- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Fantagraphics; 1 edition (March 13, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1606997084
- ISBN-13: 978-1606997086
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.8 x 11.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #914,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Brown’s cartoons were a mainstay of National Lampoon during its salad days of the 1970s, and she was a frequent contributor to such major publications as the New Yorker and Playboy while also appearing in underground comics like Young Lust and Twisted Sisters. Remarkably, this is the first comprehensive collection of her distinctively daffy work. Although the visual and conceptual non sequiturs of her single-panel cartoons are clever and diverting, it’s her comic strips where Brown’s unique brilliance really shines. That’s where you’ll see such skewed creations as the man whose head is a basket of laundry; a pair of flies who try to leave their mark in Hollywood; balmy parodies of bodice-rippers and westerns; and characters like Earl D. Porker, a social worker who’s constantly berated by inanimate objects, and medical expert Dr. Virginia Spears Ngodátu, who would appear alongside the original version of The Simpsons on TV’s Tracey Ullman Show. And Brown’s drawings, with their bulbous figures and ornate rendering, are every bit as unmistakable and memorable as her humor. --Gordon Flagg
“Insightful, incisive… brilliantly funny.”
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I can't believe how many people are drawn ;-) to this book as it sits in our living room! I've never seen anything like it. They start chuckling and then sharing. Funny insightful conversations follow. Now that's a coffee table book that delivers!
The cartoons are rooted in a wild past but are filled with wisdom and humor that rings true today. A perfect gift for anyone who enjoys a quirky take on life.
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Author: M.K Brown.
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