Synopses & Reviews
Cartoonist George Booth has spent four decades at the New Yorker constructing a universe so distinct, it would be immediately identifiable even without his signature on the bottom of the panel. In Boothand#8217;s world a bare lightbulb dangles precariously . . . a frayed carpet barely covers the living room floor . . . flies buzz . . . a couple speaks matter-of-factly . . . a man looks up from behind his newspaper. And somewhere, in the foreground or off to the side, a dog twitches involuntarily. In Boothand#8217;s cartoons dogs act as a Greek chorus, serving as a proxy for the reader by pointing out the mundane absurdity of life that is obviously lost on their owners. This 40th-anniversary collection highlights George Boothand#8217;s best and funniest dog cartoonsand#151;with a special introduction by Bill Cosby.
Known for cartoons of twitching dogs situated alongside a long-suffering couple, this collection highlights Booth's best and funniest dog cartoons as seen in "The New Yorker."
About the Author
George Booth is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and several childrenand#8217;s books. His previous books include The Essential George Booth, Omnibooth, and Think Good Thoughts About a Pussycat. In 1993 Booth was recognized with a Gag Cartoon Award for his work in the New Yorker by the National Cartoonist Society. He lives in Stony Brook, NY.and#160; Bill Cosby is an American comedian, actor, author, producer, and activist. He is also the bestselling author of Fatherhood.