About Dogs

About Dogs

by George Booth
     
 

Cartoonist George Booth has spent four decades at the New Yorker constructing a universe so distinct, it would be immediately identifiable even without his signature on the bottom of the panel. In Booth’s world a bare lightbulb dangles precariously . . . a frayed carpet barely covers the living room floor . . . flies buzz . . . a couple speaks

Overview

Cartoonist George Booth has spent four decades at the New Yorker constructing a universe so distinct, it would be immediately identifiable even without his signature on the bottom of the panel. In Booth’s world a bare lightbulb dangles precariously . . . a frayed carpet barely covers the living room floor . . . flies buzz . . . a couple speaks matter-of-factly . . . a man looks up from behind his newspaper. And somewhere, in the foreground or off to the side, a dog twitches involuntarily. In Booth’s cartoons dogs act as a Greek chorus, serving as a proxy for the reader by pointing out the mundane absurdity of life that is obviously lost on their owners. This 40th-anniversary collection highlights George Booth’s best and funniest dog cartoons—with a special introduction by Bill Cosby.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810983618
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 6.60(h) x 2.10(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

George Booth is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and several children’s books. His previous books include The Essential George Booth, Omnibooth, and Think Good Thoughts About a Pussycat. In 1993 Booth was recognized with a Gag Cartoon Award for his work in the New Yorker by the National Cartoonist Society. He lives in Stony Brook, NY.  Bill Cosby is an American comedian, actor, author, producer, and activist. He is also the bestselling author of Fatherhood.

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