The Unhinged World Of Glen Baxter
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Over four decades and a multitude of books, “Colonel” Glen Baxter has built a world and a language all his own—slightly familiar, decidedly abnormal, irresistibly funny. Have you felt the terror of a failed Szechuan dinner? Have you seen what happens at precisely 6:15? Do you know where the beards are stored? Either way, this is the book for you. Baxter’s drawings are a delicious stew of pulp adventure novels, highbrow hjinks, and outright absurdity: lonesome cowboys confront the latest in modern art, brave men tremble before moussaka, schoolgirls hoard hashish, and the world’s fruits are in constant peril. Wimples abound. This new selection of Baxter’s work brings together highlights from the full sweep of his long career, and is sure to enchant both confirmed Baxterians and those iin dire need of an introduction. This NYRC edition is a hardcover with printed endpapers, debossed cover design, and extra-thick paper.
Cult fiction explores the reciprocal relationship between comics and art, foregrounding links between the two genres where current social and political issues are aired in frank visual narratives. The comic artists and graphic novelists represented here are mainly from the generation of independent author-draughtsmen, whose subject matter tends to be offbeat and transgressive - and sometimes controversial. For Julie Doucet and Debbie Drechsler 'real life issues', approached in autobiographical styles, supplant moralistic tales of good and evil. The true realities of life within a war zone are sensitively charted in Joe Sacco's Palestine, while everyday characters become unlikely heroes in the stories of Daniel Clowes and R. Crumb. An essay by Paul Gravert illuminates the long-standing love affair between fine art and comics, while Hayward Curator, Emma Mahony sets the contemporary context in her introductory essay. A specially commissioned picture-essay by Kim L. Pace, together with drawn self-portraits and questionnaires by the contributing artists, make this a unique publication.
With all-new and completely original cartoons, Glen Baxter takes on the mysterious and bizarre subject of sex. The sybaritic pleasures of "webbing and oil-based adhesives, " "the Brussels swirl, " and "the German technique" are all explored in lurid detail. Baxter's inimitable wit and evocative drawings continue to fascinate and entertain. Illustrations.
Colonel Baxter returns with a rip-roaring new collection of cartoons in which he boldly tackles the great issues of the day. Fans of Glen Baxter and his singular, comical world can breathe easy: he's back. For the uninitiated: get ready. Trundling Grunts is that rare book that provides answers to all of life's unasked questions, providing foolproof ways to: Order a Continental breakfast. Approach an offending bagel. Trouble-shoot an express hair grooming service. Smuggle tofu. Freshen up a salad bowl. Make a career switch to accountancy. Stumble into a work of total abstraction. The modern world can be a tough place. As always, Glen Baxter helps you through it.
The compelling true story that inspired the hugely successful major ITV drama series HOME FIRES – now in its second season. The Second World War was the WI's finest hour. The whole of its previous history - two decades of educating, entertaining and supporting women and campaigning on women's issues - culminated in the enormous collective responsibility felt by the members to 'do their bit' for Britain. With all the vigour, energy and enthusiasm at their disposal, a third of a million country women set out to make their lives and the lives of those around them more bearable in what they described as 'a period of insanity'. Through archive material and interviews with many WI members, Julie Summers takes us behind the scenes, revealing their nitty-gritty approach to the daily problems presented by the conflict. Jambusters is the fascinating story of how the Women's Institute pulled rural Britain through the war with pots of jam and a spirit of make-do-and-mend.
In 1988, a retired schoolteacher named Pius Fernandes receives an old diary found in the back room of an East African shop. Written in 1913 by a British colonial administrator, the diary captivates Fernandes, who begins to research the coded history he encounters in its terse, laconic entries. What he uncovers is a story of forbidden liaisons and simmering vengeances, family secrets and cultural exiles--a story that leads him on an investigative journey through his own past and Africa's.
"From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this ... novel of love, war, art, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women [(Adele Bloch-Bauer and Maria Altmann)] and brings to life the true story behind the creation and near destruction of Gustav Klimt's most remarkable paintings"--Dust jacket flap.
Tackles issues such as: Corduroy and its tragic implications, the truth about group therapy and guacamole, the sinister rise in the number of quiche self-help groups, the resurgence of woad and distressing developments in the field of marquetry.