52nd out of 99 books — 17 voters
by Marc Johns
This offbeat collection of whimsical illustrations gently plays with our preconceptions. As we browse this selection of illustrated jests, we enter the artistas absurd and child-like world. Seemingly simple, these spare images are complex in their implications. Odd juxtapositions make us laugh and then think. As Marc Johns himself remarks afinding the humor in things often...more
Hardcover, 143 pages
Published May 30th 2009 by teNeues Publishing Company
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i only stumbled across this book because some dumb teenage girls left it in a tangle of hairstyle and adolescent-boy-worship magazines in the chairs in the drama aisle. (yes, the chairs... maybe they weren't that dumb after all) again, i don't know shit-from-poundcake about art, but i really enjoyed his sense of humor. and his line reminded me of dzama's, and then i find out he's canadian, too.... and whether the similarity is there or not, it is in my ancestral canadian fossil-mind, and i respo...more