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From the Back Cover
"Nobody does what Mr. Fish does, and even if they did, they wouldn’t do it as well as Mr. Fish does. Go Fish is that rarest of creatures: an essential collection of political cartoons."
--David Reese, author of Get Your War On
"Mr. Fish is one of the few brilliant souls who describes and illustrates the earth’s insanity and all of the hypocrisy and still somehow doesn’t detract from my need to masturbate constantly."
--Richard Lewis, Comedian/Actor
"Mr Fish’s penis obsession has evolved into unique visual metaphorical truths that probe the very core of politics, culture, religion―pick a target, any target―yes, he has indeed learned to think outside the cocks."
--Paul Krassner, author of Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counter-culture
"Behold the cartoons in Go Fish: there is no more savage yet brilliant wit then that possessed by Mr. Fish, who will never compromise on his deep artistic insight or the outrageous honesty of his social commentary. In a sellout culture he is that rare witness for unfettered truth."
--Robert Scheer, author of The Great American Stickup
- File size : 34820 KB
- Publication date : July 19, 2011
- Publisher : Akashic Books; 1st edition (July 19, 2011)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 389 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B0052SPE7Y
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,631,341 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I just had the pleasure of both reading this book and listening to the author/artist talk about the book and his political views at the Miami Book Fair. Mr. Fish,who is actually Dwayne Booth, is a tall, handsome man who wears--ah, yes--large black-framed glasses. He is one of those guys who is like the cover of this book, ironic. The calm, coolness would suggest that this is not a man who would be as enraged as he is about the state of affairs in this world, very graphically depicted in his art work which has earned international recognition.
We all know the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. This book is built about them except in reverse. Ah, yes, more irony. His prose is absolutely brilliant, matching his graphics. There are some of the most delicious long sentences, many written from the point of view of Dwayne Booth as a child growing up in New Jersey.
I was surprised when he spoke about Mort Saul and Lenny Bruce as comedians he admires since those are people of my generation. I recall hoping my parents would not discover that I had two 78 records, one of Mort Saul and the other of Lenny Bruce. I lived in a Republican household, but I traveled around with my liberal views kept tightly in my head. I think this quote from Groucho Marx on page 57 may best summarize what one experiences reading and seeing this wonderful book: "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." Amen!
Dwayne Booth is an atheist who admires Jesus. Me too. Jesus did wonderful things because he didn't sit back and simply bemoan the bad things that were happening around him. One of the cartoons in this book depicts the same image twice: a man sitting in the front of his TV. One man is angry about Wall Street-type behaviors. The other man is embracing those behaviors. They do not act. And that, says Mr. Fish, is just about the best way to summarize the current morass in this country although he has hopes that Occupy Wall Street will not abort.
In the book are several political cartoons that depict President Obama in less than positive terms. For those of us who have become very disappointed in this president, these cartoons are welcome because they reflect the truth about his presidency, about how he has become a commander in chief with policies that hardly reflect what we thought he was campaigning on.
I highly recommend this unique book.
Having long suffered from my devotion to architecture and structural engineering vs the official version of the collapse of the Twin Towers, Wayne is one of few who can provide relief, far better than my amygdala can rationalize the horrors of reality.
I am so glad I bought this book at Amazon. The price was right. It was a steal.
Mr Fish (D Booth) has no sugar for your medicine. With a precision of wit Fish distills the hypocrisy's of our time into a single punch to the gut. A passion for truth guides a hand that presents images that will force you to stop and gawk, like a brutal 23 car pile-up that you can't stand to look at but still can't turn away.
One day this man will win a pulitzer. Which he will then piss on and return.