Join us for some belly-rumbling painfully-truthful laughing as we host two Fantagraphics cartoonists - Pulitzer-prize winning editorial cartoonist Ann Talnaes and Philly's own Dwayne Booth (aka Mr. Fish). They'll both be sharing brand new books: Trump's ABC and And Then the World Blew Up.
Talnaes' Trump's ABC is an all-new collection of her scathing cartoons about Trump, in a children's book board book format (but definitely for adults). One Clinton, two Bushes, and an Obama were mere warm-ups for a President who is truly worthy of her excoriating satirical skills. The election of Donald Trump has inspired Telnaes to chronicles the high points (or low points, if there’s a difference) of Donald Trump’s first six months in office. Written in a sing-songy rhyme and drawn in her beguilingly impeccable ink line, each page is a miniature critique and expose of Donald Trump and his janissaries, poltroons, and dissemblers, illustrating his public policies, his personal defects, his ethical dysfunction, and the consequences of his Presidency on the lives of Americans ― in a format that is cleverly designed to reflect the commander-in-chief ’s attention span and mental level.
Mr. Fish's And Then the World Blew Up is an intellectual punch in the face to the new political order - a collection of cartoons, illustrations, personal essays and culture-war correspondence from an author who's just trying to defuse the apocalyptic bomb that is the miracle of our Creation. Drawn, painted, and collaged in Mr. Fish’s many virtuosic styles, And Then the World Blew Up is an eloquent take-no-prisoners response to American political life. Full-color illustrations throughout.