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Charlie Podrebarac’s silly, animal-obsessed wit is on display in Cowtown Abbey, a showcase of the most absurdly uproarious Cowtown strips to date. In this cream-of-the-crop collection, clever wordplay and bizarre encounters between human, animal, and extra-terrestrial create a world in which the weirdest of the weird can transpire. No cow or pig is safe–or sane–in this prime-cut compilation of absurd illustrated comedy.
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Sure to incite laughter and hunger at the same time, Barbecue Apocalypse! compiles barbecue-centric strips into one hilarious, slow-smoked collection, combining the strip’s trademark proclivity for cows and pigs with the perfect theme. Standard barbecue terminology is sliced into puns, seasoned with ridiculousness, then grilled to one-panel perfection in this delicious Cowtown collection chock-full of those beloved livestock one-liners.
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Cowtown hits the art scene, poking fun at the culture of galleries, museums, and of course, cows and pigs. Snooty Artist focuses its poignant jokes on beret-wearing “artists” and incompetent circus clowns with the popular comic strip’s signature wordplay and twisted life musings. Sprinkle a pig here and a cow there, and you have a sharply funny collection that sets its sights on something we all love to playfully ridicule: art and artists.
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"Richard Thompson reminds us that being a 40-year-old isn't hard, but being a four-year-old is. His warm, welcoming reminders are wonderfully lighthearted and funny as he brings home Alice's life in a fun, new Cul de Sac collection. Alice and her Blisshaven Preschool classmates charm fans of all ages. Their adventures ring alarmingly true to parents of little ones, too. From doing projects in a whirlwind of crayons and markers to their nonstop chatter to trying to comprehend a completely incomprehensible world, Thompson's characters make Children at Play a must-read. The little boxes crammed together, the shopping malls, and the insane traffic systems set the scene for the storylines and adventures that only suburban life can provide. Thompson's witty dialogue meets comically unique drawings to make Cul de Sac a place worthy of visiting on a daily basis. "I thought the best newspaper comic strips were long gone, and I've never been happier to be wrong. Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac has it all-intelligence, gentle humor, a delightful way with words, and, most surprising of all, wonderful, wonderful drawings." -Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes"
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Cul de Sac chronicles the absurdly wonderful adventures of the Otterloop family. Alice, Petey, Mom, and Dad live in the cookie-cutter suburbs not far from the interstate. Here, and at school, their day-to-day life unfolds with simple joys, tiny infractions, and wonderful moments of gentle bliss. In this specially curated for kids collection, the quirky world of Cul de Sac comes to life for a new audience. "One of the five best features in any newspaper, period." - The Comics Reporter "…(Thompson) produces one of the few strips around where nearly every individual panel is standalone delight." - The Onion A.V. Club "I can't say enough in his favor, so much is my admiration for his work." - Pat Oliphant "...much-needed jolt of energy to the daily newspaper. We have a real talent here." - Bill Watterson (creator of Calvin and Hobbes)
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Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac follows the antics of four-year-old Alice Otterloop as she navigates her way through her suburban town and life's ups and downs at Blisshaven Preschool. More than half of our nation's population resides in the burbs, and suburbanites everywhere will easily recognize Cul de Sac's tree-lined streets, big-box retail stores, and kiddy crunchy cereals, along with the revealing backseat conversations between Alice and her brother. Thompson's paintbrush captures humorously poignant and reflectively thoughtful watercolor scenes that offer commentary on life and how we choose to live it. Appearing in more than 100 newspapers, Cul de Sac has garnered Thompson critical praise from both the National Cartoonists Society and the Society of Illustrators.
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"The Cul de Sac Golden Treasury is a hilarious and beautiful omnibus of cartoonist Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac comic strips, bringing together strips from the first collection, Cul de Sac, and the 2009 collection, Children at Play. A lighthearted look at the suburban life of precocious preschooler Alice Otterloop, Cul de Sac is noted not only for its humor and intelligence, but also for Thompson's fun, imaginative watercolor artwork. Thompson's work has attracted the praise of highly acclaimed illustrators all over the world, including Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) and Mo Willems (Sheep in the Big City, Knuffle Bunny). The Cul de Sac Golden Treasury will be a valued addition to the libraries of Cul de Sac fans and a fantastic introduction for readers new to this warm, wonderful comic strip."
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Cul de Sac is a lighthearted comic strip about the suburban life of a precocious preschooler named Alice Otterloop. Richard Thompson's wonderful watercolor and fun, imaginative drawings have garnered the attention of highly acclaimed illustrators all over the world, including Bill Watterson and Mo Willems, who have each written a foreword for his first two collections.
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"""I hope you enjoy Cul de Sac as much as I do. I think you're in for a real treat."" --Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, 2008 ""One of the five best features in any newspaper, period."" --The Comics Reporter ""One of the few strips around where nearly every individual panel is stand-alone delight."" --The Onion ""...it really seems like the inheritor of 'Calvin and Hobbes.'"" --Art Spiegelman ""I can't say enough in his favor, so much is my admiration for his work."" --Pat Oliphant More than half of our nation's population resides in the 'burbs. Knowingly, Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac follows the antics of four-year-old Alice Otterloop as she navigates her way through life at Blisshaven Preschool, ""the scene of [her] daily toil."" Suburbanites across the nation will easily recognize the quirks and conundrums associated with house-lined streets, sidewalk canvases, and magnetified refrigerator art. Instructed by the proper Miss Bliss, Alice regularly has issues with taking a nap, speaking out of turn, and remembering what a triangle looks like. Helping her through life's ups and downs are her eight-year-old brother Petey, Dad (a.k.a. Peter), and Mom (a.k.a. Madeline), as well as Mr. Danders, the preschool's pompously pedantic guinea pig. This is the strip's first book collection incorporating more than a year's worth of strips dating back to the cartoon's 2007 debut. Thompson has received critical praise for doing a masterful job of commenting on social issues while entertaining in a freshly amusing and unexpected way."
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"Once every decade, America is gifted with an angst-ridden anti-hero, a Nietzschean nebbish, an us-against-the-universe everyperson around whom our insecurities collect like iron shavings to a magnet. Charlie Chaplin. Dagwood Bumstead. Charlie Brown. Cathy. Now, Dilbert." -The Miami Herald The former occupant of cubicle 4S700R at Pacific Bell seems to have made a go of this cartoon strip thing. What began as a doodling diversion that Scott Adams shared with his officemates has exploded into one of the most read cartoon strips worldwide. This Dilbert treasury, What Do You Call a Sociopath in a Cubicle? Answer: A Coworker, brings together all of the office psychos who have annoyed Dilbert and entertained millions. This compilation pays homage to some of the most annoying and outrageous characters Adams' has ever drawn-characters he likes to call office "sociopaths." * Edfred the two-faced man * Anne L. Retentive * Nervous Ted * Loud Howard * Alice and her fist of death This full-color treasury reinforces everything that makes the strip great by lampooning the people and processes of business. Adams homes in on all the quirky coworkers that drive us crazy in the corporate world. He has fun at the expense of office oafs found in workplaces everywhere-creatures like the Office Sociopath, who listens to voice mail on his speaker phone, and the Exactly Man, who punctuates everything with a finger point, exclaiming "Exactly!" The result is a book that leaves readers knowingly rolling their eyes and, of course, laughing uproariously.
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