You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack is the title of a new book by the British cartoonist Tom Gauld. Over the last eight years Gauld has been creating a weekly cartoon for The Guardian and this beautiful hardback book is a compendium of many of his best works. Released through the Canadian publishers Drawn and Quarterly, the book features plenty of cartoons which havn’t been seen outside of the UK before.
Gauld is a wonderful cartoonist with a great sense of humor. His single-page pieces are smart, funny and whimsical. The work featured in this book once featured in The Guardian’s book review section and so many of these cartoons have a fantastic literary bent, with Gauld riffing on everything from poetry anthologies to Brontë.
Within the limited space of his single-page pieces, Gauld displays a real talent for timing. His simple and distinctive style make his cartoons a pleasure to read and it’s hard not to want to devour this whole book in a single sitting. You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack is fantastic and is currently available to buy in a number of places including Amazon (US/UK/CA). Go check it out!