'Tom Gauld is always funny, but he's funny in a way that makes you feel smarter. Which is especially useful when he's being funny about science' Neil Gaiman A dog philosopher questions what it really means to be a 'good boy'. A virtual assistant and a robot-cleaner elope. The undiscovered species and the theoretical particle face existential despair. Just as he did with writers, poets and literary classics in Baking with Kafka, Gauld now does with hapless scientists, nanobots, and puzzling theorems - with comic strips funny enough to engage science boffins and novices alike.



ISBN: 9781786898050
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 160
Edition: Main
Publication Date: 2 Apr 2020
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 15.5(H) x 21(L) x 1.8(W)
Weight (gm): 445



Tom Gauld is always funny, but he's funny in a way that makes you feel smarter. Which is especially useful when he's being funny about science -- NEIL GAIMAN
Gauld is my favourite hyper-minimalist brainiac cartoonist, and Department Of Mind-Blowing Theories is my favourite of his collections so far -- WILLIAM GIBSON
His work is solace, comfort, guilty pleasure, joy, thrill, pleasure palace . . . In times such as these, someone who can make you forget your troubles, who can make you laugh out loud . . . falls into the national treasure category . . . There quite literally has never been a better time to get on the Gauld wagon * * Bookmunch * *
Praise for Tom Gauld: [Gauld's strips] have become known for their wry, playful erudition * * New Yorker * *
Gauld's deceptively simple panels and sparse, understated dialogue speak poetically . . . Gauld finds humour and hope - as well as coffee and doughnuts - in his portrait of a fading utopia * * Guardian * *
Each single-page piece is a clever, funny, slightly bonkers riff on a literary theme . . . Sublime * * The Times * *
A collection of brilliantly off-the-wall cartoons. Ever wondered what War and Peace clickbait looks like? Or Machiavelli's month planner? Gauld can help * * Daily Mail on BAKING WITH KAFKA * *
Tom Gauld might just be the Edward Gorey of our time, channelling his wry humour and macabre aesthetic through exquisite black-and-white illustrations -- MARIA POPOVA
Tom Gauld's deceptively simple comics hold a mirror to human hypocrisies * * Huffington Post * *
One of the best cartoonists around! * * BoingBoing * *


Author Biography

Tom Gauld was born in 1976 and grew up in Aberdeenshire. He is a cartoonist and illustrator with weekly comic strips in The Guardian and New Scientist and his comics have been published in The New York Times and on the cover of The New Yorker. In addition to his graphic novels, Goliath, You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, Mooncop (a New York Times bestseller) and Baking with Kafka (winner of Best Humour Publication at the 2018 Eisner Awards), he has designed a number of book covers. Gauld lives and works in London. @tomgauld | tomgauld.com
Department of Mind-Blowing Theories: Science Cartoons

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