The Snooty Bookshop Postcards
Fifty postcards from The Guardian cartoonist Tom Gauld.
This postcard set celebrates more than a decade of Gauld’s contributions to The Guardian, with fifty of his most beloved strips, on everything from “Procrastination for Creative Writers, a 10-Week Course,” and “Poetry Anthologies for People Who Don’t Like Poems” to an alternative bookshop shelving section (“Yes, we do have a copy of the book you’re looking for. You’ll find it in the ‘Vastly Overrated’ section of the ’So-called Classics’ Department.”)
Tom Gauld has created countless iconic strips for The Guardian over the course of his illustrious career. A master of condensing grand, highbrow themes into one- to eight-panel comics, his weekly strips embody his trademark British humor while simultaneously opening comics to an audience unfamiliar with the artistry that cartooning has to offer. Funny but serious, these postcards allow Gauld to put his impressive knowledge of history, literature, and pop culture on full display―his impeccable timing and distinctive visual style setting him apart from the rest.
Witty and beautifully drawn, The Snooty Bookshop will make you chuckle at least fifty times, guaranteed.