Friday, December 27, 2013

5 books of awesome pictorial wtfery

This post gets no introduction. Why? Because the books are too cool for school. They need no words. So enough from me. Request them. You'll understand why.


1. Why Unicorn drinks / by C. W. Moss
Unicorns are just like us. They have problems, stresses, and like to blow off some steam. Author and illustrator C. W. Moss explores the inner psyche of the single-horned in Why Unicorn Drinks. A follow-up to Unicorn Being a Jerk, this volume of 67 four-color illustrations and captions gives readers a glimpse into the sad reality of life as a mythical creature, and reveals what drives Unicorn to the bottle. As fans of Moss online comic undoubtedly know, Why Unicorn Drinks pours a double-shot of laughter and irreverence. Youll never look at a unicorn the same way again.



2. 100 ghosts : a gallery of harmless haunts / by Doogie Horner
Cut two eyeholes into a bedsheet and BOO! Youand've got yourself a classic Halloween icon. But what happens if you tie the bedsheet in knots? What happens when you set it on fire, hang it from a clothesline, or put a llama underneath it? 100 Ghosts is a brilliantly simple artistic exploration of an icon as familiar as a grinning jack-o-lantern or an arched black cat. Itand's a delightful gift for adults, kids, and anyone who enjoys spooky design.





3. Why grizzly bears should wear underpants / written and drawn by Matthew Inman; The Oatmeal
Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants is the second variety comic collection and fourth book from the comedic mastermind behind TheOatmeal.com, Matthew Inman. Classics from the website, including "Dear Sriracha Rooster Sauce," "What It Means When You Say Literally," and "What We Should Have Been Taught in Our Senior Year of High School," are featured alongside never-before-seen works of epic hilarity that will delight veteran and newbie Oatmeal fans alike. Matthew Inman's first collection of The Oatmeal.com spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and sold 200,000 copies. This pivotal and influential comic collection titled 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth introduced Samurai sword-wielding kittens and informed us on how to tell if a velociraptor is having pre-marital sex. Matthew's cat-themed collection How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is a #1 New York Times bestseller with more than half a million copies in print. Now with Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants , Inman offers a delicious, tantalizing follow-up featuring all new material that has been posted on the site since the publication of the first book plus never-before-seen comics that have not appeared anywhere.nbsp; As with every Oatmeal collection, there is a pull-out poster at the back of the book. In this second collection of over 50 comics, you'll be treated to the hilarity of "The Crap We Put Up with Getting On and Off an Airplane," "Why Captain Higgins Is My Favorite Parasitic Flatworm," "This Is How I Feel about Buying Apps," "6 Things You Really Don't Need to Take a Photo of,"nbsp;and much more. Along with lambasting the latest culture crazes, Inman serves up recurrent themes such as foodstuffs, holidays, e-mail, as well as technological, news-of-the-day, and his snarky yet informative comics on grammar and usage.nbsp;Online and in print, The Oatmeal delivers brilliant, irreverent comic hilarity.



4. Point your face at this : drawings / by Demetri Martin
The New York Times bestselling writer and comedian Demetri Martin is back with a brand new collection of drawings that urge you to: Point your face at this In his first book, This Is a Book , Demetri Martin introduced fans and readers to his unique brand of long-form humor writing. That book spent twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller list Now Demetri returns with an eclectic volume devoted entirely to his trademark drawings and word play. Point your face at this contains hundreds of hilarious drawings and visual jokes, showcasing Martin's particular penchant for brevity. With a sensibility all its own, this is a great gift book and an absolute must-have for fans of the brainy, ambidextrous, comedian, palindromist (and author), Demetri Martin.



5. Best editorial cartoons of the year / edited by Steve Kelley
In this forty-first annual edition of an acclaimed series, more than four hundred clever and provocative editorial cartoons spotlight and satirise the major events of 2012. With viewpoints from liberal to conservative, no subject is off limits. The wit of the nation’s best cartoonists targets everything from politics, government, and the economy to pop culture and sports. In 2012, a far-reaching healthcare bill became law, same-sex marriage became legal, and the hard-fought election between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney came to a close. Arizona passed a controversial immigration law and Occupy Wall Street occupied the news. Also included in this edition are jests on our nation’s debt of $16 trillion and the Penn State scandal as well as ever-evolving social media.



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