Tom Gauld: Baking with Kafka
a new collection of witty, sly, ridiculous comics
Noted as a ‘book-lover’s cartoonist’, Tom Gauld’s weekly strips in The Guardian stitch together the worlds of literary criticism and pop culture to create brilliantly executed, concise comics.
Silly and serious, from sarcastic panels about the health hazards of being a best-selling writer to a list of magical items for fantasy writers (such as the Amulet of Attraction, which summons mainstream acceptance, Hollywood money and fresh coffee), Gauld’s cartoons are timely and droll – his impeccable timing and distinctive visual style sets him apart from the rest.
Today the New Scientist and New York Times cartoonist talks to his publisher Francis Bickmore of Canongate Books about Baking With Kafka, his new collection of witty, sly, ridiculous comics.
When: Friday 20th October, 6pm
Where: Bonar Hall
Tickets: £3, concession £2