Cartoon Slideshow: “You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack”

The dark literary humor of Tom Gauld.


Readers of the Guardian and the New York Times Magazine may recognize the poignant and often dark humor of Tom Gauld, whose sizable new collection of cartoons, You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack (out April 30 from Drawn and Quarterly), pokes fun at literature and media of all stripes—putting a Beckettian spin on Tintin, for example, and imagining a Brontë sisters video game—not to mention futurism, religion, modern art, and human hubris and frivolity. In one bit, a pretentious worm derides his unseen inquisitor for asking, “Are you happy?” The question is redirected at a bird that has just arrived to devour the affronted worm. Answer: “Yes.”

Gauld’s clever cartoons make this an ideal addition to your coffee table collection—or that rack by the shitter, if that’s how you roll. Check out 10 selections from the new book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT'S NOT THAT WE'RE SCREWED WITHOUT TRUMP:

"It's that we're screwed with or without him if we can't show the public that what we do matters for the long term," writes Mother Jones CEO Monika Bauerlein as she kicks off our drive to raise $350,000 in donations from readers by July 17.

This is a big one for us. It's our first time asking for an outpouring of support since screams of FAKE NEWS and so much of what Trump stood for made everything we do so visceral. Like most newsrooms, we face incredibly hard budget realities, and it's unnerving needing to raise big money when traffic is down.

So, as we ask you to consider supporting our team's journalism, we thought we'd slow down and check in about where Mother Jones is and where we're going after the chaotic last several years. This comparatively slow moment is also an urgent one for Mother Jones: You can read more in "Slow News Is Good News," and if you're able to, please support our team's hard-hitting journalism and help us reach our big $350,000 goal with a donation today.

payment methods

IT'S NOT THAT WE'RE SCREWED WITHOUT TRUMP:

"It's that we're screwed with or without him if we can't show the public that what we do matters for the long term," writes Mother Jones CEO Monika Bauerlein as she kicks off our drive to raise $350,000 in donations from readers by July 17.

This is a big one for us. So, as we ask you to consider supporting our team's journalism, we thought we'd slow down and check in about where Mother Jones is and where we're going after the chaotic last several years. This comparatively slow moment is also an urgent one for Mother Jones: You can read more in "Slow News Is Good News," and if you're able to, please support our team's hard-hitting journalism and help us reach our big $350,000 goal with a donation today.

payment methods

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate