Revenge of the Librarians by Tom Gauld

I subscribe to both The Guardian and New Scientist on Libby just to read Tom Gauld’s clever comic strips. Drawn and Quarterly has amassed Tom’s recent top strips called Revenge of the Librarians by Tom Gauld.

Confront the spectre of failure, the wraith of social media, and other supernatural enemies of the author

Tom Gauld returns with his wittiest and most trenchant collection of literary cartoons to date. Perfectly composed drawings are punctuated with the artist’s signature brand of humor, hitting high and low. After all, Gauld is just as comfortable taking jabs at Jane Eyre and Game of Thrones.

Tom Gauld’s The Revenge of the Librarians comes out in Fall 2022!

Some particularly favored targets include the pretentious procrastinating novelist, the commercial mercenary of the dispassionate editor, the willful obscurantism of the vainglorious poet. Quake in the presence of the stack of bedside books as it grows taller! Gnash your teeth at the ever-moving deadline that the writer never meets! Quail before the critic’s incisive dissection of the manuscript! And most important, seethe with envy at the paragon of creative productivity!

Revenge of the Librarians contains even more murders, drubbings, and castigations than The Department of Mind-Blowing Theories, Baking with Kafka, or any other collections of mordant scribblings by the inimitably excellent Gauld.

Tom Gauld is a cartoonist and illustrator. He has weekly comic strips in The Guardian and New Scientist and his comics have been published in The New York TimesThe Believer, and on the cover of the The New Yorker. In addition to his graphic novels Baking with KafkaGoliathMooncop, and You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, he has designed a number of book covers. Gauld lives and works in London.