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Wenn Kühe Propeller hätten.
i don't read or speak german, so the words in here are unknown to me. this is a children's picture book by hans traxler. the cover illo is of a cow w/...more
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Nov 05, 2012
Willie and Joe: Back Home
i've given this only five instead of six stars because i've not read the introduction yet.

these cartoons are a kick in the head. 1945/46 and mauldin i...more
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Aug 05, 2013
The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling
this was a fun read! don't know why the publisher sent it to me(goodreads win? library? bookseller?, whatever, thankyou!)

picked this up at the postof...more
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Aug 02, 2013
20 Years Of Broadside
this is a book of comic panels that appeared in a u.s. navy newspaper. a few of the jokes i could figure out (the poor captain in the dentist's chair...more
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Feb 05, 2014
Barbie Unbound: A Parody of the Barbie Obsession
"barbie lee gifford visits her very own sweatshop"
"viginia slims barbie dates tobacco lawyer ken"
"it rhymes with bitch: barbie at salem"
"barbie stein...more
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Feb 19, 2014
Spark Generators Ii
lynn (for better or worse) johnston does a really nice appreciation of a canadian artist i wasn't familar wth - len norris. also really enjoyable read...more
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Feb 18, 2012
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Nation: The Fourth Madam & Eve
Fantastic comic strip. the art is a combination of garry trudeau and berke breathed. characters from doonesbury show up(as does frumpy the clown, i th...more
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May 22, 2014
The Glamor Girls of Don Flowers
really nice art and period humor. flowers seems to have been influenced by, in addition to hank ketcham, marty links.
three things i wish the editor...more
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Apr 25, 2014
Praise, Vilification, and Sexual Innuendo, or How to Be a Critic: The Selected Writings, 1964-1979
san francisco in the sixties and seventies. v. early reviews of carol doda, mitchell bros., swartzenegger, springsteen from the the chronicle critic....more
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Mar 25, 2012
Die Fledermaus: Or, The Bat's Revenge
john mortimer of rumpole of the bailey did this english translation. i knew nothing of the opera save that it was serious, german and about bats.
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Jun 15, 2014
Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace, Vol. 3: 1955-1956
no longer trying to figure out who the characters are, ketcham is at his height as author, artist and storyteller. margaret -the anti-lucy van pelt- i...more
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Jul 07, 2013
The Jack Cole Reader
this is a "best of" volume, i'll trust greg theakson on that. the aren't was okay, perhaps would have been helped by color, the writing wasn't there....more
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Sep 11, 2014
Favor de Interrumpir (Wyliman #1)
i have an english language edition (fortunately).
the art is incredible, reading these strips after reading the dailys in the newspaper is sad. these...more
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Jan 09, 2013
Cannon the Librarian
i don't remember any librarians that looked like Xena when i was growing up. Haven't met too many recently that wore leather boots, armor, tiara and c...more
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Jun 11, 2011
Fiddler on the Roof
i never watched this all the way through. reading it makes so much sense. it is wonderful and i finally get what a fiddler on the roof is. the publish...more
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
Too Much Information (Unshelved, #9)
this volume gets a little too snarky. a new character is introduced, i suppose every strip has to have its charlotte braun (wasn't that the peanuts ch...more
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Feb 24, 2012
Let My People Laugh
i needed this book. arrived a couple days before a school shooting. between the news stories this book and football(but only two days of it, the book...more
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Dec 20, 2012
Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe
this book is too over the top for me, some subtlety would have been nice. however there is a full star in my rating for the web resource list in the b...more
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Apr 07, 2014
Boom Baby Moon (March Tenth Book)
a clever and moderen take off on good night moon, the best i've read. "Goodnight safety tested, ugly/Car seat, walker, playpen, Sugli/Goodnight certif...more
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Aug 29, 2011
Mouse Guard, Labyrinth and Other Stories (Free Comic Book Day 2012)
this is from free comic book day a few months ago. but its worth finding and paying a few bucks for. mouse guard, dappermen and a ted naifeh story (an...more
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Sep 23, 2012
Academia Waltz
language is too course at times. first appearences of steve dallas, the guy in the wheelchair and the basset hound. some of the jokes are univ. of tex...more
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May 12, 2010
Mad about Superheroes Vol. 2
the edition i just read was "Version 2.5" has an alfred e neuman as superman cover. a lot of fun. didn't read the movie parodies, just the argones and...more
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Dec 26, 2012
the dog doesn't die! a happy dog book. this should have gotten a newbery for being about a dog that doesn't die on the first page,or by a gun or anyth...more
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Feb 06, 2013
Crouching Madam Hidden Maid
this is the best comic strip in the u.s.! (i bought three different volumes at a used bookstore in berkeley, so the strip is in the states)
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May 25, 2014
Political Cartoons
sapp gives neither the artist or the magazine/newspaper these appeared in. several are printed to small to read w/out the use of a magnifier.
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Jul 31, 2014
Redneck Extreme Mobile Home Makeover
this is a one note song that plays over and over, by the third time i read it it was tired and had stolen all the jokes i could. and the cover is grea...more
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Sep 14, 2011
Akissi: Feline Invasion
english translation of the french comic strip from the creator of Aya.
not my style of humor, maybe for fans of captain underpants.
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Nov 03, 2013
Fun with Mrs. Thumb
jan mark writes w/the dark humor of edward gorey and nicola bayley the best art of cats illos. v. english and a lot of fun!
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Mar 15, 2014
There's No Such Thing as Too Much Love
i loved marty links work. emmy lou was one of my favourite strips in the sunday san francisco chronicle. terrific artist!
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Feb 06, 2014
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing; Log Cabin Building; Mountain Crafts and Foods; Planting by the Signs; Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing
Finally read this, wish i'd done it when it came out, would probably gotten me to make different choices in life.
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Apr 30, 2013
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