A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection

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Transforming imaginative humor and sly wit into single-frame cartoons as a duo, Bliss and Martin have created a genuine page flipper that leaves the reader laughing and shaking their head at the same time. Cutting to the heart of the matter in a way we only allow comedians the privilege of doing, the humor lands somewhere between tongue-in-cheek puns and blistering social commentary. With true humorist finesse, they clock us between the eyes and then smack us on the back just enough to keep us from choking on our own pretension. Some self-satirizing also appears scattered panels throughout the book depicting their journey of creation and, at times, disagreement. The book itself is of remarkable quality, made to be read and re-read many times. Each panel takes a full page and is clear and easy to read, but whether the reader finds them easy to understand or not is art outside the cartoonist’s hands. Keep this book on the coffee table and you won’t have to speak to your dinner guests for at least half an hour, which should give you enough time to go hide before they notice you’re missing.

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Author Harry Bliss and Steve Martin
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Celadon Books
Publish Date 17-Nov-2020
ISBN 9781250262899 Buy this Book
Issue July 2021
Category Sequential Art