“The Ethic of War” by Tom Gauld, no. 869, cartoon for the Guardian (Saturday Review letters page). Uploaded on December 10, 2012. © Tom Gauld

You’re All Just Jealous Of My Jetpack: “The Ethic of War” by Tom Gauld, no. 869, cartoon for the Guardian (Saturday Review letters page). Uploaded on December 10, 2012. © Tom Gauld

You’re All Just Jealous Of My Jetpack is Tom Gauld Tumblr blog where, since May 2012, he has been uploading the weekly cartoons he draws for The Guardian. It’s also the title of an upcoming collection of cartoons Gauld published both in the The Guardian and the The New York Times. This new collection is to be released by comic publisher Drawn & Quarterly around February 2013. One can enjoy a limited preview of this album either through D&Q’s Winter 2013 catalogue (PDF) or, for a slightly different one, through D&Q’s official website for Tom Gauld products (PDF). The book can already be pre-ordered on Amazon.

New York Times Magazine cartoonist Tom Gauld follows up his widely praised graphic novel Goliath with You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, a collection of cartoons made for The Guardian. Over the past eight years, Gauld has produced a weekly cartoon for the Saturday Review section of Britain’s most well regarded newspaper. Only a handful of comics from this huge and hilarious body of work have ever been printed in North America – exclusively within the pages of the prestigious Believer magazine. You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack distils perfectly Gauld’s dark humor, impeccable timing, and distinctive style. Arrests by the fiction police and fictional towns designed by Tom Waits intermingle hilariously with piercing observations about human behavior and whimsical imaginings of the future. Again and again, Tom Gauld reaffirms his position as a first rank cartoonist, creating work infused with a deep understanding of both literary and cartoon history.

Previously: more cartoons by Tom Gauld.

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