime rather than a belly laugh, using subtlety and a respectful nod to the reader. Tom Gauld’s Mooncop is built on […]

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